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An Angel In Your Eyes

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An Angel In Your Eyes


Angels descend on battlefield;
wingspans at rest, the soldiers’ shield. 
Men wounded clutch still beating hearts 
and Heaven sounds as souls depart. 
A friend or foe, none call to yield.

In frantic prayers, mothers are kneeled.
Their worried eyes try to conceal.
As God reflects love to impart,  
angels descend.

Oh, time stopped on that killing field.
Afternoon sun on high revealed
deep crimson stains, limbs torn apart. 
The south's cruel victory to chart. 
On hallowed ground, brave souls are healed -
angels descend.


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, 10/14/2013
for Gail Doyle's An Angel In Your Eyes Contest
**Rondeau rhyme scheme

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  1. Date: 11/14/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, Rhonda. Congrats on your win. :) G.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:29:00 AM
    congrats Rhonda!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:11:00 AM
    Well done on your win Rhonda lol RobertCD

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Rhonda

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:03:00 PM
    i read this on veterans day and think of the injured, the dead, the heroes...the angels...this piece is among my favorites in the contest...simply amazing poem :) congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Nice job with the content & with the rondeau! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:50:00 PM
    A powerful write the touches the heart. Well done, big congrats! Hugs

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 2:20:00 PM
    Reads like winning material to me..Enjoyed reading this one today..Good that you honored our men and women who service our country..Thanks for stopping by..That was Karter asleep under the footrest ..I had tried to rock him to sleep and he was fighting it tooth and nail..I could not pick him up once he was asleep..Sara

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:35:00 AM
    You have touched my soul with this incredible and loving write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this lovely poem this morning! What an outstanding piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 5:23:00 AM
    - A poem to love ..... beautiful, Rhonda ! - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:50:00 AM
    You write with from an entirely new angle, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:33:00 AM
    Hmmm...A very heartfelt and soulful piece. Nicely written.