Ode to a Dove
POETRY FORMAT, 4 Oct 2021
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.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 4 Oct 2021.
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