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(1959 / USA)

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Angel of Death

In darkness of the night
I spied him in a tree
Sat I froze by the sight
He was looking at me
The summer's heat became a chill
The angel of death at his kill

My heart skipped with the fright
Blinked my eyes to bet'r see
Glanced back with all my might
Parted he my comp'ny
My chest was quickly pounding still
The angel of death at his kill

I did rise and take flight
The fear made me to flee
From darkness into light
To free captivity
Unbinding my soul from his will
The angel of death at his kill

Many years since that night
Gazed I on that braz'n be
Mem'ries of still incite
Fears of my slavery
Existence of him makes me ill
The angel of death at his kill










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Submitted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 31, 2012


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Comments about this poem (Author's Rendition of Psalm 13 by Udiah (witness to Yah) )

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  • Anna Boukna (4/5/2014 10:23:00 AM)

    I love this poem; powerful wordsused there

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  • Daniel Y. (2/7/2014 1:01:00 PM)

    Very good poem. Fear carries one through the poem without breath. I wish there was some realization or personification of the angel's character. I liked this poem, please read some of mine!

  • Salimni Msalimni (1/1/2014 6:51:00 AM)

    please advice me to imrove my english

  • Zac Waugh (12/16/2013 9:31:00 PM)

    Amazing writer I love the word flow.

  • Tony Karas (11/29/2013 4:43:00 AM)

    A powerfully intense write... a 10 for sure.

  • Gloria Gutierrez (7/24/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    It's good has a meaning to me and discribs one things in life if you know it or not

  • Alice Bently (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    I must fight.. I see.. I thank you.. May you guide me and help me grow. I still want to change.. thank you my friend..

  • Sam Smith (6/1/2013 2:54:00 PM)

    i liked it, good life my friend

  • Mickey Yulez (5/23/2013 5:24:00 PM)

    :) . Glad you were able to escape death.

  • Michelle M (3/11/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    the random repetition at the end only takes away from the poem instead of adding more meaning to it

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