The Angels Cry



The angels feel heartened
Planting souls in heaven’s garden
They dislike missing opportunities
To sow seeds for eternity
That’s why the angels cry
When evil people die

I felt no one could save me
And then you came along
You were a dream but then it seemed
That I had read you wrong

You took me into darkness
Much deeper than mere pain
Your misery was smothering me
I was drowning in your rain

Your cruelty sent me reeling
Till I could take no more
On many days, you were so crazed
You’d knock me to the floor

I knew it had to finish
And there was just one way
’Cause I believed you’d never leave
But I couldn’t let you stay

The angels feel heartened
Planting souls in heaven’s garden
They dislike missing opportunities
To sow seeds for eternity
That’s why the angels cry
When evil people die

You pulled salt tears from angels
And my time will come, too
But the daisies brightening my garden now
Are all because of you

About this poem

Poems with a twist have always appealed to me. This one is dark, but there's a message in there.

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Written on August 21, 2022

Submitted by DougHaberman on August 21, 2022

Modified on April 09, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEE dfxf xgdg xhxh xixi ABCDEE xjxj
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 939
Words 179
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 4

Doug Haberman

Retired high school humanities teacher who loves to write song lyrics. Now trying my hand at poetry writing. more…

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