The Concept of Angels

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of angels—guardian angels to be more specific. In the late ‘90s I was writing poetry, short stories, and novels, and I wrote this poem in February of 1999. It was one of my first poems, so I’ll let you be the judge as to whether I should have kept my day job.

Someone Passed By Today

 

little angelSomeone Passed by today

As I struggled along my way

Through this life with all its trials

And too many lonely miles

 

That someone stopped to say

They’d walk with me a ways

Said, if I wanted, we could talk

If not, well then, we’d just walk

 

I paid her no mind for a while

Then I looked and she gave me a smile

Without words she said she was there

With her eyes, she said, I care

 

After some time and distance

I slowly let down my resistance

Told her I was glad she came

I asked, by the way, your name?

 

Angel, she said, with a grin

Gave me a little chuck on the chin

She said, it matters not where you go

I’m always with you, you know

 

Then she waved farewell and faded from sight

Carried upward on a bright beam of light

Another friend who happened my way

Someone passed by today

 

Copyright © 1999 C. Mashburn

Here’s a list of links to my published works:

Just A Boy

Just A Man

Be Still

Juli

Shelter

The Devil’s Dust

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