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"An Angel" (Little Mo Knows)

While touching my brow,
I finger the book,
and place myself
...at the marrow.

I suffer the flurry
to glimpse at an Angel,
and ask if She's
...coming or going.

If She's coming,
I lead her.
If She's going,
I trail Her,
but always
...I beg of Her name.

And then at the door.
that She comes through
or leaves from,
She turns and gives me
...Her Words.

Words of an Ancient.
Words of a Moment.
And Words that will show
...the Hereafter.

Then She leaves me to stay,
She leaves me to play,
She leaves me to
...wait for whatever.

About this poem

I wrote this poem because I love thinking of the mystery of that which is greater than me. I have always said, "There is nothing so wondrous and yet so frighten than "Mother Nature" and the "Search for God"!.

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Written on August 24, 2003

Submitted by ldrum on November 15, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 526
Words 125
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 6, 5, 4, 4

Lona L. Drum

I grew up in a small town in northeast Pa. I spent much of my time playing with my siblings and with nature all around us. I still live in the same area and so many of my poems are based on childhood fantasies, developing my imagination, and young love. more…

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