The Angel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   "Go to Earth

in search for Happiness.

Then return to me,

and you will be made an angel,"

God spoke to the spirit.

"I have long awaited

this glorious day,

and will return


said the spirit.

The spirit journeyed,

from Heaven to Earth

beginning his quest

for true Happiness.

A farmer was spotted,

trudging through mud.

He dragged a cart,

broken and old.

The spirit said:

"Excuse me, kind sir,

but are you happy?"

"I have seven children,

a dying wife,

and my crops are dead.

I have no place

for Happiness,"

he replied.

The spirit journeyed on.

A mansion was seen

on top of a hill.

The master was approached

by the spirit.

"Pardon me, sir,

but could you tell me

where Happiness lies?"

"Why, here, of course.

I have slaves in here

bidding my wish.

Chefs in the kitchen

preparing my dish.

Guards protect me

night and day.

How could I be happy,

any other way?"

said the master.

But the spirit saw

inside his heart

and instantly knew

that he was not.

For he had no friends

and therefore no love.

So the spirit journeyed on.

A three-legged dog

ran down a street.

The spirit approached

and said:

"Animal, be you happy?"

The dog replied:

"I am missing a leg,

and so I am starving.

It was lost in trap,

set by my master.

I can no longer hunt,

and so I am forgotten.

Happiness has

deserted me."

And so the quest continued.

A girl lay sleeping

under a tree.

And despite her rags,

was pleasantly smiling.

The spirit thought:

Why is this girl

smiling so fondly?

She seems to be poor,

and have no family.

So why does this girl

seem to be happy?

And so the spirit

entered her dream

in search of what

could be possibly be

so enjoyable.

He saw the girl

in a beautiful dress,

surrounded by family

who love her best.

"Here," the girl said,

"I am truly happy."

"Thank you, child,

for you have now given me

my own Happiness,"

the spirit said.

And so the spirit

returned to God,

and triumphantly reported

his quest.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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warriorwritergirl77This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22 at 7:23 am
Wow...this was really beautiful
LifesGood29 said...
Sept. 10, 2015 at 8:11 am
I love this
Kiley D. said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm
amzing.... :)
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