Dove (Poetry)

“Dove” is one of the sadder poems I’ve ever written. I just had these words enter my head in early January 2016. 

Why must you pass on 

So very soon, little Dove

Spared not a moment’s peace 

Even with the olive branch

Clenched between her teeth

Was it the promise of truce

Between innocence

And unfortunate circumstance 

Why must I find you

Drowned in your own tears

Oh little Dove, how could you

Of so very few years

Amassed such pain and sorrow

To melt away, slip away

So tragically so suddenly 

This was not the plan

When you were born

But into this you came

A world so undeserving

Of your love, your peace 

Taken from you in an instant

No more could you bear

How can justice be found

What punishment fits the crime

Who is truly to blame

For this untimely end

To such a beautiful promise

When life had just begun

Find true peace now, little Dove

Written 1-7-16

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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