Angels Without Wings


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    Angels Without Wings

    On the other side of the tracks in Heaven

    Dwell the angels without wings

    They accept their fate without question

    As they must think of higher things


    Although gifted with flight they are not

    They do not feel downtrodden

    As angels duties are far to vast

    And they must bear the heavy burden


    And so they toil in the shadows of wings on high

    With an occasional upward glance

    For to soar so high in the endless sky

    Is possible only in a mystical trance


    Events of long ago forever sealed their fate

    Something definitely went awry  

    On a starry night you may view their tears

    As shooting stars in the distant sky


    Although sadness sometimes floods their minds

    Pity is not the thing they seek

    They set an example for all to see

                  From Heavens highest peak                


    In life as in heaven all must accept their lot

    Angels without wings are no exception

    So take heed of the lesson revealed to you

    And don’t fall prey to the Devil’s deception

    For if you do beware of the fate it brings

    There are far worse things than the mere absence of wings


    ©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg  

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    gogant commented on Angels Without Wings


    Oh boy, not only to we have to hope we make it to we have to worry about whether we get wings when we get there. A different twist for sure, Chuck, and very well constructed..................................................gogant



    Thanks. Your comments are always appreciated.

    stellar commented on Angels Without Wings


    This one is very beautiful, simply beautiful, lovely flow, lovely content



    I am pleased you found it to your liking. Thanks.

    SavVySam commented on Angels Without Wings


    A peaceful tale delivered with such grace and power. Original idea, cleverly developed. (Woe to all who ignore your caution) Thanks for sharing!



    My thanks to you for reading and commenting.

    Tempestlady commented on Angels Without Wings


    This one went into my favorites. Such a beautiful and inspiring message. Had to read it again. Lovely write. Just lovely. Write on.....



    You are very kind. I am glad you liked the poem.

    frenzyace commented on Angels Without Wings


    Wow thats all i can really say, thank you I needed to read this!



    I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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