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·Ꮌ· Ꮦ ·Ꮌ· guardian angel {sorta}

“Un Ange” {An Angel} Marianne Stokes

once i was an angel

whose wings were so white

every color could be seen within;

my hair and halo shone gold at night

with lips of  pink and eyes of  blue

i truly was a heavenly sight.

{ ahem…  well,  that’s what i was told. }

one day God spoke to me “I AM SENDING YOU TO EARTH TO BE GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR HUMANITY.  YOU ARE NOT TO INTERFERE!  MERELY SEND ME QUARTER-CENTURY REPORTS.”

“but Lord” said i  “do you really think i’m the right angel for this assignment?  after all,  i have no experience with humans.”  { Peter and i had a thing goin’  on,  you know? }

“TAKE THIS ROSE ~ SO LONG AS IT REMAINS PURE WHITE ALL IS GOING ACCORDING TO MY PLANS.  IF IT TURNS DARK,  I WILL HAVE TO VISIT ANOTHER FLOOD UPON THE EARTH.”

i didn’t even have time to give Peter a proper goodbye.

God sent me down to Earth to keep tabs on

…i mean,  watch over…

the Earth and humans and all ~

time passed quickly for i had much to discover.

one day Peter came to visit but i would have none of  it

feeling he could have come earlier if  he really cared a whit.

“Rose”  said he
looking aghast at me

“it can’t be true…
is that really you?”

“whatever do you mean?”  i queried innocently.

“where once your wings were white
they’re now as dark as night;

“what’s happened to your golden hair?
 i’d suggest a bottle of  Loreal hair dye if  i dare…    ( after all,  you’re worth it! )

“judging by the color of  your halo,  you’ve fallen short.”
{ it was here i couldn’t help but snort! }

“my God,  your reputation will be completely shred
if  you return to Heaven with lips that red!

“pray tell what happened,  my still lovely Rose,
please say that this is not what you chose!”

“it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind

you said i’m lovely so i know you’re not blind ~

aren’t you attracted to my new earthly charms?

don’t you want to take me into your arms?”

shaking his head,  Peter plucked the now-gray rose from my fingers
“when Father hears about this,  you’ll find no refuge!
not on Earth or in Heaven or even in Hell.”

walking away,  i whispered  “après moi le déluge.”

{ after me,  the deluge. }

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there are some absolutely fabulous photographs of  George Harrison in this video as a teenager through The Beatles and beyond  { i love the one where his long hair is in curls at about 2:10 }

“My Sweet Lord”   George Harrison

artwork ~  “An Angel”   Marianne Stokes
{  public domain }  ( click on the image to go to site )

originally posted  30 August 2011

i must share credit {or blame} with two other poets  {they may very well wish i wouldn’t} ~  Coal Black‘s  poem  “the funky angel”   changed the direction i was taking by 180 degrees;  and i must give credit for the exit line  “après moi le déluge”  to Ainsley Allmark  ~ thank you for finding what i could not.

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°»¤«° moondance blue °»¤«°

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take a sleep
ing

pill drink some wine look out your

wind
ow to
night and you may see the

moon
dance

blue

the ¤ Man

in the Moon ¤ holding the ¤ Sun ¤

close spin
ning

round

and round

and
round

the Stars ¤ sigh at their

grace the blue

leaves float

gently out into the Gal ¤
axy

and the ¤ Earth ¤ weeps at be
ing left alone so

Mer ¤
cury

kisses her cheek

as

Venus ¤ and Jup ¤
iter

sing a
cap
pel
la

until ¤ Mars begins

to fiddle and

Sat ¤
urn plays tam

bour
ine

while Nep ¤ tune and Ura ¤
nus

keep the beat

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and poor Plu ¤
to ¤

Ceres ¤

and ¤ Eris ¤

have no
where to

go

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“Moondance”   Neil Elliott Dorval on grand piano

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check out this all-star jam ~ the video may not be great quality but the talent certainly is!
“Moondance”  Van Morrison, Etta James, Santana, George Benson

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originally posted  10 September 2011

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originally  submitted to and inspired by ~

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In Tandem #9
prompt:  the image above  ”moonleaf2
by Jinksy at   In Tandem

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✴ ℭ ✴ the wind doesn’t care ✴ ℭ ✴

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the wind doesn’t care

  but still…    it whispers your name

as if  missing you

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this song is poetry both in the lyrics and the way Hendrix sings it


“The Wind Cries Mary”   Jimi Hendrix  (Original video film)

originally posted  15 February 2010

artwork  ~  “Well by the Winding Road in the Park of Chateau Noir”   Paul Cézanne
{ public domain }

“The Wind Cries Mary”   Jimi Hendrix

lyrics ~

After all the jacks are in their boxes,
And the clouds have all gone to bed,
You can hear Happiness staggering on down the street,
Footprints dressed in red.

And the Wind whispers Mary.

A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life.

Somewhere a Queen is weeping,
Somewhere a King has no wife.

And the Wind it cries Mary.

The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down upon my bed.
The tiny island sags downstream
‘Cause the life it lived is…  is dead.

And the Wind screams Mary.

Will the Wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past,
And with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom
It whispers, “No, this will be the last.”

And the Wind cries Mary.

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Ꮺ i sung of Chaos and Eternal Night Ꮺ

i sung of  Chaos and Eternal Night
within the Eye of  the Hurricane

where up was down
back was forward

and the silence echoed your name

•º•

nothing could tear away
my need for you

in dark
in cold

inside
below

•º•

all sanity gone
all vanity done

all emotions just one
…pain…

dancing
to the song i sung

of  Chaos and Eternal Night

•º•

no end to the night
no end to your spite
no will left to fight

i held the pain close

singing
sweet nothings

to no one

•º•

i sung of  Chaos and Eternal Night

from within the Eye of  the Hurricane

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“Rock You Like A Hurricane”   Scorpions 

originally posted  28 November 2011

image  ~    free animations  from  gifs.net
{ click on image to go to the site }

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°Ꮬ •Ꮼ• Ꮬ° oh, doubt not my love!

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oh,  doubt not my love!

no breath can i  take
without the scent of  you
intoxicating me

no sight can i  see
that i  do not wish
to share with you

no food can i  taste
near so sweet
as your kisses

no touch can i  feel
that makes me tremble
the way your fingertips do

no words can i  hear
more precious
than your pledge of  love

my love for you grows
with each beat of  my heart
my heart
which now belongs to you,  my Love

°Ꮬ •Ꮼ• Ꮬ°

Ꮬ •Ꮼ• Ꮬ

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“I Swear”   All 4 One

dedicated to the one i  love  ~  i swear by the moon and the stars,  baby

artwork ~   “Flower”   Alphonse Mucha
{ public domain }

originally posted  5 April 2014

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