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Angels of the Earthly Kind

Updated on April 23, 2014

This particular hub was inspired by my daughter, who lovingly told me one morning that I was her angel as she wrapped her arms around me for a hug. Additionally, she has asked if I love her the most. Unfortunately, I cannot tell her this is so, as I have two other children. Instead, I informed her that my heart has lots of room for love and was immediately asked if it would ever pop.

Also, in the course of other conversations, I have come to think about all of the angels that have appeared in my life. Some of them remain friends, some of them came for just a moment in time and remain strangers, and others stayed for awhile only to have to go on their way again. Nonetheless, these angels of the earthly kind are most appreciated.

It's the Little Things

Sometimes all it takes is a smile

Or maybe a kind word or two

To brighten up someone's day

You never know what a little thing might do

A little generosity goes a long, long way

So lend an ear, be a friend

Just try it and you will see

To do so won't mean your world will end

Who knows? You could be the one enriched - it might be

So, remember, sometimes all it takes is a smile



For Dallas

As long as I'm around, you can always count on me

My love for you, it will not stop

Because my heart has lots of room, you see

You can fill it with love right to the top

But my heart can always hold more love

Though you are not the only one within my heart to set up shop

This one thing you can be sure of

My heart may ever grow bigger, but it will never pop!

Angels of the Earthly Kind

I believe in angels, if only of the earthly kind

They come like blessings from above

You never know when they'll be there to find

To show you unexpected displays of love

They come to you when you're about to lose the fight

To offer you a hand back up off the ground

Like a lighthouse beacon in the middle of the long, dark night

They always seem to just in time come around

Whether you need a hug, a friend, or something more

So don't you despair and don't you lose heart

You never know, an angel might be knocking at your door

To deliver you out of the depths of the dark

© 2013 Shannon


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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Hey, I can't believe you don't have any comments yet on your poem! I loved it anyway!!! : ) Voted it up too!

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, dreamseer!! I appreciate the vote. So glad you enjoyed it.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      So true those angels turn up when we least expect them and as you say some will remain with us and some just there for the mom4ent.

      Love this poem of appreciation

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Oops, sorry to misspell your name, dreamseeker!

      Thank you so much, Rosemay. So glad you enjoyed it, and I appreciate your visit. :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      What a beautiful piece! It is so true, angels can come from many places and many times in our lives, especially when we don't expect them! Voting up, beautiful and sharing! :)

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Yes, I can think of many angels in my life. I'm so glad you liked enough to both vote up and share! Thanks for taking the time to read it. :)

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      dialogue 4 years ago

      Beautiful read, thanks for the great share. I like the poem, voted it up.

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much for the visit, dialogue,and for the vote up! Both are greatly appreciated. :)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well my mum was my best friend, a guiding light, a mentor, an inspiration and she provided me with unconditional love but with also a wise word if I stepped out of line (lol) and I read all of this in your beautiful and profound words here - I am so happy you have each other and that you have the pure and natural talent to pen your feelings and thoughts to the screen/page. Sending you warm wishes from Colin and his cats after night shift and we are all watching the daybreak over the lake at lake erie time ontario canada 6:10am

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      We mothers must always have a few choice words ready for when you kiddos step out of line. Haha Thank you for your kind comments, Colin. Daybreak over the lake sounds beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I have many Earthly angels in my life too. My mother was the sweetest angel on this Earth, in my eyes. I also know that His angels are encamped all around me.

      Thank you for this beautiful write.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Faith Reaper. That's a lovely thought to carry with you about your mother! I've no doubt that many of the Earthbound angels in my life have been heavenly blessings.

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      Troyangeluk 4 years ago from UK

      I love this :) saved it in my favourites for when I'm down. Very nice work.

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh, wow - that's touching. Thank you, Troyangeluk. That's one of the nicest compliments I've received.

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      Mothers of Nations 2 years ago

      Very touching poem. Earth angels are very important in this messy world. I believe we have all had one at some point in our lives, but it's also important to be one to those the Lord brings into our lives, whether for a just a moment or a lifetime.

      Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

      God bless you and your little ones!

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much, mothersofnations! They are heavenly just the same, aren't they?

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