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My Dream Angel From Heaven

I saw an angel from Heaven come down,
Fluttering her emerald wings,
On her head she wore a crown,
And on her harp she plucked the strings.

Her dainty feet touched the ground below,
She barely made a sound.
Why was she here? I wanted to know,
As she stood and looked all around.

She folded her wings so neatly together,
And placed her harp by her feet.
She moved towards me, light as a feather
And a smile on her face so sweet.

She took my hand and led me away
Through an opening in the trees,
Where I was, I could not say,
But around me I felt a cool breeze.

I then saw before me, a soft blue haze,
Which seemed to stretch for many miles.
The sight before me held my gaze
As through the mist were children's smiles.

The mist then cleared, I saw children playing,
Laughing and running around,
Hand in hand with each other and swaying
To the music coming up from the ground.

With the angel standing by my side,
I asked her what it all meant,
She told me not to run and hide,
That all of this was Heaven sent.

There will be peace in the world one day
And this vision is how it will be,
Just live your life and hope and pray,
And then one day, you will see.

Suddenly I stirred from my sleep,
The dream so real, the image still there.
I looked around and began to weep,
As I saw the harp lying on my chair.

Submitted: Monday, April 09, 2012

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  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/23/2013 11:46:00 PM)

    It's indeed a wonderful poem longing for peace in this chaotic world of ours! Gillian, your good thought, beautiful presentation of the poem in rhyme and rhythm captures the heart ! NO WONDER your poem has been selected as Member poem of the day! CONGRATS! kEEP IT UP!

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  • Rosmin Elsa Mohan (4/23/2013 10:33:00 PM)

    Its all in our hands..
    To make or break..
    Good write with a strong message...

  • Jayne Davies (4/23/2013 1:29:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem! A lovely read x Well done Gillian!

  • Josephine Collett (4/24/2012 10:51:00 PM)

    Love the symbolism of the harp. Very finely constructed poem, beautiful imagery and strong conclusion - we can make the world what we dream it to be, the music being in our own hands.

  • Besa Dede (4/23/2012 7:22:00 PM)

    Very sweet poem, with a beautiful rhyming structure. Quite an enjoyable write.

  • Mark Sauer (4/23/2012 5:35:00 PM)

    Rhyme, scansion, and a clear idea. I appreciate those things, and hope you eel writing.

  • Manonton Dalan (4/23/2012 3:09:00 PM)

    it's always peaceful in your sleep.

  • Deci Hernandez (4/23/2012 9:44:00 AM)

    beautiful indeed. i liked how it took a turn in the last part, though the rythm was a little off. regardless, there are so many great poems. many of which are written, but few are read. im glad i was able to catch this one. nice.

  • Sharad Juneja (4/23/2012 4:10:00 AM)

    it's beautiful.......very beautiful

  • inco G. Nito (4/9/2012 10:32:00 AM)

    That was beautiful! It sounds as if it describes an actual event!

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