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Listening to every heart

0 posted 1999-11-28 08:56 AM


She stood there quite alone, on her raised platform high
one could see the quiet in her face, hear the lonesome sigh;
'tho she uttered nary a sound, you sensed some slight remorse,
for from her high raised platform, she wished another course.

Her beauty was so stunning, her image one of dreams,
the aura that surrounded her, surreal, not what it seems.
Quite out of place she was, in her cloth of golden weave,
it really made me wonder, why she didn't up and leave.

For even though all alone, her face formed a twinkling smile,
as if thinking of greater things, even more worthwhile.
Though the aisles clamored with every shopper's sound,
she stood quiet, all alone, not even looking around.

My gaze was all wrapped up in her, she didn't leave my sight
but I ended my day by leaving her, there, alone in the night.
Then in my dreams she flew in, and whispered in my ear,
so in the morning I then knew, she belonged right here.

Back I went to the shop, there was an empty spot to see
the little angel in golden weave was not there for me.
The beauteous gift on angel's wing seemed to have left me bare,
I silently wondered where she had gone, if she was safe in care.

For I have a penchant for angels fine, they are from heaven sent,
I seek the ones who thus seek me, and now I would repent.
For I did not whisk this little one up, and rid her of remorse,
as in my home she did belong, and in my heart dwelled, of course.

She would not leave my mind, her beauty grew by day,
but in night's dream I would hear "I'll be on my way…"
In morn's light I did not know just what to think of this,
I only knew that little angel would be sorely missed.

I took some time to wander round in my own little domicile,
lovingly touched all my angels, they always make me smile,
and yet my mind did wander to the one in weave of gold,
and marvelous she would have been, had she not been sold.

Then a strange thought occurred to me, angels are not to be owned,
for gifts they are, the Lord's gift indeed, and why their light is shown,
so I took comfort in the thought, "she's where she ought to be,"
"for she must be someone's gift, and in someone's heart is she."

As dawning came on Christmas day, it was so lovely and bright
Ol' Saint Nick, we knew, had duly come in dark of night.
But to my surprise, upon my tree, in golden light did shine,
a gift, the angel in golden weave, graced the tree, and mine.

She gazed down, so lovingly, the remorse had duly taken leave,
now she stood, quite in her place, in all her golden weave.
Heaven sent as someone's gift, her radiance was all around,
for then I really knew that day, she was ever sent heartbound.

28 November 1999

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

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1 posted 1999-11-28 09:15 AM

What a lovely poem to open this forum with, Sunshine - We can always count on you..

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2 posted 1999-11-28 10:44 AM

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3 posted 1999-11-28 11:10 AM

Ahhh yes....Beautiful!

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

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4 posted 1999-11-28 04:10 PM

Sunshine - This is really pretty.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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5 posted 1999-11-28 10:06 PM

I needed a lift, Sunshine, and your angel has given it to me.


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6 posted 1999-11-29 11:21 AM

Definitely very beautiful indeed!

~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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7 posted 1999-12-02 09:23 PM

Nan, PdV, Pepper, Marge, Rose, and Echo,

I hope I can always be counted on, to remind one that angels are always near, in the form of YOU.

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8 posted 1999-12-04 09:38 PM

Stunning! Pure beauty!

Jesus is the reason for the season

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9 posted 1999-12-11 09:23 PM

Lovely, sweet and beautiful!


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10 posted 1999-12-13 09:05 AM

Whtdove, Denise, thank you for the beautiful comments...and congratulations on becoming "Members Emeritus!"
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11 posted 1999-12-13 01:11 PM

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12 posted 2000-07-17 08:01 AM

Beautiful...Sunshine...This nearly has to be at the top of my list of my favorites of yours!!!  Very nice!!!!! Loved it very much!!

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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13 posted 2000-07-17 09:01 AM

Bridgette, how lovely that you found this one back in the archives.  She needed a breath of fresh air, and you were just the one to do it!  Thank you!


~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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