Fly Away Angel

March 21, 2017
By Anonymous

Salty tears and hot wax

mixing with burnt grass

paper lanterns shine


smoke stained cups holding

broken hearts and promises

lonely cries at night


a sad soul fled from 

a battle lost with his life

an angel is born


fly away angel

until your spirit is healed

wings lift you away


loved ones drown in grief

words lost in the hands of time

souls joined together


flames illuminate

light rises to join the stars

in one last prayer


Goodnight dear angel

fly away from your pain

to heavenly peace

The author's comments:

A former classmate commited suicide the year after he graduated from highschool. His friends gathered at night in front of the flagpole and honored him by talking about him in a group. This is the experience and thoughts that went with it. 

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