Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Can't Believe

I can’t believe that you are gone
For you are all around
You’re here in everything I see
In every passing sound

It cannot be that you no more
Could ever speak or sing
Your words will always nourish me
To soothe and comfort bring

And as you kiss my eager lips
With breath as sweet as rain
Your hand takes mine, and then I know
I’ll feel it there again

Still living yet within this room
Still sitting in your chair
You’re watching every move I make
Yes, you are everywhere

And as I lay upon my bed
All through the silent hours
I know that you are with me still
Your scent is in the flowers

You’ll always be within my world
And here within my space
As death shall not divide, my love,
Nor steal away your face

For in my mind your presence dwells
Always within my heart
You walk beside me every day
For we shall never part

I won’t believe that you are gone
I’ll never let you go
You’ll always be right here with me
Or else I’d miss you so

Submitted: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Topic(s): Death

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  • Rookie - 55 Points Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 11:27:00 PM)

    ....a beautiful romantic piece...........beautiful words and imagery gives life to this poem.......... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,429 Points Amitava Sur (3/20/2014 6:57:00 AM)

    Such a lovely description of the sweet memories keeping the beloved well within the heart. So endearing to read the lines.....
    You’ll always be within my world
    And here within my space

    I’ll never let you go
    You’ll always be right here with me......... Beautiful.
    You may read my poem LIVE IN YOU (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,879 Points Neela Nath (3/9/2014 11:31:00 AM)

    Val, we believe that body perishes but soul exists.So, he is always with you.Beautiful verse! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,599 Points Diane Hine (3/8/2014 9:18:00 PM)

    A poem for anyone who's ever lost someone - in other words - nearly everyone. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Dee Corpolongo (3/8/2014 7:31:00 PM)

    oh Val, this is so beautiful and has brought tears to my eyes. I know the pain in losing
    loved ones, more than I care to think about, but losing someone who has been so much
    apart of your life, your soul mate, is devastating. You are such a great and much loved woman.
    I send you {{{hugs}}} with lots of love......always. Thank you for this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Edwina Reizer (3/8/2014 9:43:00 AM)

    Valerie, I love this poem. The words are so endearin and the rhyme scheme is great. Edwina Reizer (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 850 Points Susan Lacovara (3/7/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    Perfectly penned and found at just the right words, to help to ease the heaviness of a heart. Like looking the through th stained glass o your soul...I will keep this poem to my list if favorites...the sentimental sweetness I am so glad you shared. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,555 Points * Sunprincess * (3/7/2014 8:19:00 PM) beautiful val, ...I feel everyone who has ever lost a loved one feels this way...including myself....I love your poem it has your magic touch and musical quality...if your poem was in the midst of a collection... I would recognize yours anytime...thanks for penning this lovely write...I enjoyed it much... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 622 Points Dave Walker (3/7/2014 2:11:00 PM)

    Sometimes when we lose someone it just feels like they was taken too soon,
    all our moments makes it feel like they are still here with us, their soul could very well be
    still here watching over us. A very moving poem, a fantastic write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mervyn Graham (3/7/2014 11:03:00 AM)

    I think I know how you feel... when my father past often times I could feel him right by my side or hear him perhaps in the next room. So much so I started to chat to him.

    Thank you for posting this... it's wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,550 Points Lyn Paul (3/6/2014 7:25:00 AM)

    Truly Beautiful words for you late husband Valerie. How proud he would be. Having been a Funeral Director I see these words too be spoken at many celebrations for those lost. Very moving (Report) Reply

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