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Rest, Beautiful Guardian

rest, black, velvet wings. . .
your flight was long and turbulent
your heart is raging in blue fires of hell
quench your spirit, oh lost one
and whiff the fragrance that I now offer
broken heaviness threatens to tear you
release it all and weep, sweet angel
you have watched for oh so long, dear one
it is time that you won
the world itself rages war over another
your cry is muffled in the sorrows and screams
of other atrocities and sinful endeavors
the pain screams to devour your purity
your vigilance has become as a dry sponge
absorbing all moist negativity
all tears of forlorn gravity and angst
don't fall fearing you lack humility
you are the very strongest of all
willing to face the trials they suffer
rest along the begloomed clouds
let your delicate chin sink into the cushions
I will keep watch as you rest, beautiful guardian
my eyes are blackened with the darkness of humanity
but they know all is not lost
we are among a dying earth
an earth with so much potential 
still can be saved
do not fear you will see the end before a beginning is established!
do not fear darkness after the light!
prevailing still is the desire to stay alive
the power of will will be enough for sustainability
the power of self-sacrifice and self-awareness
will save the creation 
seek the future at hand, beautiful guardian
rest in thought and body, knowing all will be okay
everything will be okay
and now, beautiful guardian,
it is time to rest

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Laura--this is beautiful. A lovely way to describe and offset what's bad with some hope and kindness. This is elegant.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Entrancing and exalted poem! So well done! Nice to be back reading some of your tremendous works of art after my long hiatus! Anyway, I really enjoyed this piece, it was yo yo ma-velous! - Kyle

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 6:55:00 AM
    I agree with, Anne...this sucked me right in!

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Very pretty poem. Love the imagery and intensity of this. So gripping and beautiful. Love it.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Couldn't help but be drawn to this poem by the title- very gripping! I really love this. If a poem makes you feel something, it is a good poem in my book- and trust me- this poem made me feel a lot! You are very talented, write on! ;)

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 11:47:00 PM
    What an elaborate piece Laura. I am spellbound by how you can so effortlessly entrance me into putting myself into these stories you create. "Do not fear you will see the end before a beginning is established" << this line felt perfect for an epic novel. There was such a powerful feeling in me to stay alive and keep fighting, when I reached towards the end of your poem. We are too fortunate to have life to spend our time wasting it...

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Laura....what a beautiful gift you have....the gift to express such profound thoughts in the beautiful medium of words. I loved this poem...It is going to my favs! Good for you! :)