The Fall of an Angel

August 6, 2012
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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.

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

Arms linked
Instruments of mass elevation
in our hands
voices melting
breaths merging
fire, fire,
burning so

Their shouts crash
against my ears like
rough tides on
weathered shores
Lies slither from their
trying to cast a spell
on my now open heart
They do not understand
cutting away at my outside
when my inside
had just healed
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.

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
I have been sentenced
to forever longing
deemed a criminal
lost to the creed
of desire.

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Nguyenkhanhtran said...
Aug. 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm
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 mo... (more »)
NitashaS replied...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 4:25 am
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 :) 
Flying_Up_High said...
Aug. 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm
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!
NitashaS replied...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 4:26 am
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
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