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I found an angel....

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Kalandria
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0 posted 09-25-2006 04:15 AM       View Profile for Kalandria   Email Kalandria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kalandria




I found an angel in the street one day,
Sitting within a cardboard strewn doorway,
His partly gloved hand wrapped
around a styrofoam cup of borrowed warmth.
I fumbled in my pocket for loose change,
Too guilty of my life to walk past
As others seemed to do,
And as the coins fell around his booted feet,
He lifted his eyes to mine
And I saw the truth.

Only now did I see the swell
Of folded wings,
tucked beneath the remnants
Of a once fine coat.
Saw the light of captured stars
And the circling of worlds within his eyes.
And when he gifted me a smile,
I saw the innocence of a new born child
And I feared for him.

I held out my hand,
Lifted him from the discarded
traces of other lives.
And I led him from that place.
His hand cold in mine,
without life, yet denying death.
I took him to my home,
And in silent days to pass,
He became part of my life.

I watched the transparent look of wonder,
As he flicked the channels on TV.
A carousel of emotions,
As false lives flashed before him.
And then he stopped,
His finger paused on the button
His eyes fixed upon the news channel.
And he seemed to know that this was real.
Everyday scenes of canvas wrapped bodies,
In places too distant to warrant
A glance up from the pages of my magazine.
But the tears soaked his cheeks.
And he felt their grief,
His innocence dying as the credits rolled.



I woke up this morning
And I knew he was gone.
The television flickered,
Grainy news of distant pain.
And for the first time I opened my eyes.
Running outside, I called his name,
But this world was not for him.
And there, lying upon my pillow
Was a single red rose
And the broken pieces of an angelís heart.
© Copyright 2006 Sharon Zaccardelli - All Rights Reserved
LeeJ
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since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
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1 posted 09-25-2006 08:43 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

whew, profound write/right
Gentle Spirit
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since 10-09-2000
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2 posted 09-25-2006 08:54 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Incredible writing.  Much enjoyed your art in this piece.  Welcome to Passions, nice to meet you.
Magnus
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3 posted 09-25-2006 05:15 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

tearful and unforgettable piece...

Thanx for sharing it with us.....
Snowflake From Hell
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4 posted 09-25-2006 06:05 PM       View Profile for Snowflake From Hell   Email Snowflake From Hell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Snowflake From Hell

well i shall have to look for more writings by you

Swinging the Dead in this Free Fall you call life, Swinging the Dead on a Deathride

JamesMichael
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5 posted 09-25-2006 07:49 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

enjoyed reading this...James
RevengeIsMine
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6 posted 09-26-2006 03:36 AM       View Profile for RevengeIsMine   Email RevengeIsMine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RevengeIsMine

This Is great excellent write am looking foward to more.
passing shadows
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7 posted 09-26-2006 05:04 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

oh wow
Kalandria
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since 05-23-2006
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Yorkshire, England


8 posted 09-26-2006 06:23 PM       View Profile for Kalandria   Email Kalandria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kalandria

Thankyou all. It was a strange one this...took off on a quite unexpected tangent as I wrote.....bizarre.
JamesMichael
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9 posted 01-02-2008 11:01 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fantastic...James
 
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