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the Dove

You, you were my first and worst love,
my life, my love I dedicated to you,
I gave you my soul, a small white dove,
as I knew, but still hoped that your words were true,

you were the one condemning me, leaving your trace,
I matured at your side, molded into whatever you wished,
captured, harmed by your possessive embrace,
you build a cage as my identity slowly vanished,

the small white dove grew, her white feathers stained,
longing to drift on the winds in a clear summer sky,
but still dragging along the burden in her soul engraved,
cuffing, condemning her, as years drifted by,

the dove gained strength through silent desperation,
her soul expanding, where the calls of 'La Loba' resound,
her courage caused the cage to crumble, ending captivation,
as she spread her wings and flew, freedom refound.


Clautje West 01/04/2001

'La Loba' a name used in many myths and stories.
The wolf woman, she who stands for the 'wild' spirit
and freedom within the soul of women who are ready
to listen.