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An Angel In Disguise


Behind paned glass, she’ll pass her days.
Eyes fixed across the frozen fields.
Her ruby smile, a thin disguise.
Betrothed to him, steadfast she prays.
On coldest day, they said goodbyes.
Forever true, with their love sealed.

The summer orchard’s ripe with plums.
She waits and cries for dreams untold,
as farm chores help her days to pass.
Her soldier's safe return shall come
when laughter climbs from greenest grass 
and warm sunrays paint lovers gold.

Summer’s steps wane to fall’s swift stride.
In fiery heart, her love still burns.
As leaves rustle and gently strum,  
only her cat holds tears she’s cried.
She’s lulled with neighs; the old barn hums.
His angel keeps till he returns.

A year has gone, she passes days
with animals to feed and groom.
Their bright eyes seem to understand
how fears can burrow under hay.
In uniform at altar grand, 
A bride dreams of her handsome groom.         


Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/21/2015 8:27:00 AM
Moving piece, congratulations.
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Date: 3/20/2015 6:17:00 PM
Back again to congratulate you on your win. Blessings Eve
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Date: 3/20/2015 4:27:00 PM
This is so lovely, Rhonda! Big congrats on your win. Hugs, Kimberly
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Date: 3/20/2015 3:43:00 PM
Rhonda, stopping back to congratulate you on your nice win for your lovely poem. I chose this visual too, and it is great to read other poetical interpretations. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 3/20/2015 2:14:00 PM
RHONDA, CONGRATS on your win. **SKAT **
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Date: 3/20/2015 2:04:00 PM
Rhonda, Congratulations in Isaiah, Angel in a disguise contest...... Luv ~LINDA~
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Date: 3/20/2015 1:05:00 PM
Dropping back to congratulate you on your win Rhonda:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/3/2015 6:07:00 PM
Rhonda, I could not read this without shedding some tears for the many wives whose husbands are fighting abroad. Your words are so gentle and yet they hit me hard. I could see each scene so clearly through your amazing imagery. Thank you for sharing this. Surely one of the best I've seen today! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/25/2015 6:07:00 PM
A beautifully penned poem.
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Date: 2/25/2015 12:47:00 PM
this captivates, Rhonda.. geez, it's simply mystifying and has that pull of 'waiting' scene towards me... how splendid can you be!.. huggs
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Date: 2/25/2015 7:58:00 AM
Melancholy and lovely. A fantastic image of "laughter climbing from greenest grass" Images of spring when her love returns and winter's chill will release her heart.
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Date: 2/24/2015 1:46:00 PM
Rhonda,wonderful dramatic dreamlike poem. Good luck in the contest and a 7. Blessings
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Date: 2/24/2015 8:09:00 AM
A romantic write worthy of a story Rhonda... as Andrea mentioned it can be a story from the Victorian era or of a romanace brewing in the present day.. good luck and hugs, nad
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Date: 2/24/2015 12:20:00 AM
you are a poet for the ages, Rhonda. this could be a classic two hundred years ago!! Or today!!! soupmail.
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Date: 2/23/2015 6:40:00 PM
Wonderful, Rhonda, such an endearing romantic story that echos the emotion felt in the visual. Best wishes for the contest! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/23/2015 2:11:00 PM
The image suits the poem perfectly. This is completely beautiful <3 x
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Date: 2/23/2015 12:11:00 PM
This is a beautiful love poem filled with imagery that adorn the words like a fresh fallen snow. The conscious mind extends itself beyond our norms and we enter a world dreams composed of reality defused with imagination and love. Emile #7
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Date: 2/23/2015 9:13:00 AM
Sweet flowing and lyrical. :) Lovely message as well. Good luck in the contest, dear. Hugs
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Date: 2/22/2015 5:31:00 PM
I like the line "fears . . under hay" They don't go away but lay hidden, smoldering turning white with mold . . . I love these strong farm women . . . hard work, night tears, and a passionate heart! Another wonderful poem dear friend. 7
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Date: 2/22/2015 5:30:00 PM
Rhonda, after I commented, I did see it only had five lines instead of six per stanza with a different rhyme scheme, and I was going to Soup Mail you. Glad you caught it. Sandra
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/22/2015 8:52:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra...I reworked it.
Date: 2/22/2015 5:22:00 PM
Very nice pen Rhonda! I truly enjoyed your piece in topic and style, my dear friend. It flows like silk. A 7 from me! I wish you a very lovely evening! In his light! God bless you! :) love n hugs! xxx D"
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Date: 2/22/2015 5:19:00 PM
Beautiful, Rhonda. I love where you took this using that visual. Very emotional and well-written. Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/22/2015 5:27:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra, but I used the wrong rhyme scheme...at least I caught it!
Date: 2/22/2015 3:57:00 PM
You captured the image so perfectly Rhonda - good luck in the contest:-) Hugs Jan xx 7 xx
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/22/2015 5:25:00 PM
LOL...I realized I used the wrong rhyme scheme. I have to laugh at myself...:))