Photo Challenge #7 “The Dove”


Dawn awakens me

I look to the light

The silence deafening

I expected you sooner

You said two days

But no word

No call.

I am greeted instead

By this dove.

It flies into my window

As if heralding your arrival

A false hope I know.

I watch as it dances

Wings resplendent

Astounding beauty

Its message a mystery

Or one I am in denial of.

Do I give up?

Resign myself to my continued

Loneliness, despair

When you suggested love

Life, a desire

I have not known.

I am feeling the fool,

Naked, exposed to the world

Though as you prance at my window

I sense hope is not what you are a harbinger of.


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15 Responses to Photo Challenge #7 “The Dove”

  1. How sad to wait for a love that will not be. Well matched words to the pic Michael.

  2. I agree you’ve conveyed such longing and vulnerability in this wonderfully done

  3. lolamouse says:

    Nothing is worse than feeling foolish.Hope, even if false, is hard to give up.

  4. CC Champagne says:

    I am amazed at how differently we saw this prompt! Which makes your poem even more powerful to me! Beautifully written!!! Love it!

  5. JackieP says:

    Well done Michael. I felt the loneliness.

  6. RoSy says:

    How sad. I remember feeling like I was never going to have anyone to share my life with. I swore I was gonna’ be alone forever. And – then – poof – one day my prince charming appeared.

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