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Below is the poem entitled WOUNDED DOVE which was written by poet Madelin Barton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Beautiful dove, fragile and still visibly wounded
One day, landed in my palm of my hands  to rest
And all I knew to do was to
Cradle its hurt on my chest

The beatings of our hearts synchronized
As if by chance or by fate
We were destined to meet
Giving my life greater purpose
I slowly gained its trust
And it became my loyal companion
The memories it left in me
Sacredly forever will remain
and as time went by, it got stronger
Its wounds began to heal
I realized it couldn't stay with me forever

I had to let go with great sorrow and immeasurable pain
I let my precious dove fly away
Tears of heartbreak I shed
And for the first time in my life, my heart truly bled

Grateful it had chosen me 
Given me so much and letting it go was the only way
I could ever truly repay all the joy
It  had given to me in my darkest of hours
The day we met was truly one of 
The  happiest days In my life and I pray
God let me see it soar high again someday

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Touching poem...maybe it flew away and found its mate...Caleb

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton
    Date: 3/1/2013 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you I've loved and I've lost all at a high cost but I'll never regret taking the journey and to answer your post correctly yes it did Caleb it returned to me- Maddie B
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 4:03:00 PM
    My doves name was April. Like you I had to let go. You were strumming my fate.

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton
    Date: 3/1/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sometimes the hardest thing is letting go even if things are not working out we cling on but when we step back and look at the big picture Love doesn't beg doesn't control doesn't need to because it just is... It's uncomplicated and when you have it you just know it Thank You -Maddie
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:29:00 PM
    You have got skills, I must say and if you love it let it go, right?

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton
    Date: 3/1/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    if you love and it isn't reciprocated yes but if it is fight for it love finds a way. love isn't complicated what we think we are entitled to is Thank you for the complimenting comment I truly appreciate it - Maddie