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Angels At Play: Poetry

I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

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If you gaze at the heavens and watch the clouds roll by, sometimes you see angels at play.

As I lay on my couch and watch the clouds roll by

I am mesmerized by the beauty in the heavenly sky

The clouds swaying as they float away

Then I look deeper in the abyss and see a beautiful display

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Angels dancing at a waterfall, throwing kisses, laughing and having a ball

It seems they are aware of my presence, and I hear them call


" Hello Ruby, this is your day

To see we angels as we play

The waterfall is so precious and it allows us to play like children again

We weave in and out and toss water into the whispering wind

Please come back to see us as we gleefully play

We'll be here to dance for you another fun filled day. "


Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on February 29, 2020:

I still couldn't sign in, but that's ok. I used to live on FB, then I lost my son with cancer and he's still all over FB. It still hurts too much to go there. It has only been a year. Thank you for posting my poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 29, 2020:

Ruby,

No problem. I just wanted you to know where I shared it to. You can probably see that much without signing on. I am not sure.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on February 29, 2020:

Hi Brenda. I have trouble signing in to FB since changing my name, but I'll try, Thanks for doing this.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 28, 2020:

Ruby,

I posted this one in poets with a voice.

Here is the link

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/118...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 25, 2020:

Hello Harish. I am so happy that you like my poetry. I love thinking and writing about angles. Your comment is really appreciated. Thank you.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on January 24, 2020:

A poet not only creates beauty out of chaos but out of her dreams and visions also, she comes up with wonderful creations. All this for giving joy to the world and to herself. I love reading this lovely soothing poem.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 04, 2020:

Hello Mark. Thank you for kind words. Some days are better than others. I think we all could be more open and receptive. I admire your honesty. Peace.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 04, 2020:

Hello Paula, sorry about that. I thought you had already moved. My fingers are crossed. Happy New Year my friend.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on January 03, 2020:

People like you, Ruby, have a talent for seeing angels because you’re so open and receptive. I have a lot of work to do in that regard.

Suzie from Carson City on January 03, 2020:

Ruby....Correction honey...."In process" of downsizing and then moving! I am so eager for it all to happen. Real Estate moves a bit slower at this time of year here in WNY...for obvious reasons. Come Spring, my hope is I have a sale. Keep your fingers crossed for me! And thank you for being MY friend! You're a sweet woman!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 03, 2020:

Hello Paula. I am always so glad to see you. You inspire me with your upbeat attitude and kind comments. I know you've downsized and moved into a smaller place. I hope you are happy, and your muse inspires you to write something beautiful. Thank you for being my friend. Hugs

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 03, 2020:

Hello Audrey. I have always loved angels, and I have always felt that I have a guardian angel. Since Jackie's death I think about angels more and more. I like to think they play and are having fun. Your comment means so very much to me. Thank you. We do share a hurt that lingers. The only way I can get relief is knowing he is pain-free now. The cancer took his hearing, speech and ability to walk. It started on his back, a small lump that the Dr. removed and said that he got it all, then it came back with a vengeance, traveling to his brain. I think of you too. You inspire me. Your last poetry blew me away. Thank you for being my friend.

Suzie from Carson City on January 03, 2020:

Ruby, girl.....Your Poetry never fails to move and inspire....What a magnificent waterfall! Lee Ann's song is a very special one from the past that always makes me smile & cry at the same time.

A great start into the New Year! Peace, Paula

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 02, 2020:

When I need to be uplifted, I run to your poetry. Every day is a miracle, a gift given freely to all of us. I love clouds so much...I can't take my eyes off of each one.

Thank you, dear Ruby, for sharing your beautiful gift. I believe in Angels and I believe in you.

May your precious heart heal, a little at a time. I think of you each day.

Hugs,

Audrey

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 29, 2019:

Hello Devika, So happy you liked this. It seems that we all gazed in the heavens and saw angels and all kinds of heavenly images. Wasn't it fun? Thank you for sharing memories.

Devika Primic on December 28, 2019:

A great trip down memory lane from childhood days and with an open mind of imagination. Often i looked up in the sky had this wild imagery in mind. Loved it!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 27, 2019:

Hello Umesh, good to see you. Thanks for coming to read my whimsical piece on angels.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 27, 2019:

Hello Shaloo, so happy that you could envision the angels. Thank you much.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 26, 2019:

Creative and imaginative. Thanks for posting.

Shaloo Walia from India on December 26, 2019:

This is a beautiful poem with such vivid imagery. I could visualize the angels playing at the waterfall.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:

Hello again Shauna. I hope your muse inspires you to write a beautiful story or poetry. I will be watching. Cheers..

