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The Dove

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This poem tends to be read wrongly and the meaning is thus also wrong.  This poem is based on how people rarely see what is actually there and how quickly they judge something by what they see when it is only fragments of what is truly there, so read carefully and the image and meaning will be clear to all.

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The Dove

I stand here in this abandoned
church listening to the derelict
silence of the sombre ambience.
I look out of a shattered stain-glass
window, my mind has gone blank.
The bell rings sending an eerie
chime through the dust covered
My heart is racing from the 
spine-chilling fear that suddenly
floods my body.
I look once more; a white 
dove sits peacefully on the 
window sill chirping its soft
song; tranquillity from deep
within a magical heart.
The bell rings once more,
it startles me,
I turn back to peer out of the
shattered window,
the dove was made from glass.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 6:41:00 AM
    Wow, I never anticipated the ending Leighann, brilliant piece :)

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 7:17:00 AM
    I love this type of poem!!!! I just marked you as one of my favorites. Does the church building signify your distaste for organized, conventional worship and the dove a more spiritual and free religion?

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 2:01:00 PM
    Leighann. I really like the mood this evokes. I am not too good at getting deep meanings. I guess that is another reason I dont' write much in free verse style. This seems very deep to me and I am thinking it has to do with yourself as well. Almost like the bird represents your own soul. Did I come close?