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White Dove

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White Dove

For years I've tried to love again
He haunts me every time I sleep
My thoughts of  him are such a sin
No one knows how thine heart does weep
My soul, his memory I keep
I've no reason not to move on
These thoughts I mustn't act upon
Trapped in a cage like a white dove
I suffer from daylight to dawn
To scream out, "THIS MAN I STILL LOVE!" 

Such guilt I carry deep inside
I'm sorry but I must confess
To those I said I loved, I lied
He captured me with such finesse
Now I must grieve him and repress
Oh how I long to touch his skin
To be held in his arms again
Trapped in a cage like a white dove
My desire I hold within
To scream out, "THIS MAN I STILL LOVE!"

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  1. Date: 1/6/2010 6:41:00 PM
    Great images in this emotive piece, Ashlee. Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 1:24:00 PM
    It's sad to still feel this way after so many years. I think a good title would be This Man I still Love. Your emotions are truly expressed here. HOpe you can move on soon to a great new love! andrea

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 10:21:00 AM
    I am so pleased to be reading all these outstanding poems today. I thank you for sharing yours with us today Ashlee. Have a wonderful weekend and may you gain inspiration as well. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 10:29:00 AM
    What a great write evidently the man in question did not understand what he was giving up. A. W. Nutter www.freewebs.com/abcedit

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 10:19:00 AM
    Not experienced this one must be hard. Keep writing. Sara