Angels

Sings with me

Beautiful melodies well up from within
Mellifluous voices join the rhythm
I hear sweet tenors ring through the room
I step to the beat of your tapping feet
I gyrate to the harmonious chanting of a celestial host
Your love is better than wine
And when you sing with me
In that soft and gentle way you do
Mouthing a familiar melody
My heart swells with gratitude
As your voice pitches with mine
The room is filled with incense from my praise

Watching over me

A great cloud by day
He lifts and circles ahead of me
Like a whirl wind, he sweeps my path clean
Frees the footpath of prickly thorns
Shielding my fair skin from the scorching sun
He soothes me with cool winds from his breathe
A pillar of fire by night
Swirling and spinning along my course
Lights up the thick darkness
Chasing away evil shadows
They cringe in his wake
My night becomes like day
The angels serenade me to sleep
My heavy eyes struggle to keep awake
I am mesmerized by their company
As they ascend and descend upon the son of man

AN ANGEL SENT YOU TO ME

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity – Khalil Gibran

I am thinking about all the blunders I would have made, all the pitfalls I would have blindly stomped into, and all the bones I would have broken if it hadn’t been for your steady and candid companionship. I am looking back on my life, at the rocky trails, the bushy paths and stormy nights.

Many times, I would have ran blindly into stony walls but each time, you’d show up just in time before I cracked my skull. Other times I find myself in certain frustrations, unable to clear away the cobwebs that surround me. I fight to stay afloat, I’m beating the air with my fists but in one moment, you say the magic word and I realize I’ve been chasing shadows.

I am amazed at how easily I can swing back to terraformer and find my footing again. It is the power of our camaraderie – the power of our sisterhood – that has kept me from losing it completely.

My moments of great fears fizzle away like fog at the oration of your deep wisdom. Suddenly I can vanquish many mountains. In the days my heart sunk into my pool of tears, your wittiness and charm quickly turn my great wailing into an uproar of laughter. My heart is lightened yet again.

Today I can count my victories because you cared to partake in my battles simply by staying close.  You kept your eyes on me for no particular reason except for love, and your undiluted affection. You hung your gaze on my wobbly tottering. Like a hawk seeking to rescue, you sought to reassure me.

I am thinking about what my life would have been, in the seasons of my winter days, had it not been for you. I do not believe in magic or in fairy tales but I do believe this one truth about you. An angel sent you to me.

“For Vanessa”

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Thank you