Joyce Chelmo

Gathering - Poem by Joyce Chelmo

They’re like a gathering of doves
cooing & floating on a zephyr.
They carry him on their backs
like TNT.

They rally,
protecting him
like Palace guards

The slightest vibration
could set him off.

There is no avoiding storms.
Eventually he explodes
like shrapnel lacerating flesh & bone.

They hide their wounds
beneath white feathers.

Comments about Gathering by Joyce Chelmo

  • (4/20/2006 2:20:00 PM)

    Thank you Duncan I'm honored

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  • (4/20/2006 2:14:00 PM)

    Brilliantly orchestrated, you have a fine use of language, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 16, 2010

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