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 26, 2019:

Ruby, I'm afraid my muse has been on hiatus. She came out a few times this year, which is a sign that she's not completely hibernating! Hopefully, she'll be inspired soon.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:

Hello Shauna. Wasn't it sweet of them to invite me to their fun time? A day without some kind of fun is a dull day. So happy you came to read and comment. BTW I miss your writing!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:

Hello Nithya. So happy you could see the angels as you read this whimsical piece. Thanks so much for coming to read and comment.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:

Hello Mananita. I'm so glad you watched the video. Like you, I believe we should dance and be happy while on this earth. Thank you for the beautiful card. Take care. I hope your sister is better. God's blessing to you and family.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:

Hello Mar, always so good to see you. We all need to be reminded that we were once children and loved to make believe. The thought of angels playing and dancing intrigued me enough to write this fun piece. so glad you liked it. Hugs.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 26, 2019:

Ruby, this poem is delightful! Even angels need play time, right? You're blessed to have been invited to share in their fun.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:

Hello Peggy, I have always gazed al the clouds too, When I was a child I could see kittens, doggies even Jesus; Thanks for coming to read this fun write.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 25, 2019:

Hello Brenda, I'm happy to know that you like to watch the clouds too, if you gaze deeply you can see many things. Thanks for coming to see me.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 24, 2019:

Hello Bill. I'm happy this made you smile. Thank you much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 24, 2019:

Hello Genna, I'm so glad I was able to lift your spirit, as always, I appreciate your comments. Hugs

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 24, 2019:

Hello Clive. I did and had a ball writing this piece of fantasy. Thank you...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 24, 2019:

Hello John, so glad you liked this, and happy it made you feel good. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 24, 2019:

Hello James. Can you imagine angels playing at a waterfall? I love the idea! Thank you..

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 24, 2019:

Beautiful, lovely poem. I used to love watching clouds and discovering shapes in my childhood days. I could see the lovely angels through your poem.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 23, 2019:

Hello Pamela, so glad you liked this piece of fantasy. I like to think the angels are playful and carefree. Thank you.

manatita44 from london on December 23, 2019:

Innocent and charming, as it should be at this time of year. I even loved your video, too. 'Don't take one single breath for granted.'

so much like the Christ asking us to make hay while the sun shines, as tomorrow is not ours. Being like the lilies of the field is so important … nay, crucial!

Thank you so much! Merry Christmas, Ruby. Thank you for a most beautiful Card!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on December 23, 2019:

You bring out the "little girl" in me with this whimsical and sweet piece of poetry, dear Ruby. Thank you for the memories and smiles.

Merry, peaceful Christmas to you, my friend.

Hugs, mar

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 22, 2019:

Hello Devika. I have always loved angels, and the thought of them playing makes me happy. So glad you liked this. thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 22, 2019:

This poetry was delightful to read. It brought me back to my childhood days when we would lay on the grass looking up at the clouds and describe what we saw in them.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 22, 2019:

Ruby,

I love this!

I often watch the clouds and it does seem like one can see the heavens.

I always picture things in the clouds. Maybe I have seen the angels play.

Great write.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 22, 2019:

I love the images you see in clouds...love the whole idea of this poetry....it fills me with happiness and I'm smiling broadly right now. :) Thank you for that, my friend.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on December 22, 2019:

This is lovely! And what a pleasure to read. One of my favorite lines:

"We weave in and out and toss water into the whispering wind..."

Thank you dear Ruby for helping to lift the spirit of the day. Love your poetry. :-)

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 21, 2019:

So Ruby...did you go play?

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 21, 2019:

Hello Crezyl. So happy you liked this piece. I really was laying on my couch and looked at the clouds, the movement gave me this poem. Thank you for coming by, reading and commenting. I appreciate you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 21, 2019:

Hello Laura, funny how visions materialize when you look at clouds. I love the thought that angels enjoy life, dance and play. So happy you stopped and read my poetic angel poem. Thank you so much.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 21, 2019:

Thank you for sharing this delightful poem, Ruby. It uplifts and makes one feel good reading it.

James C Moore from The Great Midwest on December 21, 2019:

Angels at play. That's quite the visual.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 21, 2019:

This is a beautiul poem Ruby. I also love looking at the unique, beautiful clouds in the sky and angels are always a lovely thought.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 21, 2019:

A beautiful insight of life in our imaginations and angels are good thoughts to anyone's day.

Crezyl from Philippines on December 21, 2019:

A lovely poem Ruby. Skies are best in all aspects. ❤ And angels! How I love this thought. Great piece ❤

Lora Hollings on December 21, 2019:

This is a beautifully written poem, Ruby. It is rich with vivid imagery and for me, it recalls the days of childhood when I would see lovely images in the clouds of a magic kingdom and angels, too. I would imagine all these lovely visions coming to life and inviting me to play! Your poem expresses such a feeling of joy and peace. I think if we all stepped back and looked at the sky a little more, we would see just how beautiful it is. An invitation to be free of worries and to dance with angels. We should never lose our sense of wonder! How true. Thanks for sharing.