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Richard Lamoureux has not forgotten me during my absence. He faithfully visits my older writes and leaves lovely encouraging comments. While I'm busy working on my thesis, I got this notification on this poem. Richard's comment: I felt like I read it for the first time. This is such a special piece Eileen. You should repost this one! I'm doing so in honor of his request....Thanks, Richard. I have named you my Guardian Poet. Now everyone knows why. :) The Token- Angel Contest Written by: Jade Celeste 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 both physical and 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 I'm still here...real... 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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/1/2015 9:43:00 AM
I thought I would give this one another read, it is pretty amazing!!!
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Date: 5/31/2015 12:07:00 AM
There are times when we all need a guardian angel to step in. Whether it be from ourselves or others. This write was a prime example of the concept of what that should be. It flowed beautifully and showed compassion in the way that it should be. Well done.
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Date: 5/16/2015 8:40:00 AM
I'm so glad this piece was able to be enjoyedby more people.
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Date: 5/10/2015 7:53:00 PM
The image of the black hole sucking in the soul is very vivid in my mind. Such an incredible piece.."And I unfold my wings and envelope you In a cocoon of heavenly wonder I enfold you" Wow! This is why I love your poetry. Always, Laura
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Date: 5/9/2015 8:16:00 AM
That's great Eileen, which tournament was it?
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Date: 5/9/2015 1:20:00 AM
This poem made me cry. Rating 7...
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/9/2015 7:32:00 AM
I'm sorry you cried, Christina. I'm glad you passed by, though. Sending you warm thoughts. God bless.
Date: 5/7/2015 1:10:00 PM
Awesome LO, I danced in your words today. I was the angel, then back to you, in the tears, the smile . . . it was lovely!!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/9/2015 7:33:00 AM
Oh...dancing are we? I've missed you Coach. What do you have to say for yourself, eh? Glad you liked this repost. I have a few new ones up.....not so pretty, but it was good for me. Hugs
Date: 5/6/2015 8:41:00 PM
Eileen have missed your writing and glad that Richard brought you back to win POD Sometimes we need to revisit things to make them important again. You deserve the recognition and want to see you keep on writing. Your type of talent needs to be expressed and not to be maligned. Good luck on the thesis I know you will do well Love and hugs Edith
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/9/2015 7:34:00 AM
Edith, you've been so good to me. I really don't know how to thank you. You and Richard are very very dear to my heart. Hope to always be able to bask in the glow of your friendship. I see light at the end of the tunnel....Will let you know how the thesis goes. Hugs
Date: 5/5/2015 5:37:00 PM
Hello my little Desert Orchid, this write makes me want to find myself in a dark place so I get a visit from this angel, Conrats on POTD too, A beautiful poem. Take care, Richard
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/9/2015 7:35:00 AM
Thanks for your visit to my work, Richard. Much appreciated.
Date: 5/5/2015 8:36:00 AM
Hi Eileen, thanks for checking out my older poems yesterday. I thought I would come back and check out some of the comments. This poem is so good, I'm glad it is being read and commented on. Off to give a tennis lesson. Have a great day!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/9/2015 7:36:00 AM
It's always soothing and comforting to read your older writes and to read communication that has passed between us. Thanks for being such an amazing friend. Federer won the last tournament he was in! Isn't that awesome? Hugs
Date: 5/5/2015 8:29:00 AM
Dropping back to congratulate you on your POTD Eileen! :) Kim
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/9/2015 7:36:00 AM
Thanks for your visit to my POTD, Kim. I have Richard to thank for asking me to repost. Hope all is well with you. Hugs
Date: 5/4/2015 7:22:00 PM
Eileen, everything with you is an original. Your writes are organic and authentic. You write with great intelligence and greater passion.. This incredible write was a winner the moment you put the pen down.. The Soup is only confirming what we Soupers already knew.. You have a much deserved Poem Of The Day.. And Richard gets a shout out!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 10:03:00 PM
LM.....you are so kind and sweet to post such a lovely comment here. I'm so happy to read it. Thank you. You know you're in my fav poet folder because I love your writes, and I always read them. Your praise is of value to me. If you say it deserves to be POTD...I'll take your word for it. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Hugs
Date: 5/4/2015 5:46:00 PM
Hi Eileen:) What a surprise, stopping by for a short visit and finding this gem as POTD!! Congratulations for a poem in which passion is tackled from a different angle. Hugss // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 10:06:00 PM
Thank you for the visit, Paul. I've been away for quite some time and will be for some time to come. I'm grateful that Richard gave me a nudge to repost this. I'm surprised at the POTD, as many other poems have gotten more views than this. I wonder what TPS is up to. Thank you for the visit and congrats on your win with the Roses poem.
