poet Bethany Maxwell

Bethany Maxwell

A Moment

She walks through the rain, the pain locked behind her cold eyes
She sees the lights of the houses, those Christmas lights,
She sees her home, no lights, no tree, it is dark and still
The rain falls on her long white hair, her white gown flowing tears stream from her eyes
They are silver and full of sorrow and pain they splash against the wet street
And shine like silver perils against the black cold surface.

A car passes and for a moment she thinks the driver saw her, in her gown
For a moment she thought she was alive
Just for a moment

She sees the road stretch before her, she sees the lights that line each house
It is Christmas eave her mother and father are at church for their first Christmas sermon without her there, her eyes fill with more tears and more perils fall to the road
A bird flew above her, a dove
Her mothers favorite bird is a dove, she always says look to the dove for answers
The girl never understood her mothers words, now she knows

For a moment she smiles
For a moment she feels no pain
Just for a moment

She lifted her hands to the Dove
“Take me with you” she pleads into the sky, into the falling rain
The dove fly’s around her and grasps a small twig in his beak
The twig falls into her outstretched arms and she grasps it
She looks at her palm of her hand and sees the holly
The berries shine red, she knows what it means.

For a moment she sees the light stream from the Dove
For a moment she knew to follow
Just for a moment

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (10/31/2011 6:48:00 PM)

    We are born poets and throughout life, we enhance and enrich our writing skills as to translate our feelings, emotions and perceptions of other human beings we share life with. Being able to deeply explore the meanings and values of Life and Death will give us the inner strength to truly understand the natural behavior of humanity! Through your well penned and poignant writes, you have shown to the World your great poetic talent and caring for others. Definitely, you have being blessed with wisdom and Love! 10+++ Keep inspiring all of us with more of your thought provoking writes! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ...

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  • Anna jonson (8/22/2008 2:56:00 PM)

    like it very beautiful.. although you're too young

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  • , aryaindia (8/3/2008 9:03:00 PM)

    You surely have the gift of writing and I think that you perhaps write very effortlessly. Blessings to you dear child. May god give you wisdom and peace to follow your dreams. arya.

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  • Hillary Unknown (6/26/2008 11:18:00 AM)

    wow! this one is amazing too! ! ! you have a gift...really...

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