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The Token- Angel Contest

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The Token- Angel Contest

I see you bent low
Your head in your hands
Tears dropping on the table cloth
The heavy sighs that no one can hear
Fill my ear
Even past the wall 
Between eternity and finite time
I hear
I see
Your guardian angel is near
My orders from the throne
To protect you from harm
Physical….spiritual
To guard your steps

Yet...I see you have not walked 
For many an hour
You have been glued to that spot
Unmoving
Only knowing that your universe
Is caving in 
Forming a black hole
That is sucking in your soul

The decision is mine to make
I have no time to hesitate…
Overstep my bounds?
Or just hover and watch you drown?

The room fills with light
As I materialize
Hiding my wings
Not wanting to shock you
Not in your present state...
But you are too far gone to see
The gun on the table…ready
So, with one hand I touch your face
With the other under your grizzled chin
I make you look up at me….

Your eyes fill with wonder
You blink away the tears
Trying to focus
Trying to grasp the reality of me

Before you have time to question
I close my lips on  yours
And breathe into your mouth
The eternal qualities of heaven
Peace, joy, love and light….
A lingering kiss of life
The moment where heaven and earth collide
And I unfold my wings and envelope you
In a cocoon of heavenly wonder
I enfold you

I feel your strength returning
I will not let you fall
I have heard the unspoken call
Of your bleeding heart…

And as you reach your arms around me…
In that moment…I’m gone
Clothing myself with invisibility
Yet…. just as near
Unseen to your mortal eyes
But as real
As the erratic beating of your heart
I hover near
You exhale slowly
Your breath is on my cheek
The light dims
And you open your eyes
Wondering what delirium
Has come over you

Yet there….there in your hand
A token of the encounter
A white feather
That glimmers in the night

Against orders….
I will stand before the throne
And try to find the words to explain
This strange act...
I could not keep back
I had to guard your life
In the only way I knew how
In that unearthly moment in time

I will find the grace to answer
My reward… the look in your eyes
The radiance of your face
The knowing smile that reveals
You are worthy enough 
On a dark and hopeless night
To be kissed….
By the lips of an angel
A guardian angel of light

For Skat's Angel Contest

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:26:00 AM
    Beautiful! I absolutely love this poem.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your fine win. Connie

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 1:36:00 AM
    How cute, lovely and beautiful your verse is. I love it so much Eileen. Many Congrats to you. Well done. AO

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Eileen -Congratulations on being named this year's winner, and thanks for sharing it, George

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Eileen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Richard....thank you!!!!!
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:41:00 AM
    This is a well deserved win, my fallen angel didn't make the cut*lol* I was concerned it may be a little to risqué.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes....I'm disappointed! I was looking for your name on the list of winners...I always do! :) It doesn't matter because it's a winner in my book!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Eileen. Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for sponsoring the contest. You stretched our imagination on this topic! :)
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Stunning write on a visitation, this story unfolded like the wings of an angel. It has to be good to render Donna speechless lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard...your post unfolds in the same way....How beautiful! Thank you! :) Guardian Angels are very real and very dear....
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Uuuuuuhhhhh...speechless....:-)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my sweet darling MD....
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:54:00 PM
    This is superb! Touches the soul and warms the heart! I love it! Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEE HEE! So much so that you posted twice???? Hugs, Cecilia! :)
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:54:00 PM
    This is superb! Touches the soul and warms the heart! I love it! Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :)
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:21:00 PM
    May your guardian angel carry you to the worlds of beauty and happiness unknown to mortals! Ethereal and angelic verse that uplifts the soul! Good luck!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear poet.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:50:00 AM
    We should all have such a valiant guardian angel. Beautifully rendered. And thank you for your kind words. Love, Joyce

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks for the visit, Joyce...the pleasure is all mine to be visited by such a wonderful poetess! Hugs!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Simply breathtaking! I will be surprised if this is not at the top of the list, simply breathtaking.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It isn't, Richard.... :( But your vote of confidence is precious! :)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Richard.... :) :) :) :) :) because words fail me.