Angels and Rags

January 10, 2011
By , St. Joseph, MI
I have seen rags slowly turn into angels

I have seen them molded in to the goodness

their dirt washed away by a simple belief in divinity.

the dirt of empty and shrewdness

I have seen through the masks of liars

who live in the worlds they have built of foam

I have seen angels die and arise to heaven

in the fondness of my memory.

I have heard words preached of tolerance

of decency above all

even they, like me, would all agree,

There has been almost none at all

I have seen preachers be the ones

who need to simply listen.

I have seen people ask for knowledge of things

where knowledge had already been given,

And unto now I have seen angels turn to rags

their wings dirtied with the muck of this world

there hands and feet were bound, there mouths gagged.

And in all this I cry for them,

they each in turn commit a treason,

to themselves, the world, or a belief complete.

"only one mouth, but two ears the reason."

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lilmartz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 10:17 am
This is incredibly good! No really, this is amazing! Everything you said in this poem was perfect, and I loved reading every bit of it. Great work :) You are such a good writer.
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