a rare bird has made a landing
clucks and coos for our understanding
the dove of peace has come to town
with a white underbelly, other wise brown
it has traveled long and far, has always been near
this bird needs to be seen, it needs us to hear
to our pidgin ears it speaks of love
this long estranged long lost dove
with its mythic arrival, some visions shatter
but this messenger’s message truly matters
in plain sight, within our reach— we must try to understand
we need to open our hearts, give peace a place to land.
Crispina Kemp’s weekly creative challenge is “open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN.” This poem is what came to me on this Thanksgiving Day when I saw the picture of the brown pigeon. Go to Crispina’s site to see more responses and to leave a link to yours.