Angel of Light

Listen to the voices in the wind, slurred in drunken song, for years carried along despite
The sounds of a baby crying at night, mimicked by alley cats with claws extracted to fight
Dogs that howl and bark at the drop of a hat, as covers are pulled, up over the head, tight
Trembling with fear, hiding from the dark, it moves at the speed of light.
With eyes closed shut, hearing I, am afraid to see, the monster that surrounds every thought in me
Chilling air, through woolly socks the toes get a bite
Curled up round into a ball and squeeze the wish to disappear with might
That the monster, without a glance in here, passes by tonight
Sleep only comes when Momma says so, sweet dreams my dear, goodnight 
Papa’s gone to sleep, nothing to fear, Angel of Light


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for all the children who have suffered by being unloved by their parents
and to all the parents who love, so much, children never suffer
you are, Angels of Light


11 thoughts on “Angel of Light

  1. Antony, this is heart wrenching for me to read, my heart goes out to you so that you may learn peace in sleep. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the beautiful acknowledgment. Many hugs and much love, Cara

      1. You’re very kind. I wanted to say that every child who did not grow up to be a bitter, abusive adult because of neglectful parents is an angel of light. It takes superhuman strength to rise above that.

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