Patricia Grantham

Veteran Poet - 2,525 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

An Angel Just For Me


As I was walking through the woods on a warm Summer day
Then saw an Angel up ahead as I went along my way
My reaction to this Angel was not borne out of fear
I began to speak softly for I knew that she could hear

She looked at me with eyes of love but did not say a word
Then bowed her head solemnly that told me that she heard
A Heavenly messenger just for me sent from God above
To guide and protect me with an abundant shower of love

We often began to wonder if Angels really do exist
They appear to us in many ways by a hug, kind words or a kiss
When I got to the end of the path she said to me with a smile
I traveled with you along the way and guarded you all the while

The path that I had chosen to take apparently without a care
This was the way I had to go for my Angel was already there
An Angel just for me I said as I headed back for home
Always with me wherever I go and however I choose to roam

Submitted: Friday, March 08, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 02, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 7,109 Points Daniel Brick (1/1/2015 8:01:00 PM)

    This is a delightful poem. It covers so much of life. There is the concept of a guardian angel for each individual.
    There is also the notion that acts of kindness performed by other people are angelic. And why not? Even Hamler, that inveterarte pessimist, had to admit human beings resemble angels - at least part of the time (Oh Ophelia!) Angels play a striking role in modern poetry. In his DUINO ELEGIES Rilke addresses angels frequently, Rafael Alberti has a whole volume devoted to angels and it is stunning! And the Angel Huertebise appears in Cocteau's films as well as his poems. You might want to check my poem THE VISITATION OF ANGELS. I usually don't promote my own poems in these comments but this one is relevant (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mauleen Peart (4/4/2014 6:18:00 AM)

    I really enjoy reading this poem as it helps to solidify my faith in God and his protective power.. Whether or not the writer actual saw an angel is not my concern. I see the writer as a spiritual partner and a sister in Christ letting us all know that in our daily walk we are always accompanied by God's angel.I will never forget how when my son was a baby he fell through the back door a few feet high and landed on the stones below and he was unscathed.I believed the angel of the lord protected him then. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,175 Points Amitava Sur (10/24/2013 12:52:00 AM)

    Truly you took me into a fantasy world with your pleasing flow of words. Very nice to imagine........ had it been like that! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,905 Points Neela Nath (9/9/2013 10:02:00 AM)

    A world of fantasy you created wonderfully.
    The Angel here is the good spirit who guards the innocent soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (9/8/2013 12:48:00 PM)

    Nice diction and cadence. Easy flow of words and thoughts. But did the poet actually see an angel in the woods? ? Poems become very powerful when one writes from one's direct personal experience. Face to face experience of truth infuses a poem's words with magical powers of conviction. Metrical composition is good, although the poet may like to experiment with other forms as well. Poetry is all about freedom - discovering ever new territories of art, content and form.... (Metaphorically the poem can refer to the guiding light one frequently experiences while going through a difficult phase - woods - in life...) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Jodie Hardy (8/28/2013 2:26:00 AM)

    Lovely, your own Angel. I believe we all have angels guarding and protecting us, how wonderful to read of yours. This poem should be up there with 'foot prints in the sand' xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 934 Points Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 8:29:00 PM)

    I believe that there is angel that follow us anywhere we go..we are sharing same thought about this..Applause_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (6/12/2013 4:03:00 PM)

    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    in my opinion hope is over angel.....bravo ma'am a brilliant write indeed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (6/12/2013 4:03:00 PM)

    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    in my opinion hope is over angel.....bravo ma'am a brliiant write indeed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 257 Points Patti Masterman (6/10/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    Your poem has a very good feeling. I think we all need an angel following us all the time.
    Your rhyming is flawless, the kind I can really get into. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,847 Points Valsa George (3/13/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    There is a God sent Angel to guard our way whom we call the guardian angel! ! It can appear before us in any guise, sometimes in the form of a friend, a well wisher, a casual acquaintance or even a total stranger! Enjoyed this lovely write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 179 Points Joseph Anderson (3/11/2013 10:27:00 AM)

    A reverental and inspiring write. I have often felt the presence of some form of guardian guiding
    me on life's journey.. A beautiful walk in the woods (Report) Reply

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