Angel, trapped in a human body
Feeling the thousand torments of a human soul
Feeling the thousand cuts of a bleeding heart
Yet forced to smile, for angel she was.
Sunsets and birds, seen with human eyes
Whispered words heard with a human ear
Cuts and wounds engraved in a human heart
Make her more human, though angel she was.
Endowed with five senses, a body and hunger pangs
To feel human pain, to feel human joy
To weep with a fellow-being, to laugh open-hearted
Now better she can, angel in a human body.
She wiped tears, she listened patiently
She prayed for goodness endless times
She was soothing balm for bruised egos
Tireless she worked, for angel she was.
The strength to support the fallen
She drew from her wings, such dainty wings
Yes, light as a feather, but strong as steel
Weak she couldn’t be, for angel she was.
Feeding the hungry, loving the love-lorn
Swift as a steed, flying from soul to soul
Like rain upon the parched earth
Never drying up, for angel she was.
But hunger and thirst she feels too
Pain and despair she knows very well
Turmoil and turbulence shake her very being
For angel she is, trapped in a human body.
Searching for other angels, trapped like her
In bodies dense with dark thoughts and emotions
While running about from soul to soul
She pauses a second, eyes sweeping the crowd.
Still searching, for she too needs a warm hug
Tender fingers wiping a flowing tear
Soothing words murmuring solace in her ear
For angel she is, yet trapped in a human body.
Picture courtesy Pinterest Angelspoem- By Lang Leavo