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Some Angels

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Michael
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0 posted 05-02-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

SOME ANGELS


Some angels never learn to fly,
They just look to the sky and sigh...
In wonder of those duly blessed
Who weren't given their wings in jest.

Some angels never sing on key,
Just whisper along silently.
In peaceful awe of a refrain
That never is theirs to ordain.

Some angels never see their worth
Question reasons of pointless birth.
When all that they've tried to protect
If but by nature falls suspect.

Some angels never learn to dance,
Then, some never are given chance...
For even in the heavens bright
Comes a shadow from ev'ry light.

And in these very shadows dwell
The enmities of private hell.
Forsaken by the eyes of All,
Those nameless few, though fair, who fall.

By frailest wings, by shattered verse.
By ev'ry blessing donned a curse.
By ev'ry rendered graceless thought
Or gloriole that served them not.

The wiles of the misunderstood,
Purchase no place amongst the "good".
Wherein no deed by earth or air
Exonerates those who weep there...

Whose eyes must yet perceive the light
Or merely dream of wistful flight.
Who ask the sky, with a sigh, why
Some angels have to fall to fly...

Michael Anderson




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 05-02-2000).]
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oman you'se an angel you'se a poetic angel with big fluffy enviable wings yuh spread everytime i read yur works and gets to enjoy em so
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Michael,
Excellent writing, sadness seems to inspire you. Sy
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Now I know what you did last night...you flew in the dark.  Glad I could be of some inspiration, no?  I won't grumble, since you spun such a sad but lovely tale from it.  Nice job.       - pFF

 "Laugh and the world laughs with you..." cry, and you're all alone. My version - pFF


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4 posted 05-02-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Michael this was as if written from another time...like a sonnet from long long ago. It had a beautiful rhythmical quality to it, not to metion the words and writing were superb. Awesome job my friend, you have truly outdone yourself this time.
~X~

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--William Shakespeare

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Some angels never see their worth
Question reasons of pointless birth.
When all that they've tried to protect
If but by nature falls suspect.

Some angels never learn to dance,
Then, some never are given chance...
For even in the heavens bright
Comes a shadow from ev'ry light.

And in these very shadows dwell
The enmities of private hell.
Forsaken by the eyes of All,
Those nameless few, though fair, who fall.

By frailest wings, by shattered verse.
By ev'ry blessing donned a curse.
By ev'ry rendered graceless thought
Or gloriole that served them not.
---------
Whose eyes must yet perceive the light
Or merely dream of wistful flight.
Who ask the sky, with a sigh, why
Some angels have to fall to fly...
-------------------


this is the second time
a poem of yours with the theme of angels
has taken my breath away...
and while I know this was inspired by "another angel"...many of these verses apply
to you as well...
dear angel of poetry *smile*
this one goes on "that" list...and such a long list it is now too  
perfection from your poets pen M,


 ~as always, Take Care,JM~
--------------
I know it's been a long road
To get these towns behind me and I
Will gladly reap what we may sow--
I am there for you ...
and you're there for me ...
Are you waiting for
Heart in hand
Woman and man
See me where I stand I am
Heart
Heart in hand
~vertical horizon~

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Very eloquently said, Micheal, and so full of hidden emotions. Your words surely take flight...

Warmhrt

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A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare
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7 posted 05-02-2000 02:02 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

"some angels have to fall to fly" WOW, Michael, this is a beautiful poem, I can tell their is a whole story here that I can't begin to know, I can feel the depths of feelings that are hidden in each line. lovely! Ellie

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Oh my...oh my.  Words are failing me, but my heart is full.  Thank you Michael, thank you.

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

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It is getting harder and harder to reply to your work--everything has been said so many times---but know that you have touched me again with this one---(and yes, 'tis true, I was already a bit touched--smiling as I soft-shoe my way out again...)
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For even in the heavens bright
Comes a shadow from ev'ry light.
Love that line.  I suppose some angels were never meant to fly but feel and in doing so soar higher than the rest.  Beautiful piece Michael.
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I dont know the exact meaning of this poem, but it was wonderful to read. The darkness present is so sad and moving, I am not quite sure how to explain, seeing as I dont fully understand the poem. Great work here Michael
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Michael, this is one of the most moving poems I have read in awhile...Every rhyme and beat is perfect, the content bittersweet. I especially love the final stanza, it says it all.

