The Loniest Dove (2016)

The Loniest Dove (2016)

A Poem by Wesley Dingler

The loneliest dove has flown the coop,

   And I notice this from where I'm standing:

He isn't intimidated by all of this room,

   As he is showing no sign of landing.


Though he's circled overhead in a loop,

   I know it's more than just bird-brain antics;

As it is not the look, but in fact, the view

   That now holds him and I both transfixed.


Hasn't he waited humbly

   For the day that he'd be tumbling

Through the sky like the clouds,

   Without even a slight for fear or doubt?



The loneliest dove now forms a truce,

   With himself and with no one other than:

To ones own self always remain true,

   Because it isn't kindness that governs Man.


Though he's circled overhead twice now,

   I know he won't return to his cage again;

Because I feel he knows some way, some how,

   That he will never get to relive this day again.


Under his wings there is gold,

   And now the world can see it, too.

So if there's any disbelief that grows,

   It exists only as warning that there are fools--



   Fools who can't remember breathing

     For the very first time in life.

© 2020 Wesley Dingler


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Wow......... this has such a transcendent quality to it.......

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wesley Dingler

1 Month Ago

I actually stole this one from Louis Mckraker.
Shh. Dont tell anyone.
Allie Brumfield

1 Month Ago

😆 I won't. 🤫 You're too funny.
Magnificent freedom that stirs the heart and frees the soul

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wesley Dingler

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for enjoying this piece. I speaks to me even to the point where I sometimes read i.. read more
i think once we escape a bad situation and find freedom we might have that tendency to want to stick around a bit, and just marvel at what we escaped from and wonder why it took so long.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wesley Dingler

1 Year Ago

Dearest jacob i think you understood my thoughts here exactly.
But the thing is, everyone els.. read more
The caged bird flies, and why would he ever want to go back. Visual and beautiful lines here. A good composition, conveyed well.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wesley Dingler

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Chris. I'm pleased you liked it so, and I'm really happy to see you're still carving away.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Yes, addicted to poetry :)
The freedom of flight so ably presented by your words. Well done. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wesley Dingler

1 Year Ago

Much appreciated, Augustus. I'm sorry I don't have much time to spend at the Cafe anymore, but thing.. read more

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Wesley Dingler
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I was born in Central Alabama February 27, 1985. I'm a Piscean and love it. I began writing poetry and child stories at age nine. I began home schooling after the Sixth Grade, having a lot of troub.. more..

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