Poetry By Chuck




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On the wings of a snow white dove,
fly the hearts of those we love.
Free to soar in the skies above,
yet bonded to us by our love.

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In the gentle curve of a beautiful swan,
I can see the heart of my special one.
My daughters soul rides the waves,
supported by all whenever she fades.

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On the wings of a snow white dove,
are heard the songs of our love,
for our hurting young at heart,
who's soul, from us, will never depart.

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She will always be a thought away,
through hard times and those that are gay.
Our love will bond her to the earth,
and we will enjoy our lifetime search.

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For those simple pleasures that are oft forgot,
those simple things like a Christmas thought.
Filled with love for a beautiful girl,
who's life is like a flowers gentle curl.

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On the wings of a snow white dove,
my heart hurts for your love.
To see you suffer in such pain,
I would give my life to restore you again.

Author notes

Written December 15th, 2004


  • MagicLady silver member
    December 21, 2004
    I have read and applauded your poem. It is so beautiful to me. Everytime I go to to comment on any of the poems, I start to cry. I sat in the back yard with Katie yesterday on the glider swing. I have five different wind chimes and we sat out there after filling up the bird feeders and changing the bird bath. The wind was strong but not cold (we are in southern TX).

    I sat there with her and listened to the wind moving the chimes to whatever music it wanted to play, and listed the things I was grateful for. I sat looking at my backyard, knowing this was my last Christmas here in Texas. My husband is retiring in less than six months. He has been in the air force for 20 years. I was inspired looking out my backyard with Katie at my side, the birds singing, thanking us for the fresh food and bath, and the wind singing a special song. 

    May you all have a blessed holiday.

    Thank you my friend


  • Dreamweaver silver member
    December 19, 2004
    I have just this minute found out about this dedication Chuck.
    It is a beautiful testomy to a beautiful person from a person with a huge and tender heart. I endorse Haikumonk's comments entirely.
    Thank you for being the caring person you are Chuck.
    May all the good things for the festive season come your way.
    Take care,

  • Touchof1der Moderators member
    December 18, 2004
    Latest Update:
    Received from MagicLady(12/18/2004 8:01:18 AM): Katie is home now. I will try to get on line in the next day or two and read the entries from the contest you said you had for me. I know it will give me strength but also make me cry. Right now I need to be with my whole family at home. We will wait to hear if Katie can have the surgery. Dr's should let us know in the next few days... but then the decision is ours as to if she has it or not. I think my biggest fear is that she CANNOT have the surgery, and then we have no choice at all. Keep praying.

  • Touchof1der Moderators member
    December 15, 2004
    I commented on this earlier but just as I hit the enter key, my internet went down. Grrrr... This is so beautiful Chuck. You are a man of such great compassion. I wish there hadn't been a glitch and this could have been posted in my contest. I certainly would have welcomed it. But as you said in your IM, all that matters is that she sees it and knows that another "extended family member" here on AP was reaching out to her in her time of need. I haven't heard anything and I am really quite concerned. Cheryl is a very sweet person here. This is beautiful Chuck. I know she will just love it.    

  • Fool no1
    December 15, 2004
    A lovely poem written for two very special people Chuck. I'm sure Magic will treasure the words you have so carefully written for them both,and will carry them in her heart always. A truly wonderfull caring portrait of someone very unique. Take care and a Merry Christmas to you and yours....mal
    Edited on Dec 15, 1:59 p.m. because ''.

  • haikumonk
    December 15, 2004
    Sentimental... but not over the top (whew, that's a good thing). Interesting and successful use of rhyme that brings a special quality to each stanza. (a,a,a,a) rhyme pattern...... works well in this case. It's a wonderful dedication and should really hit the hearts of those it is intended.

    Take care,


  • suzeecue
    December 15, 2004
    This is so beautiful, It flows perfectly and the images your words paint are fantastic, Excellent :-)
  • pongo
    December 15, 2004
    Not many times can I see the word gay used these days without it meaning a homosexual man or woman. I miss the old words. Thanks for using some old language in your poem.