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My Angel

October 27, 2014
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


I believe there are angels.

They live among us,

hiding behind masks

so effective

they fool even the wearer.

These masks aren't pretty

cause life's not easy, 

even for angels.

I know an angel.

The cuts on her legs

make her think she's 

a mistake.

Cause if she weren't,

then why would people hurt her?

They toss around insults

like candy.

They speak in angry tones,

hardly ever kind ones.

They brush her off

like sand.

No one pays attention,

no one really knows.

No one knows the pain she's forced to go through.

But I do.

I see the way they treat her.

I know how it makes her feel.

And it kills me.

She's haunted by demons

night and day.

They torment her.

They scare her.

They push her closer to the edge.

And I see it in her eyes...

alive but dying.

I can see through her eyes...

it's how I see past her mask.

Her eyes say the words 

her lips will not.

They plead for help,

they yearn to be saved

from the darkness

closing in...

too fast...

But what she doesn't see, 

is all the strength she needs

is within her heart already,

hidden behing the mask.

And though she may seem broken,

she's still an angel.

She has a purpose...

something only she can do.

She has her mask to help her,

cause though it seems a burden,

one day it'll lift another's.

I know someday she'll find her wings.

One day she'll understand.

But until then,

I'll be with her,

I'll give her strength,

I'll lift her up.

Cause she's my angel, 

and she always will be.

Until the very end.


The author's comments:

This poem is about one of my closest friends. She truly is an inspiration to me...and I hope that others will be inspired as I have. I think the heart of this poem is the idea that we all have trials. But we have the ability to either let those trials take control of us, or we can turn them around and use them to bless the lives of others. 


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on Nov. 18 2014 at 9:18 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Oh, and I also wanted to mention that your poem "Bleeding Butterfly" really reminded me of this poem. I felt like everything I wasn't able to express in it, you expressed beautifully in your poem, so I wanted to thank you!!

on Nov. 18 2014 at 8:50 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you sooooo much for your comment, Liv! Haha I kept re-reading it because it just made me so happy and I couldn't keep the stupid grin off my face lol. It really really makes my day when someone tells me that my words touched them, and even brought them to tears. Thank you again!!! :)))))

on Nov. 18 2014 at 5:03 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is really inspirational, and it actually made me cry, so BRAVO!!! XD I have always loved comparing people to angels, but I've never been able to compare it just right, and now I don't have to because you wrote something so deep and utterly beautiful that I want to keep reading it over and over again. :) Your flow was really astounding and pleasant, and the message was delicate and full of imagery :) I really really love this. Great job! XD


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