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The Raven and The Dove

When you glance at me going past you in the hall
Know that it is not the real me you call

I am but a being without a purpose
Playing a role day after day
Wearing a mask with no holes for sunlight to shine through

When the phrase “Are you well?” is asked of me
My words are lodged down my throat
Locked away in a cell
The key lost in the abyss of my mind

So do not speak of lies
Nor phrases you doubt yourself
Speak of your story
For I am deaf to your reasons

You are the dove free of chains
But I am the raven held to the ground by my own will
So do not say you and me are alike
For we are not

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The Poem The Raven and The Dove is about how you may see someone in one way yet they are hiding their true emotions from the fear that no one will understand them.

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Written on December 06, 2022

Submitted by rifkinlily on December 06, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 602
Words 138
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 3, 4, 4, 4

Cameron Rifkin

I am a ninth grader who goes to high school, and I am 15 years of age. I have autism and adhd, this is who I am and I am proud to be me.When I get upset or feel alone I write poems, that help me realize i am not alone. My poems are based off of my experiences, I am happy to share my life with you. So here is my poem.... more…

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