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The [Almost] Forgotten Angel and Her Prayer

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Sunshine
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The [Almost] Forgotten Angel and Her Prayer

In a box, in a basement, safe but dark and cold,
among tinsel and the garland, and tiny lights of gold,
sat an Angel, a little Angel, who waited with some cheer
to come alive again in season, about this time of year.

She waited for a special sound, a sound of tissue paper
for she'd soon come alive again, as ornaments would caper
up and down a Christmas tree, she didn't care if live or fake,
for what she wanted most of all, was to be a-light for light's sake.

Oh she trembled as she waited, wanting only just to reign
atop a tree, any tree, where the season would begin again.
With anticipated trepidation, the sounds were coming closer,
waiting with tremulous sigh, and wondered how they would pose her.

Ah, a lift, her box was chosen, the next to be unwrapped to light,
"Oh, here I come, again this year, to be a light shown bright!"
Exposed to the day, she was felt and fluffed, then lightly put aside,
she had no fear, she waited with cheer, the time she did abide.

In her corner, she watched with glee as all her friends from the past,
were shining brightly, glittering all, then to her a friend was cast,
the Teddy bear, the littlest one, that would join her on the tree,
she smiled at Teddy and he winked, and then two became three,

As a little golden Dove, with wings, was put there by their side
Angel smiled at Teddy and Dove, the time they did abide.
No chatting they did, but simply watched, with sugarplum delight
as the tree began to glitter with white and golden lights.

Soon more time had passed them by, still the three sat up high,
when suddenly Angel gasped when a new light caught her eye.
For upon the tree, her tree, she thought, sat a new angel on wing,
beside the angel, sat a new bear, and a dove, too, that could sing.

Angel looked at Teddy, and Teddy, he looked at Dove,
suddenly it was quite plain, but between them grew quiet love,
for they had been abandoned, and they looked with some remorse,
for Angel, Teddy and sweet Dove, were worn from many years, of course.

Oh, the sadness that then prevailed, but none would shed a tear,
instead, a creeping coldness dwelt, and they knew some fear.
For in the years of giving light, and joy, and sweet, sweet peace,
they'd never thought in all that time, their life's season would ever cease.

Now Angel took some silent stock, while her friends sat grim,
and thought "Well, I guess I didn't think it's ever mattered to Him,
that my wings are dusty, and my skirt's sheen not near as fine
as when the day I was new, but well, I guess it's my time."

And she looked at Teddy, and yes, he was missing a button eye,
she glanced at Dove and noticed too, her feathers were a little awry.
She didn't say nary a word, but a silent prayer came from her heart,
for while she still had courage, she knew it the place to start.

"Dear Lord, as you see, everything is all right in our little world,
and for the season we've come forth, our love to you unfurled,
so that in your heaven, your good home, where everything is bright,
know my friends and I send to you, our love in all things right."

No sooner had the prayer escaped from the Angel's heart,
the mistress came near, and placed the three in a tiny and aged cart,
"Here you friends, you'll be safe, and grace our Christmas this year,
where you can be seen, and be touched, and spread your wondrous cheer."

Teddy winked with his good eye, and Dove cooed softly too
and Angel with her palms together, well, she suddenly knew
that He watches over everyone, whether old or plain or new,
that this season and ever more, their light would shine anew.

İKRJ
2 December 1999


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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 12-03-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Lovely....
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Beautiful, Sunshine!
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Thank you for sharing the beauty of your talent here with us. It gave me a warm comfortable feeling.
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Thank you Nan, suthern for the lovely and beautiful remarks,

and Lost Dreamer, I try to do warm fuzzies well...
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5 posted 12-04-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Another hit, Sunshine! It was a "warm fuzzy", one that I wholly enjoyed.

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Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
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High praise indeed, Elizabeth. Glad you came in to the warmth.
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Sunshine this was so touching! I thoroughly enjoyed this one!!!!!!!

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Jesus is the reason for the season

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This is Wonderful Sunshine!!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


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Absolutely beautiful and what a special message! My grown daughters complain every year when we put their old handmade paper ornaments on the tree, never understanding how precious they are to me  
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Beautiful!  

 Denise


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What a lovely, lovely poem Sunshine. I tell you though, I was getting worried there for a while, hoping it wasn't going to be "compactor city" for the trio. Thanks for that wonderfully happy ending!!

[This message has been edited by lostboy (edited 12-12-1999).]
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Whtdove, Pepper, Denise, Beki, Lostboy -
Thank you very much for your beautiful comments.  No trash compactors in my life...everything gets recycled, including me.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 12-13-1999).]
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Sunshine, over the years I have trained myslf to cry in one eye when moved by powerful and emotional poetry, with yours
    I have tears in both.
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UK, I think THAT is probably the most spectacular compliment I have ever received, I humbly thank you...
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What a beautifully told story!  A real saver for this old granny so I can read it to the grandkids.  Thank you.
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Sandgrain, from one grandmother to another, share away!  Thank you!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Cute.  Thanks for sharing
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I'm glad Holiday Cheer was opened up so I could read this one again. It's so touching. I don't even have another word to describe it. Thank you for sharing, Sunshine.

Elizabeth


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Suum cuique.
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I like this forum a lot.....good poem. I loved it.



"I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust."

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Oh sunshine this is the most beautiful piece of poetry
gentle winged ~HUGS~ float your way sweetie
Love Tracie~



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It is the harmony of the universe


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Sunshine, this is just beautifully expressed...It is kinda like a children's storybook tale and indeed a keeper to print N read to lil ones this year...

Thank you kindly for this treasure
Coco
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merlynh, a VERY belated thank you...

Elizabeth, I was as surprised as you at the reopening of Holiday Cheer, but I am so glad to see it...reappear...

DD...wow...you like this kind of stuff do you?  Remind me to do more of it then...just to see you come in...

tracie...I SO appreciate the gentle hugs....I do...

Coco...for children, indeed...and know that anything of mine that you EVER want to print and share is yours...and I hope yours will enjoy this, as you did...as do I...


Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ


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very beautifully written
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Rex, your response glistens...

Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ


 
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