Date: 5/4/2015 5:42:00 PM
Jade, Congratulations on POTD!! A most moving write!! Best Always, Gary
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 10:08:00 PM
Thank you, Gary.....much appreciated.
Date: 5/4/2015 5:39:00 PM
Richard is a wise wise man for getting you to re - post this beautiful poem - a great way to get you back on the site where you belong - the issues remain Eileen but we must rise above them and not lose sight of who we are and why we are here - to share our poems with others! congrats on poem of the day:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 10:12:00 PM
Richard is a wise man, Jan....and a dear friend. I don't know what I would have done without him in the past few weeks. He kept me connected. He believes in me. There isn't a poem that he misses, and if he does...there is a good reason for it. To visit older writes and leave comments means so much to me. I visited two of his writes last night. Needed some solace. It does me good. Thank you for being a dear, Jan. I know the issues remain. If I didn't love some of the people here as strongly as I do, I would have left. Yes, it's poetry...but it is also friendship and community. If you don't feel that....the poetry doesn't flow...at least not for me. Thanks for the lovely post. :) Sending you hugs, dear.
Date: 5/4/2015 5:32:00 PM
Breathtaking!! I loved reading this!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 10:13:00 PM
Lovely adjective to describe this write, Brynn. You honor me. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 5/4/2015 3:04:00 PM
Lovely. Congratulations are in order.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 10:14:00 PM
I accept the congrats with gratitude. Thank you for the visit. :)
Date: 5/4/2015 1:14:00 PM
- Suddenly, I was back again ...... :) - Congrats !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 1:31:00 PM
You always bring a smile, Sunshine! :) Hugs, sweetie!!! Thanks for the double visit.
Date: 5/4/2015 12:38:00 PM
How very gracious, these words of action by an angel. I see why its the Poem of the Day. Congrats.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 1:06:00 PM
Thank you, Marilyn. Very kind of you to visit and leave a gracious comment.
Date: 5/4/2015 11:24:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!... JADE... its a beautiful piece of work....
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 11:25:00 AM
Thanks ever so much, Anmol. I'm glad you liked it. :)
Date: 5/4/2015 9:40:00 AM
Jade, congratulations on your poem being selected as poem of the day, a passionate imaginative write. Emile. #7
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 11:26:00 AM
Emile, I'm grateful for your visit. I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I so love your work and I will be by when I can. Thank you for the visit...and the 7. It is much appreciated.
Date: 5/4/2015 9:29:00 AM
Oh, I'm at awe at your write, kissed by an angel of life to really happen a 7. Congratulations on poem of the day. Blessings Eve
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 11:27:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. I haven't been around much of late. I have things to finish and am running behind schedule. Thank you for the lovely visit and post. I will drop by to thank you a bit later. Hugs
Date: 5/4/2015 8:39:00 AM
POTD, excellent choice! Congratulations Eileen.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 11:27:00 AM
All thanks to you, Richard. I'm grateful....Hugs :)
Date: 5/4/2015 6:49:00 AM
Jade, congratulations on having this lovely poem selected as poem of the day, a beautiful write, 7
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 7:51:00 AM
Thank you, Constance. I appreciate the visit. Very kind of you to drop by. Have a lovely day. :)
Date: 5/3/2015 2:35:00 PM
- I missed you, Eileen - Glad you posted this today! - Hope all is well with you my friend :) - I wish you a wonderful new week - Hugs & <3 // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/4/2015 5:11:00 AM
Sunshine!!! You always bring me joy with your visits! :) I've been very busy and will continue to be so for a while. Richard asked me to repost it, and it just felt right to do it. Thanks for remembering me. Hugs to you!! :)
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