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The Fall of an Angel

August 6, 2012
By NitashaS SILVER, Queens Village, New York
NitashaS SILVER, Queens Village, New York
9 articles 3 photos 12 comments

I. CONVICTION
Littered street corners
blend with the falling snow
like ash against skin
Their chants ring in my ears
as the cold air clings
and my skin burns.

II. REALIZATION
Reflection in shattered glass
The distortion shatters
illusion
I have joined them.
These scars shine like
trophies
My voice longs to
join theirs

III. ECSTASY
Arms linked
Instruments of mass elevation
in our hands
voices melting
molding
breaths merging
fire, fire,
burning so
bright.

IV. EVASION
Their shouts crash
against my ears like
rough tides on
weathered shores
Lies slither from their
tongues
trying to cast a spell
on my now open heart
binding
They do not understand
cutting away at my outside
when my inside
had just healed
reformed
Envy must be consuming them
their wings clipped and
bare while mine
sing for the heavens and
can take me there
I run to protect my peace
a refugee in a war
they named, not we.

V. DAMNATION
The sky has never felt
so suffocating
the ground beneath me
so cold
I writhe in agony as
my body screams for
its elixir
robbed of its
serenity it is
sent to rot
in the hell of man's hand
pulled out of paradise
where my brethren
echoed in my soul
and light
flooded
darkness
I have been sentenced
to forever longing
deemed a criminal
lost to the creed
of desire.


The author's comments:
While reading this, I ask you to take this thought along with you:

The angel's fall which is described in this poem has two possible stories, with you, the reader, to decide which you wish to believe.

Was the poem a depiction of a newfound angel having been dragged downwards unjustly into their fall and demise, a tragedy committed on an innocent?

Or was the poem a testament to an angel's spiraling descent into Hell, fallen of their own accord, the once pure becoming tainted by their own desires?

The choice is yours.

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on Aug. 17 2012 at 4:26 am
NitashaS SILVER, Queens Village, New York
9 articles 3 photos 12 comments
Haha it's okay if you're indecisive! I know I was while writing it! Thanks so much for the comment, I'm glad it caught your attention and you think its a great piece of poetry :D

on Aug. 17 2012 at 4:25 am
NitashaS SILVER, Queens Village, New York
9 articles 3 photos 12 comments
Thank you so much! You really did understand my piece, even much more in depth than I thought you would. I've learned once again never to underestimate other writers and readers :) 

on Aug. 16 2012 at 6:26 pm
Nguyenkhanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

This is a good poem indeed, for an angel is innocent at core, but this one, led by desire. It has elements of both, but leaning on the angel's side. Even though she knows some of the consequences, she is led to perform, and it solidifies into a memory- into reality. No one has the right to stumble others, but considering an angel, she carries much more responsibilty than an innocent. This leans more on desire, even though knowing she serves heaven, she becomes infatuated with darkness for more than a second. Thus, crossing the borders, she becomes a double agent- shown in her remorse at the end. Keep working on it! It's worth it. 

on Aug. 16 2012 at 5:07 pm
Flying_Up_High, Montclair, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I think this is a great piece of poetry, with different ways to interpret it. In my opinion I think its a bit of both. The angel did get tainted by its own desires, but didn't know of the consequences that would happen because of it. I'm kinda indecisive so I can't decide which meaning is better...oh well it's still great I can't wait to read your other work!


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