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Angels We

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Angels We

Do the whales know that, all we are real?
Do we, the humans, know that they can feel?
Sing a song for us across the ocean,
while harpoons pierce our hearts 
with such devotion.
Curious they are about our souls
Singing angels all of us behold.
Curious we are; we come to Meat
Lethal research, deeds we use to greet.

Angels we, our beauty and our souls,
Bleeding in the ocean, dying cold.

©david byrne dec 2011

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  1. Date: 2/4/2012 9:34:00 AM
    So sad it echos in our souls...A definate fav poem for me... Very touching.

  1. Date: 12/25/2011 7:56:00 PM
    If only David, soo many things left unsaid. simply loved your soul

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 11:12:00 AM
    I just love these mammals and I hate to see the treatment they get from humans from time to time.. a lovely write David!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 12:34:00 AM
    Yes, the whales are not treated very kindly! A good poem to pay tribute to them, DAvid.

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Forlorn writing here, David. Well written though and full of weight.

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 7:30:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today David. Wishing you a beautiful weekend full of love and joy. Love, Carol