Ode to a Dove


Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

Everyday, a gentle dove comes  to visit.

he perches his head and stares at me.
Trying to give me a message.
I watch him visiting as I glance his gentle eye.
Nodding his head, which is so impressive.
The  gentle dove has found a place in my patio
not in the paths of the forest that are quiet.

But right here, in the city!
One feels his divine  love and pity.
He comes to  visit gentle and calm
his visitation like  a healing  balm.
His feathers white and grey
He  comes to visit every day.
Simplicity, purity and perfectness  symbolizing the spirit
God has set him apart.
His  sublime nature can melt a stubborn heart.
He is gentle and dare not stare
Angelic in appearance, perched on a tree
Everyone wishes to see.

Even the great book has written about thee!
So, fly away, be free,
you will certainly come back to me.


Dr Usha Roopnarain – Former parliamentarian in the National Assembly of South Africa, social activist and passionate about human rights and gender equality.


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