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Halos, a Poem

Updated on September 2, 2012

Halos

Stars in your hair

like you don't care,

brilliant points of light

play about your head,

you feel no dread,

no sorrow,

no hate,

only light.. no dark chapter,

no hidden evil

I can count the angels

around my T.V.Set,

scintillas of pure energy.

count out the times

death had you, but didn't win,

thats how many halos

play about your head,

part your child's hair,

calm your dog,

stars in your hair,

sweet beings,

I've need of you this night,

I feel alone, like the

20 years I've done,

alone,

but not alone,

I can count the angels around my T.V. set,

and all I can do,

is point my forefinger skywards,

as I've always done,

as I do now,

as I'll always do,

for the gifts of heaven.

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Your right Moon, I'm trying to take the "I" out of my poetry. Damn hard to do.. hee hee, yes, I'm surprised you even weighed in on this one, since I know God gives you a rash! Haha! Religious poesy is notoriously bad... i'm trying fix that, But rarely succeed... love yaz, lily

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      Clark Cook 5 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Your deep faith is obvious, m'dear--but I found the Voice and POV rather difficult to follow on this one. The first 9 lines we have a "you"--presumably someone OTHER than the poet/narrator? But then in l. 10 we switch to "I", then a few lines later back to "you", then with "I've need of you this night", back to "I" which is sustained to the end of the poem. It seems to me ONE Voice is intended in this poem, and the bobbing back and forth tends to break the reader's focus hence his/her absorption in the message itself. Just a thought.

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Hy and Nell, it doesn't get better than that, that you two would weigh in! Love yaz, lily

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Wonderful stuff lily, I love the stars in the hair, and why not preach? we all need Angels now and then, hugs from across the little old pond! lol!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Always be proud to preach Lily. God likes it when we bring praise and glory to Him that way.

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Thamks Mad, Hy, I'm afraid I'm preaching here... again. Got to stop that. Thank you for your kind comments

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Oh Lily, stars in our hair and we take them for granted most of the time. Bless you girl for noting and caring; for pointing skyward and opening to the gifts of Heaven. It is a grand place to be standing.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Brilliant work. There are so many directs one can go with this. Thanks.