Aging Dove

Dove Christmas Postage Stamp

Her call is growing weak
and her wings are turning gray
Where will she go
the aging dove of peace?

Young kites and crows laugh
knowing that her time has passed
while she sings in delusion
that anyone is listening.

Will an old lover
indulge her aging passion?
or a sweet young girl
grind her favorite seed to eat?

Perhaps she can find a sympathetic tree
to grant her the lowest branch, 
to sit where the neighbors
don’t know about her past.

Or perhaps grandma’s window sill
with it’s potted plants,
where she can sing at funerals
mourning her friends.




About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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2 Responses to Aging Dove

  1. beetleypete says:

    Very nice, Frank. One for the archives mate.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  2. jfwknifton says:

    Imagine” seems to grow more distant day by day. I wish he was still here to point out the right path for us to take. No politician would be safe.


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