Alison Mary Dunn

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A World Less Ordinary - Poem by Alison Mary Dunn

The meadow draws in deep
Taking me back with its inhale
I walk as if in sleep
And find me at the water’s edge
Still taken by her beauty

Doves circle high above
Forming messages in the sky
Like the day of your send off
They tell me that to die
Is just the beginning

I cast a wish into the night
And pray my hopes are heard
As the stars fade out of sight
They fall into the dawn
To bring the moving on of time

Another party ended
And one more day of life consumed
This tired restless soul in me
Still searching for the endless sun
When I’ll return to my father’s arms

I recall his depth of knowing
The secrets to life’s meaning
They went with him when he left
Yet I go on believing
Now we stand together in memory

I love you more than I can put in poems
And often dream we’ll meet again
For this is when I’ll know for sure
That somewhere pure
There is a world less ordinary

Comments about A World Less Ordinary by Alison Mary Dunn

  • (5/22/2009 1:45:00 PM)

    The true poet does indeed live in a world less ordinary than other human beings.
    Each stanza paints a rich poem picture. You are a fine imagist.

    As always,


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  • (5/11/2009 11:28:00 AM)

    Yes, I enjoyed this one, Alison, it's worth reading. Just one point, line 2 its does not need an apostrophe. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/28/2008 8:26:00 PM)

    A sad, sweet poem exceptionly well written. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2007 11:32:00 AM)

    nice nice! <3 it! full of emotions (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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