A Broken Country Angel's Sentinel

Entering the gates
I approach another world
one of lonely voices
calling to the ground
to loved ones now departed

tokens, flowers, letters
with messages to God
calling for safe keeping
in another dimension
forever left in place upon the graves

I look around and notice
a lovely figure there, a cherubim
eyes looking up to Heaven
and gleaning white so bright
but alas it’s hands are broken and wings are clipped

the nose is chipped
the base is old
but from it’s face I see
that look that angels have
a precious look, as they watch out for our souls

the face of a guardian
looking at me
a sentinel on watch
keeping safe God’s spirit friends
among the gumtrees in this little country town.

A Broken Country Angel's Sentinel

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

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A poem I wrote with the artwork, now being added to My Writing.

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