what if an angel took hold of your hand? (audio poetry 3:25)

I have noticed in the past few days that angels are everywhere! They have shown up at my back door with food, offered help with my expenses, reached out with Love when I felt disconnected and alone, and spoke to me from journal pages written more than 15 years ago. No matter which way I turn, I am visited by an angelic reference or a whisper or a mention or an image, and my heart is soothed. I revisited this rhyming poem I wrote in 2011, and realized that although someone else had created a charming video featuring my words here, it was clearly time to bring my own voice to this timeless message as well. I also added this painting by French symbolist artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916). Your support of my Work with a donation is always greatly appreciated. Blessings!

“Still Life – The Dream” (1904) by Odilon Redon

What if an angel took hold of your hand
And whispered sweet, “I understand”
Embraced you close and stroked your brow
And murmured soft, “I’ve got you now.”

What if this angel soothed your soul,
Nursed your wounds and scars of old
Polished your heartstrings until they glistened
And gentle said, “Tell me all, I’ll listen.”

Would you drop your walls, set loose your tears
Could you finally face your darkest fears?
Would you sink into surrender fair
And allow yourself some comfort there?
Can you still the chatter, quell the din,
Seek that silent spot that dwells within?

What if an angel said, “I’ll give you the choice –
You can speak your truth now, in your quivering voice,
There’s no need anymore upon others to lean
You can make direct connection without a go-between.”

With the question echoed below, above
How fast, how tall will you stand for Love?
How soon are you able to shed, to peel
To say less I think, and more I feel?
Surrounded by angels, would you dare to swoon
To dance, to sing, by the light of the moon?

What if the angel vowed to stay near
And promised fast, “We are always here”
And shared with you the words you yearned for
The knowings that your heart returned for —

What if an angel, divinely wrought,
Reminded you of everything you once were taught
And what if, as the veil was lifted,
You remembered you are worthy and abundantly gifted.

If every rose in the garden suddenly flowered
Would that presence alone leave you touched and empowered?
What if the angel was the person beside you –
Could you trust enough for your own heart to guide you?
Angels are walking among us wearing quite human faces
Be aware! You will find them in the most unlikely places.

And miracle of miracles, I swear to you this is true:
The most glorious angel you ever meet may turn out to be you.

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