Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 5,728 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Two Shadows - Poem by Valerie Dohren

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: deaths

Comments about Two Shadows by Valerie Dohren

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Danny Draper (4/5/2014 7:06:00 PM)

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

  • Mary Forrester (4/4/2014 2:41:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Valerie, so touching. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur 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

  • Diane Hine Diane Hine (4/2/2014 6:35:00 AM)

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

  • Patricia Grantham 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

  • Smoky Hoss (3/30/2014 6:15:00 PM)

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

  • Lyn Paul 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

  • 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

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla 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

  • Kanav Justa Kanav Justa (3/20/2014 11:49:00 PM)

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

  • Sandra Feldman (3/20/2014 4:11:00 PM)

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

  • Dave Walker (3/20/2014 7:43:00 AM)

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

  • Maryanne Richards (3/19/2014 11:31:00 PM)

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

  • Felicia Manning Felicia Manning (3/19/2014 3:36:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2014

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