Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,491 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Who Will Stand Beside Me - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Who will stand beside me
When my life is done -
There to watch me slip away
Just like the fading sun.

And who will hold my hand
At my final breath -
Who will say a last goodbye
When I am close to death.

Shall you see me weeping
Wipe away my tears -
Gently soothe my fevered brow
Dissolving all my fears.

Watching as I falter
When my time is due -
Softly whisp’ring through the night
A tender ‘I love you.’

As I lay there dying
Will you speak my name -
Shall I see you by my side
Once more with me again.

And shall you look upon me,
See my spirit soar -
Reaching out with open arms
To hold me then once more.

When my heart stops beating,
When I close my eyes -
Shall you gently carry me
With you to Paradise.

In that final moment,
Touching the unknown -
O shall you stand beside me
So I am not alone.


Comments about Who Will Stand Beside Me by Valerie Dohren

  • Joe Hughes (11/27/2015 11:29:00 AM)


    Beautiful.......I'm welling up.......I've been to lots of funerals recently but also had lots of happy moments including several at funerals........I do love the yearning to be in company as we pass, something which my wife and I hold dear.....I've been away from the site for sometime and missed it greatly but I've come back with some new offerings......Thank you Valerie, great to be back. (Report) Reply

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  • Patricia Northall (3/7/2014 9:03:00 AM)


    Val., I am reduced to emotional tears.... these words are from
    deep inside your soul.
    Beautifully written
    Pat Northall
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  • Mervyn Graham (3/6/2014 10:12:00 AM)


    Heartfelt thoughts from within............10/10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (3/4/2014 7:47:00 PM)


    A very touching poem, whehe the confusions and doubts were very correctly said.

    You may read my 2 poems 1) at the point of your end... and thereafter 2) After the end
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/26/2014 12:29:00 PM)


    Transcending……………………...! (Report) Reply

  • (2/23/2014 12:59:00 PM)


    Very touching poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (2/19/2014 5:15:00 PM)


    Truly beautiful, searching words to find truth, harmony and peace at the end which will only be the beginning of Paradise! (Report) Reply

  • (2/19/2014 1:10:00 PM)


    Too sad even for tears. The beauty of this work does balance out the sadness but how many can identify with the feelings here, so completely and masterfully said. Only the very great poets can make you feel joy or pain thru their words. Valerie Dohren does it each time. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/19/2014 11:48:00 AM)


    A very Beautiful poem sung with melancholic lines. Each lines are touching as if poured from heart. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 19, 2014


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