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When Angels Cried

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When Angels Cried

I believe in angels
I saw one just today
She sat beside a mother
As they took her child away

She wrapped her wings around her
She listened while mom prayed
Through coffee cups and flowing tears
And yet the angel stayed

Nurses, doctors came and went
Daylight turned to eve
Mom sat alone or paced the halls
And yet the angel would not leave

Scrubs of green approached the doors
With paper shoes; mask hanging free
The angel stayed because she knew
The news was bad, you see

A little boy was draped in light
He joined the angel by her side
They held mom's hand as she was told
Her baby boy had died.

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  1. Date: 5/25/2009 4:11:00 PM

    What a heartfelt and compassionate poem. Yes, I believe angels do help us through the tough times. Blessings to you for sharing this one with us. Thank you for your kind comments. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 3:03:00 AM

    This poem is so sad, and wonderful. Thankyou for your kind comments on my five angels Lena.

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 9:47:00 PM

    Very sad piece here Lena, I got teary eyed reading this well written verse.

  1. Date: 5/2/2009 4:53:00 AM

    This would even make the angels cry. The "draped in light" is beautiful and I'm sure will bring solace to anyone who has suffered such loss. Good to hear from you, Lena. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/1/2009 6:13:00 PM

    Lena..such incredible heartache....told with gentle compassion in rythmic stanza....you too are very talented!! thank you for your kindness towards me and compassion for the world around you...I am fortunate to have met you. Jim