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Clipped Wings And Rusty Armor

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 08-02-99 09:55 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Clipped Wings and Rusty Armor

Years ago a man clipped her wings
And told her not to fly
So the little dove spent her days
Looking at the sky

As years went by, she soon forgot
What she’d been dreaming of
Her clipped wings and shattered hopes
Kept her from seeking love

A gentle Knight with feelings deep
And armor shinning bright
Was hurt by one that he loved so
And thus gave up the fight

Years went by and to not be hurt
He put his feelings on a shelf
Armor once bright began to rust
And he kept unto himself

Then one day the little dove
Met the rusty knight
He promised to help her learn to fly
If she’d help him to fight

They shared their dreams, their hopes, their fears
Along with many other things
Very soon his armor began to shine
And the dove she spread her wings

One day as they were walking
Under the noonday light
The dove stretched out her healing wings
And took off in gentle flight

The knight, he watched from down below
A smile across his face
As he watched her soar on open wings
A picture of perfect grace

The dove she turned around in flight
And on that very day
She touched down upon the knight
And his armor fell away

The dreams that once belonged to two
They now share as one
She flies on wings that once were clipped
He fights dragons in the sun

A fairy tale of sorts is this
But one that has come true
For I found my happy ending
The day that I met you


(This doen't quite flow as smoothly as I'd like it to, but you'll get the drift anyway)

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 08-02-99).]
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Delores Hall
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1 posted 08-02-99 10:02 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

I thought it flew quite nicely.
Happy writing.
elvira
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since 07-06-99
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2 posted 08-02-99 10:27 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

such a lovely story

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If I had my mouth I would bite.
If I had my liberty I would do my liking.
In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~Shakespeare~
Nicole
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3 posted 08-02-99 12:09 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

A truly sweet and touching tale. I hope I find such happiness!
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4 posted 08-02-99 12:17 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I love it! I hope that someday I can be somebody's dove...

Once again Hoot, terrific job!
Jocular_Jockie
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It's amazing how many ways you can bring out your thoughts in words in different ways the way you did in this one. Another strike down the middle for hoot! (I meant this as a good thing just so you know lol)

Keep writing!
aziza
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6 posted 06-03-2007 01:49 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

A beautiful story and well told ... the flow issues worked in this poem and I am amazed at your talent.  Glad you are still here, sharing.

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Artic Wind
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7 posted 11-12-2007 08:56 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
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