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What is this I've found .........

Updated on August 11, 2013

Here bending down by the side of the road
discarded like an empty can

I make out the shape of a heart
carefully taking it in hand

Cradling it in my arms I stroke it back
into a slowly beating

Got to be careful with this one
a true lovers soul is fleeting

And in metamorphosis it slowly takes the
form of an injured dove

Oh no another broken lady and fallen from
the graces of love

For just a while I fold her beneath my
own wing and carry her along

Before even I realize it she begins
a sweet and happy song

And yes it hurts to be around such beauty
when her heart can never be mine

Standing at the ends of love I open my
hands and she lifts away in time

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Well Ed. This one is a true delight. We can all reflect upon it in our own way.

      Graham.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's true love indeed when one can let the loved one fly free. An interesting poem - may she fly back to you.

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      Cracknutcase 3 years ago from India,bangalore

      Beautifully depicted...! Looking forward to reading more of your work...

      Take care

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Beautiful. A heart healed by loving hands, that dove though she may not belong to you, she will never forget the person who helped her back to flight.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Enjoyed this. Love means letting the other fly free. Passing this on.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Very soft and beautiful. Your words created great visuals.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      omg, cowboy...you steal my heart with this one, my friend.

      you have the soul of a lover, a healer, a friend...

      very very sexy..

      sharing

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Leslie My Cowgirl ! Ride with me ! We would make great partners on the run !.....LOL.....Luv U

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Ohmygosh, Ed. What a tender, caring, sad, but generous poem. It says more than it says. Good poetry, too.

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