Tuesday, January 14, 2014

They Would Not Send The Angels To Help Us

they would not send the angels to help us
through a sea of tears and the door is locked 
on alice into the garden floats the little key
lost, lost without her

they would not send the angels to help us

or stay the executions even one more day.
one more day on your bright earth the
one you intended the one you gift-wrapped for us with

starlight brighter than tinsel tenderly

with your little leaves just coming out on
the vines of our houses 
they burned it all down who would not send the

angels to help us

tho chained the angels each to each

and mocked their brilliance.
but you put the rainbow in their wings
in their wings that flew over the seas of ink

the poets died for

dying to say we loved your light Jehovah
they would not send the angels to help us

so You came yourself


mary angela douglas 14 january 2014