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On Angel Breathe

Updated on March 3, 2011

he appeared so unexpectedly
a shadow in the night.
the candle in my window
a soft alluring sight.
tentative at first he knocked
upon my window pane,
when I did not then respond
he shyly knocked again.
no one came to visit
at this unlikely hour.
I hid behind my curtain
my gut instinct to cower.
gently he called out to me
beckoned me appear
he needed but a favor
if for a moment I would near.
it all seemed so innocuous,
his appearance at my sill...
so i peeked around the curtain
shyly peering through the grill.
at first i didn't see him there
shrouded in the dark.
then his soothing honeyed voice
made his silhouette less stark.
his coaxing was seductive
and my guard began to slip...
his face came into focus
caused my heart to faintly skip.
his words were so cajoling
as they chipped away my fear,
he was quite magnetic.
ever gently bid me near.
I slowly slid the curtain
back against the wall
until I saw his shadowed face
projecting down the hall.
"I promise not to hurt you.
I really mean no harm.
just open up your window, dear,"
He implored with sweetest charm.
The voice of reason left me.
with a trembling in my hand,
I tentatively reached out,
In a move i didn't plan.
The moment that my fingers
touched the lock upon the frame
I heard the faintest whisper
on angel breathe it came.
though unsure that I had heard it,
internally I knew
from that faintest whisper
a sense of danger in me grew.
the pounding of my heartbeat
now rushing in my ear
returned the voice of reason
and my head began to clear.
It was in that instant
headlights pulled into my drive.
The shadow in the window
vanished leaving me alive.
Whatever was I thinking?
awareness, then, did dawn
the whisper borne on angel breathe...
the only reason I live on.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved.".


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      No_Clue 5 years ago

      BeyondMax, thank you! I so appreciate your kind words and your visits! You are awesome!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wow, how intense and startling! Honestly, it is such a fine poem I had goose bumps creeping over me, such vivid images, it's amazing! What a story, I am so glad, Marsha, you re-published it, it's magnificent!

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Docmo, thank you!

      erthfrend, thank you!

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      This was incredibly captivating and beautiful! I cant wait to read more of your hubs. You are an artist and Im honored to follow you!

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      Mohan Kumar 7 years ago from UK

      lyrical, magical, haunting and addictive. Need I say more?

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      oooooooo! I love the sound of that!!!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      .....yes and I always come back to check out 'the classics' ....

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      epigramman, thank you! You make me glad I reposted!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ....well I live on for your writing - and this stirring story telling piece - to my mind's eye - is poetic perfection in art!!!!!!!!

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      LedToolZ 7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      That was so beautiful!!! a wonderful read! :)

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Stigma31, Thanks so much! I unpublished this piece after being told by someone close to me that it was, I believe the word he used, was "perverted and sick"...hmmm...then I had to repost it...because, well, I do not agree! is meant to be dark and suspenseful and real...anyways, your response was validating for me!

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      Stigma31 7 years ago from Kingston, ON

      This is an excellent poem, I love it!

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      Kim Lynn 7 years ago

      It is wonderful and intense! Feel like I have read a mystery novel, reduced to the finest lines.



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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Wow! that was fantastic! I couldn't wait to see what happened! welcome to hubpages, you are going to love it here! cheers nell

      rated up! there you go, your first rating! lol

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      lifewellspoken 7 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Beautiful and inlightning, thank you for this beautiful writing.