Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 7,050 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Captured In A Moment - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Captured in a moment …

a smile, a touch
that means so much.

The glint in your eyes -

a flash of lightning
across darkened skies.

The fluttering wings
of butterflies.

Captured in a moment …

A glance, and a turn of the hand
that says “I understand.”

A wistful sigh
that means goodbye.

That last heartbeat
and a falling tear –

Captured in a moment …

“Sleep well my dear.”

Comments about Captured In A Moment by Valerie Dohren

  • Valsa George (12/2/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    A glance, and a turn of the hand
    that says “I understand.”

    This is something that we miss so much with the loved one gone! Some one to tell us.... 'I understand'! I can guess the depth of your loss in these lines!
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  • (11/20/2013 6:06:00 PM)

    When love is gone,
    How hard to bear,
    To express the love,
    To one not there.
    However You have been able to express in your, inimitable way, the love, the memory, and what you fee for him that's gone away. I cry. forgive me
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  • (11/19/2013 3:59:00 PM)

    Thank you........for sharing, I bid you strength and peace. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (11/6/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    And be like this... write like this Valerie. The capturing must go on. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (11/5/2013 6:38:00 PM)

    a beautifully written poem. sweet and touching. (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    Beautiful, tender and sweet. Your way with words is spell-bounding. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/29/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    Means so much.
    Feelings beautifully expressed. Please keep it going.
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  • Unwritten Soul (10/27/2013 4:19:00 AM)

    Lovely..i was captured in a moment here now hahahaha_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/27/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    Lovely words Val, keep writing to heal your fragile heart. How wonderful to have captured these memories. Perhaps you could tell us your late husbands name. Hope this does not offend it would just be nice to know when reading your words. Thank You X (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (10/26/2013 7:02:00 AM)

    Delightful Val, I know the feeling well. (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (10/26/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    I'm lost for words, and my eyes fill with tears. (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2013 3:43:00 AM)

    Tender moments told beautifully in this piece. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (10/25/2013 9:15:00 PM)

    ...and long long remembered - one of your best poems Val. (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2013 6:09:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, one moment in time can have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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