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I've Seen Angels

Angels are heavenly beings who minister to our needs we are told.
'Tis said they are celestial spirits with wings who play harps of gold.
But I see Angels ministering to others every day here on earth,
And of their tender compassion, love and care there is no dearth!

I saw an Angel yesterday who cleared a widow's drive of snow.
I saw an Angel helping an old gentleman with his back bent low.
I saw an Angel filling a bird feeder on a blustery, winter's day.
I saw an Angel in the park watching over little children at their play.

I saw an Angel who took a shut-in for a drive to view the hues of fall.
I saw an Angel who took a handicapped boy to a professional game of ball.
I saw an Angel preparing a Sunday school lesson for her Bible group.
I saw an Angel at her stove that for a sick neighbor was making soup.

I saw an Angel who simply held the hands of one who had suffered loss.
I saw an Angel playing with his dog with a simple stick he would toss.
I saw an Angel reading a book to an older man who was losing his sight.
I saw an Angel who visited a lonely inmate in prison the other night.

I saw an Angel who was being deployed to uphold the freedoms we hold dear.
I saw an Angel left behind to tend their family alone for an anxious year.
I've seen Angels ministering amongst us every day upon this earth,
And of their tender compassion, love and care there is no dearth!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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(This poem was re-posted by special request)

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  1. Date: 8/27/2014 4:45:00 PM
    I've just read your poem, Robert, "I've Seen Angels" and thanks for writing it. It's meaningful and touches the heart. How true that indeed, there are human angels here on earth that God uses, kind, caring ordinary people. I suspect you are one of God's angels that He uses regularly. God bless.

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Awesome write Robert ,,,, I sooo believe ;}

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 9:46:00 PM
    Thanks Robert for asking me to read this beatuiful poem. I believe Angels are everywhere too. I have a little Angel in my car that goes with me everywhere. Thanks for sharing this. lucilla

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:31:00 AM
    I believe that their are angels all around that was sent by the heavens abound....this is a very beautiful poem...very touching. Thank-you for sharing~Tammy~

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 10:45:00 AM
    You are right. I saw an angel who wouldn't let his house sale because he was concerned for the needs of those inside. I know of an angel who has tried to be a blessing to others right after losing her husband. Many angels there are around us. May our lives be the angelic help that others need each day. i love this poem and it's going to be one of my favorites. Billy Sunday did a lot for God. Have a great day. Thank you for your imput on the tale of the donkey.

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Robert; again you have written a beautiful poem. I believe in Angels. An Angel can be anyone, Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 1:39:00 PM
    Happy that I also had the opportunity to read this wonderful poem bob. Thank you for re-posted it. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 1:30:00 PM
    breathtaking in its most tender rendition, bob... now, this side of you is something else.. totally like!!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Fantastic poem written here..glad that you were able to re-post it upon request.!! love it from top to bottom.

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 1:52:00 PM
    I can see why it was re-posted, it is simply beautiful and down to earth, ordinary miracles happen every day Bob, but we don't often take the time to see them, thank you for sharing your insight, a man of astute wisdom and sight, luv always, vie

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 12:50:00 PM
    so glad you reposted this one, Bob, as I missed it previously. Many congrats on your wins : ) Hope you and Vera are well

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 12:48:00 PM
    I saw an angel place a pen in the hand of a poet, so as to remind us all of Gods gift to us all, ( Robert Hinshaw to be exact ! ) A wonderful and powerful write dear poet...such a joy to read and cherish ! TY for this inspirational poetry sir ! Have a blessed week my dear friend ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 11:13:00 AM
    This is truth..God uses people to do what he needs done here on earth..Great work that tells me about you and your beliefs and faith..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara