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Points of an Angel, a Poem

Updated on April 19, 2015

Points of an Angel

The points of light had

faded above my T.V. set,

all the rudderless ships had

come to shore...

a broad road is where pirates walk,

but for me, moss covers the path..


So I waited, for the lights,

the points of angels to lift me

above the common road,

No. They don't, I'm down in it,

just like any slob, I'm sober but

people kill people for Meth around here,

covered in filth, stumbling to poison gods,


But angels show up anyway- in patience.

Shows up at the least examined day...

points, scintillas of light sparkle in

the corners of the room as I pray,

tips of angel's wings, every time

I bow my head and thank him...

crippled perhaps, poor perhaps,

yet oddly filled with grace.

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      Lillian K. Staats 2 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Oh, what an awful poem! I'll buff it up later! Love yaz,,, call !

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Just came back to say hi, and hope all is well in your neck of the woods?

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      Stuart A Jeffery 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      A simply beautiful poem with such stunning visuals. You're a true talent!

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      Brenda Barnes 2 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Lily, will you send a link to the AWS so we can all gaze in pride upon your piece? I promise to call this weekend. What is the time difference? I will figure t out once I have a quart of coffee. Much love. Hy

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      Lillian K. Staats 2 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Will, I was just praying for all of you today! Of course! I would be privileged.

      Umm, yep, being published in AWS this quarter. I'm going to install word to I can file pdf's and send attachments.

      Hi Nell! Yes, Hy, I should have known... Love you all, have a wonderful Memorial weekend. God Bless our Soldiers... call, call you too Nell!

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      Brenda Barnes 2 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I wish I had Lily. Mother's Day is my most painful day of the year and this one was more awful than usual. Love you so very, very much. Hy

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Have you ever submitted any of your work, Lily? It's very good you know! Would it be OK for this old man to call and say howdy sometime?

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      lol! hope your having a great Mother's Day over there lily!

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      Lillian K. Staats 2 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Call! Call on Mother's day!!!!! I'll be here! Gotta run, get a cake! Love yaz! lily

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      Brenda Barnes 2 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Oh Lily! Moonfroth, you and Alaska! How can I join in? Wish I couldd be there forever. I will call you this weekend, keeping in mind the time difference. Love, love, love you.

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      Lillian K. Staats 2 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Oh, what a treat! Both, give me your numbers in private emails!!! Guess who might come to Alaska! Moonfroth! Oh, these two , my favorite souls! I love you guys ! I'm so happy to see you. I'm fine! My # is 1-907-521-7484!!!!!! Call! Love yaz! lily

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi lily, profound words and wisdom, I always love your poems, hope you are okay? and always good to see you back on here, nell

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      Brenda Barnes 2 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      We sing a song at church..."He may not come when you want Him but He always shoe up right on time. He is an on time God." Although we may fail to recognize it in our moments of misery, God has placed angels around us and they do not abandon us. You pray and that is a starting point, yes I know the pun. :)

      Much love to you dear friend. I miss you and wish we could talk on the phone the last year or so has brought many changes to us both.