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Wounded Dove

Beautiful dove, fragile
and still visibly wounded
one day landed in my hands 
to rest and all 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
met  a greater  purpose had 
found me. I slowly gained it's
trust and it became the loyalest
of companions....
the memories it left in me
sacredly forever will remain...
time went by it got stronger it's
wounds began to heal ; I realized it
couldn't stay with me forever.....

I had to let go with great sorrow
and immeasurable love I made
the hardest decision" I set it free"...
Tears of heartbreak I shed
and for the first time in my life
my heart truly bled. 

I am thankful that it choose
me to love and care for it 
so hesitantly I opened my hands 
that had cradled it for so long and
said it's ok to leave fly away you've 
given me so much and letting you is
the only way I can truly repay all the 
joy it given to me in my darkest of hours
cause the day we met was truly one of 
the  happiest days In my life..
and I pray one day 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