Treasure Island

John Knight

(8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

Thank You for being an Angel


Thank you for being an Angel
That's what the lady had said
Her carrier had split and her fruit and her veg
Had all on the pavement been shed!

Thank you for being an Angel
I smiled as I loaded my sack
Her eggs and her beans - her potatoes and greens
Were all picked up and carefully put back.

Thank you for being an Angel
Her words made me ask what I'd done
I'd only behaved as the gent that I am
Or perhaps like a dutiful son?

Thank you for being an Angel
When I gave him my seat on the bus
I felt that my wings must be showing
Oh why all this bother and fuss?

Thank you for being an Angel
I had taken her dog for a sprint
She had broken her leg on the ski slope
And had it done up in a splint!

Thank you for being an Angel
This time it was said by a boy
I had fixed up his bike with my tool kit
Because it was his pride and his joy!

Thank you for being an Angel
This is what so many say
If you show them some love - if you give them some help
If you teach them to learn how to pray

Thank you for being an Angel
Is this just a phrase that they use?
Are they really aware that God's presence is there
When such heavenly language they use?

Thank you for being an Angel
God uses us all in His will
To help those around us in need and despair
And our lives with His Spirit will fill

Thank you for being an Angel
If you place your faith in the Lord
He will choose you and use you in all sorts of ways
In different parts fo the World.

Thank you for being an Angel
Just smile if that's what they say
You don't need no wings or halos and things
It's just that God used you that day!

There are Spiritaul Angels who dwell in Heaven and are used by God in many different ways. Also my experience has shown me that God can use Spiritual People as his messengers (Angels) to carry out His will in the World. If you are such a person - Thank You for being an Angel!

(John Knight - Colchester - October 2009)

Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2009

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  • John Mcmanus (11/2/2009 1:59:00 PM)

    This is very well done John, you are truly a gifted writer to weave such power and meaning into your words, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Clara Odelia Ciutara (11/1/2009 2:35:00 AM)

    Hi John, thanks for asking me to read your lovely poem. This poem is really touching, you know? This poem is really great that I should give it 10. You described the angel had been sent for you, nice written. (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (10/31/2009 7:06:00 PM)

    Lots of thanks from God's heaven sent to guide and love us always...............Great poem indeed! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Connie Tallada (10/31/2009 5:57:00 AM)

    Thank you for being an Angel
    Just smile if that's what they say
    You don't need no wings or halos and things
    It's just that God used you that day!
    ..i like this lines very much.. (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (10/30/2009 12:08:00 PM)

    You are an angel for writing this John - - and so many kind acts we can do to help angels while we help others on life's way - - this is delightful and thank you 10 from Fay (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (10/29/2009 8:46:00 PM)

    'Thank you for being an Angel
    Just smile if that's what they say
    You don't need no wings or halos and things
    It's just that God used you that day! '
    Lovely thoughts; and random acts of kindness and even not so random acts,
    make the whole world go round in a way that is much nicer for everybody. (Report) Reply

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