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The Bargain

The Bargain

I was an Angel once
Jealous of mankind
Jealous of their lofty dreams
Their overconfidence
How could they aspire 
to such greatness 
With so many limitations 

Yes I was jealous 
For Angels do not know passion
We are sexless creatures
Love is but an idea
Our heart’s have a formless void

We have to many hours
Nothing of note occupies our minds
Sure our Father gave us wings
We possess great strength 
We can control the winds
Still we do not have His full favour 
That belongs to the humans

What is an Eternity without dreams?
We have no need of sleep 
Gluttony has no sway without appetite
I possessed no great ambition 
My one purpose
My only purpose
To protect the humans
Those oblivious beings
Even those who did not believe

So dear friend 
I made a bargain 
Choosing to change places
Him, he always wanted to fly
Eternal life added to the bargain

Fifty years go by so quickly
I did not know about aches and pains
Love and passion were fleeting things
My ambition was blind
Now I am destined to meet my brother
The Angel of Death will come for me
He will not recognize me
For I relinquished my wings.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2022


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Date: 8/10/2022 2:19:00 PM

Your last stanza is so mournful of what was lost, passion is indeed fleeting, in the end you can lose so much~
Date: 8/7/2022 8:07:00 PM

As they say, 'Be careful what you wish for.' Nice to see you posting, Richard. Blessings and Bounty, Gershon
Date: 8/7/2022 1:30:00 PM

The yearning to experience what others have can be too powerful to handle...even at the cost of losing our 'wings'. Regards // paul
Date: 8/7/2022 11:06:00 AM

A very concerning poem Richard - sexless angels, who feel no passion yet they - you - protect human beings, mere shells without substance, even those that don't believe , even jealous of them, was I blind you say, so you have given up your angel wings now and the angel of death when he comes for you will not recognize you. Richard am I anywhere near an understanding comment? Hugs, blessings, Jennifer
Date: 8/6/2022 10:44:00 AM

The angel of death will come for us all in the end, hopefully we'll float upwards. Hope you're keeping well Richard. Tom