When the Angels Come Around


when my number's up
and angels beckon unto me,
i will smile a gentle smile
knowing soon i will be free.
i will smile so sweetly for
the love that i have known,
lessons i have learned and
depths that i have grown.
i will smile for memories
the good ones and the bad...
they have taught me lessons that
without, i 'd not have had.
i will smile for all the laughs
and tears along the way,
for tender moments shared
and all the hugs when skies were gray.
i will smile so gently,
for i know deep in my heart
the love that we now share
cannot ever keep us apart.
i have loved and been loved well.
it is for love that we are born…
my purpose is fulfilled and now
you mustn’t feel forlorn.
we shall meet again and be
again together bound.
yes, i shall smile so gently
when the angels come around.

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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Absolutely beautiful!

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Denizee 5 years ago

Fantastic poem - blessed to have read this intriguing poem.

I too will be smiling.

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Leah Whitehorse 5 years ago

How lovely. It's true, we are here to love x

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geoffbot 5 years ago from costa rica

hopefully these angels won't come around for a long time otherwise we would miss out on your writing. very nice poem.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Many thanks for your kind comments, they mean the world...Really! I wrote this poem with my sons in mind. I am not planning on departure any time soon, but one never knows when the angels will come around...

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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

This is so beautiful, but the Angels are not coming for you, as you have a long life ahead. God Bless my dear

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Vet, I hope your crystal ball is correct in this, for I have many people to yet annoy! LOL...Thanks for reading and leaving such a sweet comment!

Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Awesome. Great rhyme scheme and poignant words. Another solid effort, tnderheart.

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Fulfilling Message, Thank you!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Heart-felt thanks, Doug, for reading and for your so encouraging comment.

Fossillady, thank you, kind Lady! You are most welcome!

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dianeaugust 5 years ago from Tennessee

tnderhrt23--Ah, so lovely, lovely. I already adore angels, but this verse just touches my heart and a deep place of love and endearment and how you put it--lessons learned, etc. I'm such a fan! da

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epigramman 5 years ago

...that is what I always say to myself when you pay me a visit at my humble hub - "when my angel comes around" .....

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

da, that is just such a moving comment! I am your fan too!

Epigramman, you just melt my heart!

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful!!! Have to go and read more now thanks.

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