from an angels view


  • Family
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  • Life

    from an angels view

    as laughs and the smiles fill the room
    the spirit of the season protects them from harm
    the bond of a family and the unity of those
    who place their trust and well being in the hands
    of each other...

    a candle flame flickers atop the mahogany mantel
    adorned with keepsake figurines and colorful stockings
    the black bricks within the fireplace
    a timeline of history
    layers of family gatherings charrd with memories

    the wind whips against the old wood framed windows
    ancient glass etched with stories from the past
    the view of a brown brick porch... wrought iron posts
    and antique light fixtures
    fill the picturesque landscape

    floor boards creak under foot
    as the former residents wonder the house
    a shadow moves across the room
    and the candle flame dances
    atop its crystal perch

    glances of acceptance shoot across the room
    they know they are not alone here
    and they find comfort with their company
    knowing they are being looked after
    by those of whom have loved this place as much as they

    the lights upon the strands
    carefully woven within the branches of the tree
    twinkle and shine and reflect off of the tensil
    a family history of ornaments adorn its branches
    so thoughtfully placed as to not crowd each other

    high atop the tree i sit
    holding a candle with a flickering electric light
    this is the family that has so graciously
    chosen me as the pinnacle of their holiday decorations
    and i shall watch over them


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    dahlusion commented on from an angels view


    "the lights upon the strands carefully woven within the branches of the tree twinkle and shine and reflect off of the tensil a family history of ornaments adorn its branches so thoughtfully placed as to not crowd each other"—so perfectly written. Bravo!

    LenaM commented on from an angels view


    Dano what an awesome write my friend I love how you took me through the home and it's imprinted memories and all "from an angels view "sitting atop the Christmas tree



    the visuals of our home are pretty accurate... thanks for stopping by

    HIP13044b commented on from an angels view


    This is an excellent holiday poem. I really enjoyed the perspective this was told from, and your descriptions of the house, really brought me into the moment.



    thanks so much...

    ginga commented on from an angels view


    Dano, certainly a most exquisite holiday poem with wonderful descriptive language. I thoroughly enjoyes the nostalgia and those angels looking upon the scene. ginga

    WordSlinger commented on from an angels view


    Dano, I never want to open a present again with the lights dim thanks man, you ruined my Christmasi foreveri, thanks, lol, j/k, You know I semmed to remember having a bit of a memory of thinking like this a long long time ago, wow, this is a need to the book of dano, thnaks, Happy Holidays, John E

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

    Dano’s Poems (150)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    from an angels view 19
    searching the darkness 10
    a letter from santa 14
    thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
    the depth of... 11
    ive wished 7
    absentee 12
    this is... 13
    a journey into the dark 7
    the cold of november 14
    your voice 12
    the yin to the yang 14
    twisted 9
    autumn 14
    i think it happened again 11
    luna~tic 19
    the darkness 13
    a blinding eclipse 16
    the universe... 18
    the wind of sorrow 14
    my sorrow weeps 16
    where but the dark... 12
    immortal kiss 47
    in a darkened room 17
    our mother 7
    within these flames 12
    nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
    behind wrought iron bars 25
    what i write (part 2) 8
    today 17
    the world in grey 6
    the reality of... 5
    in the shadow of a mountain 6
    nothing will ever be the same 10
    of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
    next to a bed... 18
    but... 15
    at a funeral 12
    seventeen (acrostic) 11
    the fortunate one(s) 7
    what did i do... 24
    ashes to dust 45
    dancing in the moonlight 14
    disempowering the pain 14
    the butterfly 10
    what i write 14
    sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
    the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
    pieces of light 8
    the sad pumpkin &... 9
    my face 12
    for a long time... 14
    (an explination of) distractions 6
    tell me... 6
    the charelston cookie tin 9
    silent self destruction 8
    exposed 13
    the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
    a poem about nothing... 8
    blood bleeds black 7
    dissecting myself 3
    i will be just fine 3
    the stacking of bricks 3
    the complexities of depression... 4
    spirits & ghosts 3
    **random chaos** 2
    bloodlust 3
    ...somethings missing... 2
    15 years... 3
    beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
    **untitled** 2
    the overstuffed closet 3
    the candy dish 2
    anxiety speaks 2
    **untitled** 2
    myself and the light 6
    the fog 2
    fire and tears 3
    cerebral meltdown 3
    sometimes i wish... 1
    drawing strength from a starr... 2
    **untitled** 1
    the flower garden 3
    nature... 1
    reaching out 2
    the dark and the light... 1
    the insistent demon 2
    sorry... 3
    forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
    im so sorry... 3
    **no title... just random thoughts** 1
    to eternity... 2
    winter wind whips... 1
    tired 2
    lucid dream 1
    the rains came... 2
    the mourning light 1
    another jagged pill 1
    i just cant... 1
    burning within 4
    inside of me 1
    projected pain 1
    the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
    panic 2
    the mourning fog 1
    when the fires burn 1
    through the night 1
    shadow casts 0
    a mournful rain 1
    i cant protect me 2
    my comfort place 0
    an echo shifts 1
    the monster 2
    welcome to my life 0
    the past is alive... 1
    ... 1
    standing on the edge 2
    my smile... 1
    anxiety 2
    my reality 0
    another view... 0
    untitled... 0
    jagged pill 2
    in the dark 1
    what to do 1
    how can i... 1
    life... 3
    a crust of pain 1
    keeping me weak... 2
    my dark world 3
    another night of wondering 2
    in the attic 4
    i hold most dear 2
    the me inside of me 2
    another day 1
    dreamed in a dream 2
    a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
    i look... 1
    where my secrets are kept 1
    a mouthful of words 2
    i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
    i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
    standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
    a blinding dark 1
    growing pain 3
    the longest of nights 5
    ... 7