By J Ann Crowder

Angels go before and behind me, I'm told
I’ve never seen them; yet
Only through the eye of my dreams
Where in feeble woes, I yet scream
Upon secret, hidden troves
Searching for snow flower doves and rose gardens
Looking up, as Daniel did, upon burning skins of topaz dressed in purest white linens
Their faces like a precipitous glow
Their voices like concourses of heavenly drums singing in perfect unison
They stare at you with torches in their eyes
These are the angels of God
Their arms gleam wide of bronzed starlight
Bolts of lightning dash from their tongues
Thus at their mere presence would man tremble to earth and devils recoil as hissing snakes into their dark places
I vie for angels bright and gleaming to lead my every step and to travel behind me, steadfastly composing mighty battalions in my favor
For when angels are near, what is fear?
Fear has not hope or home within us then
Fear has not power when we believe there are angels before us and angels behind us, buoying us up
What’s left?
A gentle repose
A prayer
A song
A lasting, faithful hope
God is near

In the Bible Daniel so eloquently describes God's angels. It's the best description of a true angel I've ever found. God also tells us he will send his angels to go before us and behind us. Although, it takes a lot of faith to truly believe we're not alone. Yet, believing what God tells us will cast out all our fears. Easier said than done, for sure. I haven't mastered this kind of faith yet. But, I hope one day I can. Written April 28th, 2016.

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almost 4 years


"And when I (John) had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said unto me, ‘Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God." (Revelation 22:8-9).

Nice poem!

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 4 years

Very good scripture! Thank you.

Charlotte B. Williams
almost 4 years

This is so beautiful , just the fact that you would write about the Angels of God like this shows faith. Love your description, and I am so glad that they watch over us. We need them In this day we're living in.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 4 years

Although I don't always come off deeply religious to people around me I am. Perhaps more evident in my poetry. I agree with you, and God has promised us angels. So long as we are faithful we have nothing to fear in this life. The older I get the more I realize this. though not always easy in practice.

Robert L. Martin
almost 4 years

That is so-o-o-o-o peaceful. There is nothing to fear.

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