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An Ode to The Eagle and the Dove

An Ode to The Eagle & The Dove As I look in Eagles eyes, As they scan what lies ahead. He stands a strong guard, Knowing others have bled, Many died, doing this, This standing the guard The Dove thinks it’s easy While it’s actually hard. As I stare at the picture, Look close at this thing, Note Dove’s not beside, But more under, Eagles wing. Dove’s feet “freely” hold, The banner to fly, The red, white, and blue, With stars to the sky. But Eagles the one, Gripping arrows that save, Both from all comers, He must always be brave. It stands, a reminder, To me, yet today, When I read in my paper, What the Doves have to say. How the Dove wants it all But not with a price. They want to leave Liberty. To the roll of the dice. They say being strong, Costs too great a price. But if you hedge on Freedom You walk on thin ice. Not far back in history, Would we need to go. To see Eagles brave strength, Has made America grow. To the power that we are, The world has admired. The Dove would retreat, Leave Victory, expired. What the Dove cannot see As it looks only to self, The terrorist wants Both their heads on a shelf. It’s easy to talk of fairness, And all the ways we relate, Across the war table, They are filled up with hate. Our life, is what they want, There’s no turning them aside, They will even kill each other And do it with pride. Do Doves really think, They can reason with others. Who would threaten their citizens, With killing their mothers. It’s gone way too far, For rational discussion, Our strength is from Eagles, With mighty percussion. Stand watch my dear Eagle, I’ll gladly pick up my tab. It’s far better for me, Than a cold concrete slab. It’s now up to someone, Who’s willing to stand. And tell all the world. We offer our hand, In Peace if they will. But don’t be now miss led. There’s a stick in the other To smack on the head. Any group or bold country Thinks they want to come on. We won’t go down easy, Or dumb like a blonde. You know what I mean, Have we lost our grit? The Eagles our future. Stop being such twits. This has gone on too long, As has this old ode, But somehow I hope, History will have showed. We came to our senses Just in the nick of time. To stop all this clamor, And turned on a dime. Starting right now, Each one should resolve, To not be the problem, But help get them solved. The ode was written by oldbuck,, just after receiving from above A wonderfully clear picture of The Eagle and The Dove.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 11/7/2015 7:59:00 PM
--Dumb like a swan? "thinks wants to come on" didn't make sense to me???? --Who gives us the come on? That is the only verse to consider tweaking. It stopped the flow & brought me to a stop. THE REST IS JUST AMAZING! GREAT JOB! Always love your detail in plot, use of metaphor, symbols, the excellent rhyme scheme! Yeah! Forget the Social Stuff and write what you must! They don't have to agree w your politics; they just need to judge your art!
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 11/7/2015 11:15:00 PM
Ohhh! I thought you were leaving a blank & trying to find another bird that rhymed. Well there ha go! I AM very blonde. I'd put Swan if you want to live to be VERY OLD BUCK! Ha ha ha ha! I'm teasing Buck! Hey your tweaks are good. Smoother, nice flow. I still Stop on the blonde part (gritting teeth). When there are no more blondes (they say in 80 years, we will be the white buffalo) what will be the dumb cliché then? Sigh! STILL LOVE THIS!
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Old buck
Date: 11/7/2015 9:15:00 PM
Edlynn: It hate to tell you but.... It's dumb like a blonde. It's such a chauvanist phrase I couldn't finish it but couldn't come up with a similarly fitting line. I apologize to all you ladies out there. This is supposed to be a user friendly site. oldbuck
Date: 11/5/2015 7:17:00 PM
Old Buck is this the one you reckon to political, well mate it is full of what is not right in the world and tells the ode in a way that people should understand for the Dove stands for peace but the Eagle is power and strength. Well done. cheers Kev
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Old buck
Date: 11/5/2015 7:39:00 PM
Kevin: Glad you enjoyed it. However: the soup is such a social place I hesitate to mention politics or religion unless it plays a special role in a piece. oldbuck