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My Hummingbird Halo

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My Hummingbird Halo

Something must be stirring around me, I really feel it when I'm alone.
My friends say they can see it, I say "see what?" and they say "it's gone!"

They say it looks like a halo or a ring moving around my head.
Trapped on the face of Half Dome mountain at nightfall in deep dread.

Another party said they saw a glowing light two hundred feet away.
They came across to us, yelling "help" thinking that they were saved.

We didn't have a light, ropes or water like they did, having backpacks.
We all tied a rope to each other, eleven now and slept leaning back.

The guy next to me kept saying "come on where's the flashlight?"
People have described it as a shooting colorful band in day or night.

It must enhance my aura, with so many people claiming to see it.
I tried to just write it off and tell myself it's only a compliment.

It feels like humming birds are flying in place with a slight humming.
I am always in a state of slight euphoria when there is a sighting.

So when people say, "you have something over your head"
I have learned not to move, and just remain silent instead.

Usually when I first meet people, they stare at "it" somewhat excited
Some say, I shoots up like a bird and some say, it just dissipated. 

So the reality of this reappearance has now made me a believer. 
Years of sightings by friends and strangers, all seeing this shimmer.

Thousands of close calls and so many brushes with death.
Turning my head just in time or driving North instead of West.

I think "it" was with me when a bullet lodged in my spine.
No harm came to me, after my ribs healed up I was fine.

This Earthbound hummingbird spirit has allowed me to live somehow.
Fate and luck once in a while might have raised an eyebrow.

I know I did, so thank you for watching over me.
I am so humbled and a wondering who you might be.

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  1. Date: 11/28/2010 12:32:00 AM
    Gosh, Mitch, you have me curious. Did you just make this up for the contest? Or do you actually have something like this around you? A very belated Congrats to you, for whatever you got! It took a while but I found a poem I had not seen of yours yet!! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 10:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on your success Mitch. well done....Margaret

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 7:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your success in the contest Mitch, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 3:32:00 PM
    Congrats Mitch on your winning poem in the contest.. an amazing write and awesome win for u to so enjoy...happy weekend..from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 9:18:00 PM
    Mitch..Wonderful poem ...enjoyed reading tonight...Marty

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 7:28:00 PM
    the Humming Bird is an excellent add to help us understand better. The humming bird flies in place when it prowls its flower, you halo is still in the place when seen, wonderful Mitch, the view is my own. I love the write,..p.d.

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 8:26:00 AM
    Hey Bro! Thx for leaving encouraging comments on my writes!...it does mean a lot to me...later, Jimmy

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 9:43:00 PM
    Your guardian angel is glowing around you. Aren't you the favored one. I like this poem a lot. Thank you for your comments on my "Deep Pockets". Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 6:27:00 PM
    I connect with this one Mitch, read my ' missing piece' you describe it exactly. good work...Margaret

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 2:29:00 PM
    Hi Mitch...line 3 you mean aura...an energy field around a body...what did the presense feel like? what did the friends say? large? small....did it have a scent? a sound? guess at what animal it was and expand the verse. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 12:53:00 PM
    enjoyed, I believe in my guardian angel--if she could just stop my mouth form over stepping sometimes.

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 6:16:00 AM
    Nice one, i my self feel someone saving me in all my mistakes, a guarding angel, well I did get a glimpse twice, i was not scared at all, of a presence who protects me even when I am asleep,.Mitch you must need your halo often to guide you if you are a person of peace, working when the dark one lurks to destroy your Ora,,,meaning you have a good sign over you,..p.d.