Poetry – Faith and Love

ย Ralph Whillier 29 August 2012

She stretched out her hand to me in love.
I have faith to take her hand betrothed
in joining faith and love forever as two doves
Circle high together, free, unfettered
Lasting friendship, wings touched,
A moment to savour. The wind blows strong
The doves now struggle to keep together.
The storm crashes lights and thunder.
The birds cry out as panic befalls them
They separate, lose touch, lost hope..
As sudden as the storm begun
Clouds separate. The rays of sun
Pour down through rain and gloom
Sunbeam searchlights scour the sky
The doves no longer to be seen. But by
A miracle a hand came down gently
Probing, feeling reverently.
Fingers stretched out as straight a die
And onto one finger the doves breathed a sigh
of relief as they alighted together again
No worries, no storm clouds would strain
their love and their faith, As the hand
Descended towards the land.
They look at each other and with a smile
Take a leap of faith and fly the last mile.
The hand waves gently as it disappears
The doves coo together safe throughout the years.

66 Comments on “Poetry – Faith and Love

      • ๐Ÿ™‚ Take a break now. You don’t HAVE to answer all 115 emails. Pick the ones that are the most important to YOU, and only answer them. Leave the rest. If they are still unimportant in 6 months, you can delete them, or learn to live with big numbers of unread mail like I have. I was a secretary once, and I had a secretary until Aug. You still get behind. You need a wife AND a mother. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love, ML


      • I will take heed of your advice Marsha. Yes, maybe I do need a wife and a mother ๐Ÿ˜€ Ralph x


  1. I enjoyed this flow of beautiful sentiment this morning….
    I hope the new year is as you wish
    Take Care…


    • Thank you so much MaryRose for your glorious comment and I hope that you will have a fabulous year. Hugs. Ralph x


    • That is really kind of you. Thank you for your lovely comment. I do appreciate it. Ralph xox ๐Ÿ˜€


      • You have a great idea and a lovely colouful business with the signal flags. I wish you success with your enterprise Kathy. ::D


    • Hi Indah ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for your lovely words. It has been ages since I have written some new poems. There is always another project to delay another piece. I do hope that you are having a lovely weekend. Ralph xox โค


    • Hi Sandra ๐Ÿ˜€ I wrote that ages ago and have just reread it. Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ˜€ I never thought about it attracting the ladies…….I must write some more ๐Ÿ˜€ lol. Ralph xox โค

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      • You should write more poetry and attract the romantic ladies, looking for a warm hearted man. I love poetry, but as you probably know, I am a cougar. A heteromantic, grey asexual cougar to be precise.


      • Heck ! I never realised that being a cougar would be so complex ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Once my dating disaster post has died down (which I am publishing just after midnight tonight) I will follow your advice and settle down to write some more poetry. Thanks for the encougarement ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • I thing being an asexual cougar is a rarity, as not many people know about, or have heard of, asexuality, and that can be quite complex. I hope you find someone who loves you for you and think the pose try will help you to find a suitable romancer.


    • Hello Julie ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much. It was fun to write. I’ll be back to visit you again. Ralph xox โค


      • Thank you Ralph. I need to get another post up, life’s a bit hectic. I’m sure you’e been there. Hope you’re well and taking care of yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Julie x

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      • Good luck with your new post Julie. For me life is not too hectic ! I’m okay, sort of. I hope you are well and happy my friend. ๐Ÿ˜€ xox


      • Morning Ralph, I’m travelling along quite well thank you, just having a blank-mind moment…..you know when the idea is there but you’ve got to get it on paper. Take care Jxx ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Hi Julie ๐Ÿ˜€ What I do is get the basic idea down. Then cut/paste, tweak, add, edit, panic until it’s ready for publishing. Good luck ! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. “They look at each other and with a smile
    Take a leap of faith and fly the last mile.
    The hand waves gently as it disappears
    The doves coo together safe throughout the years”

    I love the entire poem, but that is my favourite stanza.
    So touching ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ž

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    • It’s been months since I last read this poem and those lines you mention are also my favourite part.
      Thank you so much for your kind words.
      Hugs and a tummy rub for Shekinah. Ralph, Sonic & Samantha ๐Ÿ˜€ โค


    • That is a really sweet thing to say. Thank you so much HaF ๐Ÿ˜€ Ralph xox โค


      • Thank you Ralph, lovely uplifting and inspiring writing! xox Hugs to you!

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    • Thank you so much Sheryl โค for thinking of my blog. I just don't do awards, but thank you anyway. Ralph xox โค

      Liked by 1 person

    • I know I am …. oh, the poem. Silly me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you dear friend. Here, have a Sunday hug Resa. Ralph xxoxox โค #<


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