I believe there are angels among us, and many who fit into your poem...wonderful work, my friend  
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Micheal,
I must compliment you on such a brilliantly crafted piece. No one could have written this better. You are one of the few poets that I make a point of reading all your work.
In fact, every time I come into passions I check to see if you have posted anything new. Your work always moves me profoundly. Keep 'em coming m'friend.

All my love,
Jeffrey

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but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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I was touched by this message Michael...James
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Michael...this is excellent. I may borrow your final line for a poem sometime...great line  
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Walt, you are an angel by your own right my friend.  And you've still written heaven related poem Ive ever read - "Heaven's touch".

Sy, Indeed...

Gen, You wouldn't be calling me "fly by night" would you?     Just joking there... but hey, it does sound like you're grumbling about not grumbling here...LOL

X-Angel, me thinks I am from "another time" if you will.  I did have a feeling of nostalgia in writing this though... a sense of longing I suppose.

Janet, Angels can be quite the inspiration, can't they.  They are perfect representations of all that is good and yet, even with all their perceived perfection, some would choose to fall...  Kind of makes you wonder, eh?  

warmhrt, Indeed, there was much emotion lying beneath the surface of this one me thinks... but one shouldn't have to look too hard to find it.

Ellie, a very long story, indeed.   Trust me when I say the poem is much more easily tolerated...LOL

Sunshine... nothing more fulfilling from this poet's standpoint. TY

serenity, somehow you always know just what to say dear.  TY

Robert, your words humble me.  Thank you my friend.

Mistik, even if the poem wasn't readily understood, I am glad I conveyed the feeling so well unto you.  That's enough to make me smile..  

Beki, Quite the compliment there, my sincerest thanks.  Indeed, there are a "nameless few" among us...

Jeffrey, I am honored to have such a loyal friend and fellow poet as you.

James, I'm so glad this reached you.

Ruth, good to see you.  And you may borrow that line any time you wish.  


Thank you each and all for such gracious comments.


Michael


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Excellent writing, Michael! This is very beautifully done!

Denise
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Michael, with softness, sadness, and the sorcery of your craft you render me helpless once again, my friend.

So nice...thank you...

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau
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All day today, I've read this poem on and off...and with every read, I interpreted it a slightly different way.     I won't fill up space here by letting you in on all of them, but they all center around a central theme.  After you explained it to me in more detail, I was/am completely amazed.  You express your thoughts in such a way that makes mine simply reel.  Wonderful job, dear.  I love it.
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Wherein no deed by earth or air
Exonerates those who weep there...


and weep and weep. Tears of pain, some of joy, but ever dos't it seem there are the tears my friend. As with most of the pieces you write, you write echoes of me in every line. Mike, loved this, breathtaking in it's beauteous yet saddened intensity.
Love ya man.
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Your poem reminds me of the movie "City of Angels",...I like how it is so true to fall to fly...great wisdom in this poem as with all of yours I read! I am touched by an angel(Michael was an arch angels name), as I read across your poem!
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Well - the upside of this is that angels without wings have to be walking among us - and that's a good thing...

This is one of my favorites of your work, Michael... It's wonderful..
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Some angels may not be able to fly with beautiful gold spun wings but they can fly through their poetry and their effect on other's lives. I love this poem, about falling before you can fly. Lovely.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Denise, much thanks - glad you enjoyed the read.

Claire, *pondering helpless*... I could get to liking that me thinks...  

Nicole, you are the true keeper of my secrets...  you amaze me too, dear.

Chris, we were cut from the same cloth me thinks... Knew you'd relate tot his one.  

Romantic Heart, Ah, that was one of my favorite movies too...  I would fall for Mag Ryan me thinks...LOL

nan, indeeed - I think I've run into one or two in my time.

ESP, I suspect every angel is as individualized as every human is... they all probably have a special gift to share...


Thank you all for the kind replies...

Just to be clear though, the "fall to fly" is referancing the fact some people have to give up on their ideals (what makes the who they are) just to fit into society these days, and that truly is sad to me...


Michael

 
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