Valerie Dohren

Veteran Poet - 3,047 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)


All things must change
in the fullness of time,
and the dawn shall come,
albeit in shadowed tones in its coming.

Seeping into man’s being
and stealing the darkness,
it shall wrest his heart from the grip of death.

Lifting the mind above all things
set in this baleful world,
in its beauty, to be unfurled.

The dawn shall come,
albeit in shadowed tones.

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I am adding this note as an after-thought as this write is being interpreted incorrectly (my fault - I should have added a note at the time of submission) . It Is not about old age, rather it is about the evolution of man's consciousness which, I believe, is ever expanding and will eventually reach cosmic levels.

Comments about this poem (Evolution by Valerie Dohren )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 Points Diane Hine (7/25/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    Well, we'll see (or not see) as the case may be. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/24/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    as we go through the process of life everything must change. evolve to the next level. a thoughtful write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,654 Points Ramesh Rai (7/17/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    old age is not towards completion of a life rather begining of a new era to confer some immortal expression n impression to this world. beautifully penned.
    with warm regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jesse Ellsbury (7/15/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    I really like this one. Very powerful, accurate, and all-encompassing in its scope. I especially like the repetition of shadowed tones. What a wonderful phrase! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,185 Points Elena Sandu (7/10/2013 6:16:00 PM)

    What a gorgeous poem, thank you for share! Yes indeed, I also feel that inside of us is sleeping a tremendous power. Would I live to see the day when our fully awaken mind will have the word? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (7/10/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    i feel like i repeat myself so ill just say WOW and be done with it :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,042 Points Hazel Durham (7/9/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    A powerful message about the advancement of man in this fast changing world!
    Great write and thought provoking! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Vipins Puthooran (7/9/2013 5:12:00 AM)

    The dawn shall come,
    albeit in shadowed tones/
    to rise up: : : : : : :
    'tis a great poem! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,614 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/4/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    Seeping into man’s being
    and stealing the darkness
    A nice poem of hope even when all things are changing. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,133 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/2/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    Gives one pause to wonder; a tiger is a tiger now as it was 100,000 years ago.
    Man may be smarter but wiser? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (7/2/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    I am appreciative of the note but actually saw it as intended and agree. A finy crafted and insightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (7/2/2013 3:49:00 AM)

    Consciousness will definitely reach higher levels, not on earth while alive but after death somewhere else! This is what I feel! Whatever it be, the poem is a joy to read! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/1/2013 5:14:00 PM)

    I agree with David. everything in moderation nice write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (7/1/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Growing old is a sobering and sombre thought for some but it can be done gracefully. A lovely poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 652 Points Paul Brookes (6/30/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Sombre is the dawn when old age beckons. A sad little poem which says so much between its lines. Thanks for sharing BB =: OD (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,554 Points Dinesh Nair (6/30/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    Change is like ageing and has to be accommodated as a fact. Valerie, this time the brevity has made your write more effective. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (6/30/2013 9:10:00 AM)

    So they say Nothing is permanent except CHANGE, so no matter for the shadowed tones, for these are the foil for the bright dawn...Evlution is the essence! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,438 Points Dave Walker (6/30/2013 9:07:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, everything must change in the end.
    Even the things we would like to stay the same. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,070 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/30/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    lifting the mind above all things, good write. (Report) Reply

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