When touched by an Angel

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Unable to live in guilt and fear;
We yearn for love that much is clear.
Love is such arrives unnoticed;
To give us pleasure its only motive.

Unable to live alone in pain;
Love uplifts so we may gain.
It makes the heart go warm and soft;
In love our deepest of qualms are lost.

Love enables our soul to live;
In time we learn to trust – forgive
Our heart it sings a thousand songs;
Distinguish between the rights and wrongs.

We dance in love – embrace its light
Though lie awake in hours of night.
Love dares one to be wild and brave;
And long for all we wish and crave.

So strive to hear wherever you are;
Perhaps store love inside your jar.
Mortals in all their wisdom agree;
Love is bound to set them free.


Photo credits:Β www.turnbacktogod.com

An Β attempt to expand to Maya Angelou’s poem “Touched by an Angel.”

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub


32 Replies to “When touched by an Angel”

  1. Very moving and so true. We need God’s love if we are going to make it. This respects Maya Angelou’s work too

    1. Hello Pleasant Street,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚

  2. Very nice job; the touches of Maya are sweet & authentic. I love the image header as well, ANGELS IN AMERICA is an incredibly powerful play & film & sentiment. At first I thought you might be responding to the play, but Maya is stirring enough as a catalyst. As the Beatles said: Love is all we need.

  3. Love certainly does enable our soul to live! Without it we would whither away. I am a great fan of Maya Angelou’s poetry also, but though I enjoy her writing I would not say that she is a poet who inspires mine.

  4. I admire this line: Our heart it sings a thousand songs;

    And specially love the ending verses Sanaa ~ A lovely response to one of my (many) favorite poets ~

  5. I like the idea of putting love in a jar to be able to use perhaps when we are low and feeling alone. Lovely as always, Sanaa.

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