Valerie Dohren

Veteran Poet - 3,037 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Two Shadows

I saw two shadows walking
Yet I was there alone -
Two shadows softly drifting
As I walked on my own.

Two shadows in the sunlight
Two shadows there with me -
As I turned round to see them
One mine, the other he.

But he was not there with me
Not there, not by my side,
Yet still two shadows lingered
Though long ago he died.

I saw two shadows walking
Upon that lovely day –
I saw one softly drifting
Then slowly fade away.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: deaths

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  • Rookie - 514 Points Juan Olivarez (5/5/2014 1:57:00 PM)

    Your words bring chills to me. Such beauty you describe. Our hope is to one day be with those shades that fade from our conscienes and understanding. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,675 Points Roseann Shawiak (4/7/2014 6:19:00 PM)

    Heart touching poem, gentle sadness touching me
    from the shadows of another dimension. Always
    able to show love through the reflection of a
    shadow walking alongside you. Wonderful poem.
    I too, have written of shadows in different contexts.
    Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 338 Points Danny Draper (4/5/2014 7:06:00 PM)

    Sad and beautiful. Perhaps we are all but shadows. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 617 Points Mary Forrester (4/4/2014 2:41:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Valerie, so touching. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,614 Points Amitava Sur (4/3/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    A lovely imagery being penned. May be earthily he, your love is not there, but in the shadows (in another world) he is very well belonging with you and will always remain with you.... heartfelt (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 Points Diane Hine (4/2/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    Sweet and sad......................... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,812 Points Patricia Grantham (3/31/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    A comfort in a shadow is our way of getting through our grief.
    No matter the the time of day or whatever the reason we find
    solace in these shadows. Very comforting. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,635 Points Smoky Hoss (3/30/2014 6:15:00 PM)

    A beautiful and tender picture of hope, and love everlasting. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,302 Points Lyn Paul (3/29/2014 6:51:00 PM)

    Your words have been expressed so beautifully Valerie. David is always with you A shadow to not fear and to know he is still near. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points Ruth Walters (3/24/2014 1:30:00 PM)

    I love this poem...I've written a few poems about shadows myself but never about the spirit world.... I believe they all 'walk beside us' if only we pause to think about them as they live on inside our minds, our memories....lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,538 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/23/2014 5:28:00 PM)

    Intimacy is dense enough to cast a shadow. Beautifully put in the poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Kanav Justa (3/20/2014 11:49:00 PM)

    .... i love your poems... i will say that again.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,031 Points Sandra Feldman (3/20/2014 4:11:00 PM)

    All feelin, that's all. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,405 Points Dave Walker (3/20/2014 7:43:00 AM)

    A soul watching over you, a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 83 Points Maryanne Richards (3/19/2014 11:31:00 PM)

    Really beautiful and flowing. I love your work. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,411 Points * Sunprincess * (3/19/2014 4:50:00 PM) beautiful val, and beautifully written from the heart....I feel he is there watching over you...loved this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 294 Points Felicia Manning (3/19/2014 3:36:00 PM)

    Heart touching. A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

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