Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Final Song


Hush my love, don’t fret and fuss -
now there’s just the two of us.

We’ll dream together, here below
the darkened sky,
the moon’s soft glow,

as we recall the time, now passed,
before there was a shadow cast
upon the world that once we knew,
when all was well for me and you.

Let’s gaze into the mirror long,
to see ourselves, both sure and strong -
there’s naught to fear, there’s nothing wrong -

and we will sing our final song.

Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Edited: Sunday, June 30, 2013

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  • Patricia Grantham (7/24/2013 9:51:00 AM)

    A final song but not a final love! The singing of a beautiful love song ads
    fuel to the fire that is already burning with love notes. The fire of love is not
    easily extinguished by words nor by songs. A beautiful write again Val. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (7/10/2013 6:34:00 PM)

    Your wonderful poem made me wonder: Must we have said a farewell, to have the precious flower of eternal love? Thank you for share dear Valerie, another poem of yours to love! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/2/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Why should it be the final song? You can continue to sing, for music is the food of love!
    Sweet and Lovely! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (7/1/2013 1:57:00 AM)

    Your poem is delightful and strongly optimistic. Love is a power that helps us to stand tall and not fearing our last song, it stirs like any good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (6/29/2013 11:26:00 PM)

    So tender, , so bitter-sweet, so sad
    Only the very great poets can stir up this emotional tempest (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (6/29/2013 8:38:00 PM)

    The love and emotion are palpable when reading this poem.
    Very moving, extremely beautiful.
    A masterpieces, Val (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (6/29/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    .... in this togetherness of your own let the sweet song be sung and preceding that why don`t you whisper your sweet nothings into the ears of each other?
    Yet another fine Valerie write indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/29/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Casting of the shadow - a subtle way to bring in the unpleasant - and then to look in the mirror. Beautiful poem of great depth of feelings. (Report) Reply

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