BLACK ANGEL

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BLACK ANGEL

Death I have touched, Cold chill to the bone,
It has walked upon my grave, Yet I am not yet dead,
Death I have seen in your eyes, Pleading with me for life,
But with a stroke of a pen, I could end it all,
Embraced in the dark wings my fears revealed,
Black angel of death has descended
Disturbing visions I see, A world left with out me,
Desolate winds blow upon a plain, Barren,
My soul exposed, My life in shadow, My worth?
To pull back the curtain, See the final act,
We have exposed ourselves for what we are,
What we have done, We take no blame,
Yet by no means are we innocent,
The curtain slowly closes, The final act is over,
Black angel of death takes a bow........

Richard E. Cartledge PHOENIX (c)

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NativeAmeriGirl commented on BLACK ANGEL

04-07-2010

Great write!!! It reminds me of one of my older poems. I love the polarities between death and the want to live on........ Muchas gracias for sharing, smile!!!

Bettysrainbow48 commented on BLACK ANGEL

04-01-2010

Well such as it is, we are born to leave this world some day. I am counting on Heaven.That is where I want to go someday when it is my time. Good write. This poem makes a person think.

dahlusion commented on BLACK ANGEL

03-31-2010

A poetically dark masterpiece: "My soul exposed, My life in shadow, My worth?" — bravo!!

Teardrops commented on BLACK ANGEL

03-29-2010

we as humans have destoried this planet and i believe as death looks out and doesn't take us it still doesn't mean we are without blame. one of the greatest poems about life , death and going on . Simple and to the point thanks Marie

ayyan commented on BLACK ANGEL

03-29-2010

"The curtain slowly closes. The final act iis over, black agenl of death takes a bow..." A lovely poem - a lovely finish. I like this and death is very nice and it is a pleasant one to the final limit. a'yan

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