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An Angel In Your Eyes

Many years it had been since Sir Heathcliffe was home,
He had travelled in countries abroad;
He left in his grief at the death of his wife
While he wrestled with sorrow and God.

He had been round the world, and his troubles had too,
And the thought of his daughter was one:
He dreamed yesternight of her eyes greyish-blue,
And he cried, "Heavens, what have I done?!"

Thus it was that he stood at his very own gate,
Yet unknown to his daughter within;
And he prayed, "Lord, I hope that I've not come too late!
That she lived while away I have been."

First she opened the door and she bobbed down the stairs,
Then she skipped with a smile down the walk,
No thought all the while of her father's shocked stares
Till she stopped with her hand on the lock;

Then she covered her lips and she whispered, "Oh, my!
You're the man on the mantel for sure!
I've asked for ten years, but without a reply
Who the man and the pretty girl were."

And he said, "I'm your father who's been gone so long,
And that angel, your mother who died:
Forgive me for leaving, I realise 'twas wrong;"
And he could not go on, but he cried.

For he looked right into eyes of pale greyish-blue,
And he felt the same rush of surprise
As when years, years ago, with a pair that he knew,
"There's an angel," he said, "in your eyes."

Then she opened the gate, and they fondly embraced
In a place where a young couple kissed;
It was then all the pain of the years was erased,
And the guilt of the life he had missed.

"One angel," said he, "went away from my eyes,
But the other, I left of my own;
Till the day that I go to my bride in the skies
You will never again be alone."

~Written by Isaiah Zerbst on October 11th, 2013~

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Well, goodie, I am glad to see this on the list. I remember loving it just the other day when I saw it. congrats to you.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:39:00 AM
    a nice poem, congrats on your placement.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 2:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Isaiah

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:44:00 PM
    An excellent write, Isaiah! I love your unique approach to the contest... Big congrats on your win and thanks so much for the placement in your contest. It was fun to write for! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:20:00 PM
    a touchingly beautiful write...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Nice add on to the famous love story!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 6:32:00 PM
    a beautiful story Isaiah...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:09:00 AM
    Ahhh!! I like the story told in poetic form..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the honor of being in your winners' list..I am honored to be there..Sara

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 9:34:00 AM
    THIs is AMAZINGLY good. I just love what you did with the theme of angel in your eyes. Super creative, Isaiah, I was thinking at first of the novel about Wuthering Heights, but this has a much sweeter ending.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 6:25:00 PM
    This is a very touching story, Isaiah! It is one of those poems which tugs at our heartstrings. I can relate to this, to some extent. An excellent poem! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I truly appreciate it!

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 3:52:00 PM
    I have read poems, perfect in form, that never once touched my heart. Then there are poems written from the heart that touch my soul.... You are the master of both..... Great writing my friend..... Jake

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:51:00 AM
    This poem has not the perfect rhyming of others. Alternate rhymes are OK but the syllable counting doesn't satisfy a rule except that a long verse (11 to 13) is alternate to a short one (usually 9). This does not sound as weel as other compositions although it is full of sensibility and deep

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Thanks for your blog comment. You have some great poems... most of them are performing pieces. Maybe you might want to try to experiment with them.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Very sentimental and emotional expressions, Isaiah

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:43:00 PM
    Oh my Isaiah this is wonderful....Sweren