Jared Gullage

I Saw A Cloud Like An Angel - Poem by Jared Gullage

I saw a cloud shaped like an angel,
Or maybe it was more like an eagle,
While driving between Opelika and Columbus one morning.
I hoped it was an eagle,
Swooping down, claws opened,
About to catch a trout from somewhere beyond the rooftops.
I hoped it was an eagle
While I watched it fading...fading...fading away.
I hoped it was an eagle and not an angel;
When angels fall to earth,
They don't get back up.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

On my way to my internship in 2009 for teaching in Columbus, GA I really did see a cloud shaped vaguely like an angel. It was slowly descending over the big hills just near the river, and I thought about what if it was an angel falling? I spoke the poem out to myself and struggled to remember it and brought it to work with me. I wrote it down as fast as I could.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

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