Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

The Day Is Done


(For my dear husband, who passed away
on 4 September 2013) .


All flames shall dim, all books shall close
Petals fall from the dying rose
The actor makes his final bow
The curtain falls, its over now

With no more words and no more sighs
We`ve spoken now our last goodbyes
The time has come, the end of this
From trembling lips, a final kiss

Eclipsed is now the coming dawn
From which another night is born
For shadows move across the earth
Another death, another birth

As darkness clouds the closing day
Your quiet heart in silence lay
After the fading of the sun
Last breath taken - the day is done


(Little yellow flowers
Dancing in the breeze
Little yellow flowers
Huddled round the trees
Little yellow flowers
Seemed to know my pain
Little yellow flowers
In my mem`ry will remain)

Submitted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/3/2013 10:09:00 AM)

    He is not gone far as you think
    When silence and solitude calls
    You will find him stand and wink
    In the corridors of your mind standing tall.........

    Very good poem and welcome to my page for your valuable comments (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (10/7/2013 7:49:00 AM)

    The day is done but love and memories still remains. I felt your
    deeply emotional write but I also feel a ray of bright hope for you.
    It may be dark now but the light will conquer it. You will overcome!
    A heartfelt write. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (10/3/2013 12:36:00 PM)

    A special poem for someone special with sad tender thoughts and sweet acceptance of Divine will (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/30/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    Please remember all the pleasant times you had together. Your lines in parenthesis refer to yellow flowers. Please read my poem 'Five Yellow Butterflies' as they fly away. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (9/25/2013 3:17:00 AM)

    Dear Valerie, my apologies for coming late to your requiem piece. This apparently most stoic and beautiful tribute is a finely crafted and special poem. My thoughts are with you. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/19/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    Your sorrow has solidified into a beautiful poem Val... more poignant and penetrating than poems we write on an imagined situation! We all know how hard it is for you now... yet Time can heal the wound though the scar may remain! But coming back to your poems is the best way to release the pent up feelings of ache! May you get the strength to tide over this loss! (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (9/19/2013 7:22:00 AM)

    a very emotional poem to read Val.
    We all know words will fall short to console you,
    as losing a dear one is not easy to sail thru,
    but good people are very few,
    who are called by God to reside in his heavenly dew. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (9/19/2013 4:51:00 AM)

    All your dear thoughts will ever be alive with the thoughts of late Mr Dohren giving you all the wherewithal to cross these waves which have caused a temporary adversity in your life.
    Valerie, we are all here together for the bright days to come.. (Report) Reply

  • Ann Beard (9/19/2013 2:47:00 AM)

    Deepest sympathies. A beautiful poem written with great pain and tenderness. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (9/18/2013 12:17:00 PM)

    Val, I am so sorry to have read this, yet he is out of pain now and I send my deepest condolences... This here is a beautifully written poem of deep sadness, and may you continue to bless us with your gifted words. {{{hugs}}} (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (9/18/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    you are our angel ma'am and god is always close to angels so there is nothing to wish for you cause you have HIM by your side..

    take care
    love you (Report) Reply

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