Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,183 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

The Stars Are Shining Bright Tonight


The stars are shining bright tonight
And the moon is gently glowing
The land is softly bathed in light
But a cold, cold wind is blowing
Yes, a cold, cold wind is blowing

My eyes no longer see the sun
Nor yet all the skylarks flying
The time for weeping has begun
And I am in sorrow crying
Yes, I am in sorrow crying

Where is the joy that was so true
O where is the love o’er-flowing
Lost are the dreams that I once knew
With heartache and sadness growing
Yes, heartache and sadness growing

The stars are shining bright tonight
But the world is gently sighing
Who will now hold me warm and tight
For my soul is slowly dying
Yes, my soul is slowly dying

Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,306 Points Jak Black (3/4/2015 5:32:00 AM)

    A sad but very beautiful poem, Valerie. Raw emotion tinged with grief, cleverly worded. An enjoyable read, as always. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,751 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (11/24/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Feelings are deep and directly from the heart. Reading this poem loud pausing after each stanza provides great relief. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (11/22/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    The sense of loss and longing for the dear one, everything is delicately woven.Val, you are always superb! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (11/22/2013 1:27:00 AM)

    A lovely piece of writing which I deeply understand. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,927 Points Khairul Ahsan (11/21/2013 2:40:00 AM)

    This poem, as indeed some comments below, made my lips quiver, my eyes blurred.
    'The time for weeping has begun
    And I am in sorrow crying
    Yes, I am in sorrow crying'.... Infectious feelings!

    'Who will now hold me warm and tight
    For my soul is slowly dying
    Yes, my soul is slowly dying.'..... Hugs!

    I do not know whether you have read the readers' comments or not. If you have, you've seen that you are not alone in suffering the grief and pain. We empathize! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,330 Points Sandra Feldman (11/20/2013 7:13:00 PM)

    I feel your pain more than you know, and now I too am crying. Even in pain, you write more beautifully than ever. This poem reminds me of Poe's Annabelle Lee, my forever favorite. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Yasmeen Khan (11/18/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    Sometime mellow gloom takes over us and we feel like a reed flowing on its waves. I's written poignantly and passionately. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Terry M (11/15/2013 3:21:00 PM)

    Your poem causes me to pause, I think many of us are in the same boat and it is sinking slowly. Good write kiddo. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (11/13/2013 9:45:00 AM)

    Wow, Valerie, a very strong poem, beautifully written. If we can expres our sorrows and and deepest sadness like this, half of it is often gone. Superb poetry, Val. I pray for your strength. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 687 Points Kavya . (11/11/2013 5:37:00 AM)

    an excellent write Mam..........can sense the feelings and emotions in your poem........ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 655 Points Paul Brookes (11/10/2013 2:29:00 PM)

    The warmth of Spring may soon warm you and love be round the corner. A beautifully poignant poem which brings to mind the melancholy of Autumn the sadness at the change of seasons and the end of love. 10/10 BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Terry M (11/6/2013 3:08:00 PM)

    Sometimes we read a poem and wonder if the poet is speaking of the present or the past, your poem brings a little of both to me if not to you. Good job! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Dinesh Nair (11/6/2013 7:14:00 AM)

    Anyone can philosophise and just tell things to sooth your mind Valerie. I fear I cannot do that. In fact I believe you are already a strong person and you can still be sober about facts irreversible.
    A poem that reminds of you Valerie the skylark that can still sing. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (11/5/2013 12:29:00 PM)

    Oh painful in beautiful flow...i am happy to give you the tenth 10 :) _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Smoky Hoss (11/3/2013 6:11:00 PM)

    Wow, such pathos, presented in such an amazing poem. Even the stars must in some way shed a tear. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Dee Corpolongo (11/3/2013 5:34:00 PM)

    This is a beautifully written and deeply emotional poem, that is felt right in the heart and soul....
    So expressive in your heartache, I pray that it may get bearable. {{{hugs}}} to you Val, along with tears. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,063 Points Kanav Justa (11/1/2013 3:09:00 PM)

    A lovely write... touches your heart straight away.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (10/31/2013 4:48:00 PM)

    The sorrow flows through this poem like a river...
    it is beautifully written, and causes great feeling. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,751 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/29/2013 7:06:00 AM)

    Poem full of feelings for the loved one. The repeating lines of each stanza simply give a jolt to the heart. A moving poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 118 Points Nick Jordan (10/29/2013 2:35:00 AM)

    Lovely poem Valerie. Beautifully written, flows really well and easy to relate to. (Report) Reply

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