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Clipped Wings And Rusty Armor

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 10-20-1999 11:45 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

(I may have posted this a while back, not really sure. But I'd like to dedicate it to Tyson...2 weeks and counting )

Clipped Wings and Rusty Armor

Years ago, a man clipped her wings
And told her not to fly
So the dove spent all 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

As years went by, to not be hurt
His feelings he put 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 he'd help her to fly
If she’d help him to fight

They shared their dreams, their hopes, their fears
Along with many other things
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
Took off in gentle flight

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

The dove she turned around in flight
And on that very day
Landed there 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 dear
The day that I met you





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This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~Eurpides


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 10-20-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 10-20-1999 12:39 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

So beautiful! MAy the next 2 weeks fly for you both!

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Pepper
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2 posted 10-20-1999 12:51 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Oh my Hoot.....this is a beautiful piece!! You sure write exquisite love poems!!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 10-20-1999 12:56 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: Beautiful..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

johnt300
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4 posted 10-20-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Ruth,
Thank you very much, and what a beauty of a poem (and a poet). Can't wait.
Tyson
hoot_owl_rn
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Watcher, Rainbow and Pepper....thank you very much.

Tyson, soon
WhtDove
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6 posted 10-20-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Aww Hoot this was beautiful! I love the way you worded this, I really loved it! 2 weeks to go! Who's counting? LOL
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7 posted 10-20-1999 10:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

An excellent imaginative way to express feelings. Metaphorically marvelous, hoot.
ThUnDeRkYsS
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8 posted 10-20-1999 11:00 PM       View Profile for ThUnDeRkYsS   Email ThUnDeRkYsS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThUnDeRkYsS

Very nice Ruth, beautiful imagery... Very well done!

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Severn
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9 posted 10-20-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Simply lovely - I am so happy for you both (if not a little envious - OK, a lot!!!)
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 10-21-1999 10:02 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Whtdove....thanks, and me, days, hours and minutes

Balladeer and Thunder...thank you both

Severn...I know, but your day will come before you know it
Systematic Decay
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11 posted 10-21-1999 04:59 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Hoot, beautiful poem...very heartwarming.

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
Martie
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I loved the healing these two gave each other. Beautiful!
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13 posted 10-21-1999 05:15 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Lovely, Hoot... You know we're all wishing y'all the best of luck and a very happy meeting!
hoot_owl_rn
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Systematic, Marite and Suthern, thank you all so much
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