Lynette Dias Gouveia

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Fatuous Angel! - Poem by Lynette Dias Gouveia

So sweet; so innocent, the child of heaven
Fallen into revulsion, called Earth
Calling out to the depraved to love
And be loved

Innocent child; you are a fatuous Angel
An Angel, who should have come
Long before the conception of aversion
You could have saved the lives
of the fools that have forsaken and
destroyed what was built for them

Angel Child, can you save the fallen world now?
I think not!
You have come much too late
Our salvation is lost!
Our hopes are dissolved in desolation

I was once a believer, Angel Child
But now I do not know what to believe in
I do not feel
And I fear I have lost myself
I envision that tomorrow will bring yet more sorrow
Why have you come now
when life has lost its continuum

I once dreamt of peace, purity, concord, entente
Now I dream of madness!
Madness that has invaded this world
Madness that dwells on war, violence, antipathy, perversion
And so on

I hate the way we die in bloodshed
On what was once the Promised Land
Is it a test that God is showering on us
to consummation

Ha! I laugh at you, because you finally made me doubt
And hope once more
Hope for change!
Hope for salvation!

Angel you give hope and abandon us
And leave us to the wrath of humanity
Don’t do this to me!
Not now; not ever
Go away and leave me alone

Change the world Angel; and I will venerate you!



January 1998 – ©Copyright Lynette Dias-Gouveia


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  • (6/6/2007 4:15:00 AM)

    hello, i really loved this: the frustration and the helplessness, all contained in this piece of writing. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/6/2007 4:15:00 AM)

    hello, i really loved this: the frustration and the helplessness, all contained in this piece of writing. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/30/2005 6:19:00 PM)

    I liked this a lot. it tells a lot about the cruel world we live in and the loss of hope. Great write!
    HBH
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  • (4/9/2005 11:16:00 AM)

    Hi Lynette...wow...this is very well done...very powerful...I felt very much the frustration you have proclaimed here...you have a very precise and neat style in this poem...very well done...

    Lare
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  • (4/9/2005 9:04:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem very much Lynette. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/9/2005 8:54:00 AM)

    This is a great poem! Gee, I was siting at the adge of my seat. It is so well done and says so much and it is all sad but true.
    Thank you.
    H
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 30, 2010


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