Atop the Angels

January 9, 2010
By abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." - T.S. Eliot


atop the angels
there rests such a division
that lies unseen by mortal eyes

always a follower of Perfection,
Man strives to discern the sight,
but to no avail; he has not the might

and though it be a view too common,
one in sight of prince and pauper alike,
there exist the Blind Ones, who govern this earth
who see not e'en the sight able of mortal eyes
rather, their wishing eyes hope not to fall upon such a scene:
a silence unheard of this side of His paradise,
near forgotten deeds that once spoke of great sacrifice,
ill fated steeds set to take their turn with the dice,
only to be let down by their Rider

He, the Rider, caught between the threshold amist fire and ice-
standing as a soldier in salute, resting midway-
beneath: the ghastly inferno, flame torch of the Lost Souls
above: an icy paradise, to soothe the Fires of this Life

Atop the angels
there rests such a division

so dense the grains of earth
that acknowledge their decision


The author's comments:
This was inspired by my watching Gladiator. Near the end, the character Juba buries several angel-like figurines, and I thought it was very symbolic. Please comment!

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on Jul. 1 2010 at 5:36 pm
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

wow!! this is sooooo powerful and well worded!! great job-really beautiful and thought out! i would love it if you would check out some of my work when you get the chance:)

on Feb. 7 2010 at 12:07 am
abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
19 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." - T.S. Eliot

Thank you! I put a lot of time into writing poetry, so I'm glad you like it- just knowing that people read it makes me want to keep writing!

on Feb. 6 2010 at 12:48 am
forget_me_not SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
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wow. each piece of work by you is more incredible than the one before, it is very sybolic, open for interpretation and understanding. beautiful.


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