One Angel



“The same as it was
before I arrived
Some better, some worse
some forever contrived”

“With good and with evil
my battle is done
A trumpet plays distant
His will zero sum”

A ticket to punch
with time ever slight
The Reaper approaching
and blocking the light

An Angel in transit
late for His train
My fate his arrival
or lost to refrain

The scythe drawing closer
its blade like an asp
raising in silence    
perdition unmasked

But tracks start to rumble
a headlight I see
Saint Peter as promised
—one Angel for me

(1st Book Of Prayers: September, 2023)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on September 28, 2023

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Scheme XAXA BXXX XCXC XDBD EXXX BFXF E
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 571
Words 108
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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