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Two Doves Dead in the Snow

May 29, 2014
By Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
22 articles 1 photo 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Two doves embrace
In treetops above
Standing still face to face
Undeniably in love

Two doves stay together
Through the thick and thin
Entwining with each other's feathers
Dreaming of bearing kin

Two doves notice things
Fate running wrong
Tighter yet they tuck their wings
Trying to stay strong

Two doves begin to weep
Their bodies start to quiver
Days come without sleep
They hold on tight and shiver

Two doves freezing cold
Feathers freeze in place
Still together, they grow old
Trapped within the embrace

Two doves abruptly fall
Indenting in the snow
Trees above grow so tall
As they sink below

Two doves lay dying
Wings locked in place
Alas, they were still trying
To remain face to face

Two doves dead in the snow
Still clinging to each other
Both souls buried low
Under snowy covers

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by a dream I had about two doves. I was walking through a snowy field, and stumbled upon two doves dead in the snow, who were holding on to each other.

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on Jun. 10 2014 at 7:33 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

What a pretty and sad poem. I like the use of repetition. I think it really good in this poem. keep writing!!