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Lulu and the Archangel: a Supernatural Love Poem

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.


Lulu and the Archangel

Two figures stood within the night
As rain fell down in sheets.
Their love was once, but now in ruins,
Like leaves dropped from a tree.

She cried, "Please stop, you're hurting me!"
He ignored her muffled plea.
The demon grabbed her rain soaked dress
And ripped it from her soul.

He placed one hand upon her head
And forced her to her knees.
With belt released, he tied her hands,
His fist entwined her hair.

Unrestrained his weapon rose,
He thrust it t'ward her mouth.
She screamed, "No, no, please let me go!"
He struck a stinging blow.

Suddenly, the lightning struck,
A clap of thunder rang.
From out the heavens, through the storm
The avenging angel flew.

He struck the man a mortal blow,
Then took her in his arms.
His mighty wings encircled her,
protecting her from harm.

They flew out from the raging storm,
To a starry, moonlit place.
She gazed into his loving eyes,
As he gently stroked her face.

She asked, "My saviour, what's your name?"
"Archangel Gabriel,
I've been appointed to protect,
And guard my love, from hell."

Lulu nestled in his arms,
They melted into one.
Beneath his wings, now safe and warm
She met the rising sun.


On wakening she was all alone,
She thought it was a dream.
But as her eyes fell to her breast,
A feather could be seen.

She cried, "My love, why did you go?"
A voice boomed from above
"Cherished One, I had to leave,
The earth is not my home."

"My love for you is heavenly,
I'll watch your every move.
A million stars that shine above
Display my love for you."

"But when your heart is aching
Or hardships block your path,
Just call to me My Darling,
I'll come so very fast."

Now every time she sheds a tear,
Or dangers come her way,
She holds the feather to her heart
And gazes at the sky.

Without delay, the lightning strikes,
The thunderous heavens roar,
The mighty angel plummets down
To hold his Love, once more.


© 2014 John Hansen


John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on January 30, 2020:

Thank you for reading this Karen. This is one of my older poems. Glad you enjoyed it.

Karen A Szklany from New England on January 30, 2020:

Wow. Lovely & amazing poem & article about guardian angels.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on January 02, 2020:

Thank you so much Shyron. Blessings to you.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 02, 2020:

Oh, that is so awesome John.

Blessings always John

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on October 23, 2018:

Thank you very much Gilbert. I appteciate your comment.

Gilbert Arevalo from Hacienda Heights, California on October 22, 2018:

John, I loved the poem, great imagery and you included beautiful paintings to illustrate your ideas.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on December 21, 2015:

You are too kind Surabhi. Saying it should be available in books for students of Shakespeare to read is the ultimate compliment. This was originally published in one of my earliest hubs.

Surabhi Kaura on December 21, 2015:

Whoaa!!! What a lofty story-like romantic masterpiece here! I feel like this poem of yours should be published in books and students reading Shakespeare must read this poem of yours. It’s beyond compare… it’s just so lovely! A human Angel, who is protecting his love, and always watching her from the sky… so cute! It rhymes so heavenly, and the pictures also suit the mood. Hats off, Jodah. You are indeed very talented, and of course, an inspirational figure :)

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 28, 2014:

It must have been hard for you Jean, losing your husband recently and you need to grieve and let your emotions flow. People never know how to act or what to say. I wrote a poem called "Please, don't say sorry" about that exact thing. Thank you for reading this and I am glad it touched you. I hope you don't leave HP, it is the best community, whether you make much money here or not. Plagerism is becoming a problem everywhere, I guess we just have to live with.

Jean Bakula from New Jersey on July 28, 2014:

It could be me. My husband of 34 yrs. (Taurus) passed on suddenly in January, and I cry a lot lately. They say tears are cleansing. I've been trying to write a hub about how you can help grieving people, because so many people try, but do really weird things. I understand if they are friends, they are grieving too. But I'm still too close to it, and think I should stick to something less close to home.

I also haven't written here for a while because of the plagerism, though I still make some money on the old stuff I wrote. I tried all the other sites, Wizzley was supposed to be the "next, great, thing" when it came out, but I never made a dime there. I still think HP is the best site. I probably will come back.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 27, 2014:

Thank you Jean.mMy poems have been making a lot of people cry lately.

Jean Bakula from New Jersey on July 27, 2014:

That was simply beautiful. I have tears in my eyes.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 30, 2014:

Hi Raine, the greatest gift a writer can receive is the knowledge that their writing (no matter what it's form) touched someone, resurrected a pleasant memory, or had a positive effect on their lives. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story about your dream of an angel and waking to a perfect feather...it makes this poem seem even more real. I thank you also for your kind words and encouragement.

Raine Law Yuen from Cape Town on June 30, 2014:

awesome. I came to your site after the wonderful comment you placed on my hub. Now I am even more inspired to have such a positive comment from a prolific writer and poet. I know I made the right choice or should I say guided by my guides to HP. The feather graphic takes me back many years ago when I was at a crossroads in my life and didn't know where to turn. I had such a strange dream that seamed so real of an angel visiting me and when I awoke there was a perfect feather lying next to my bed. As if to say - 'All will be OK'. Soon after I embarked on a career path that lasted the next fifteen years and bought much reward to my life. I am glad that you have acted on your writing gifts - I'm sure it was meant to be - to give joy and inspiration to the world.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 24, 2014:

Thank you Anna, I appreciate your positive comment. Thank you for reading this poem.

Anna Haven from Scotland on June 24, 2014:

Great work Jodah. The juxtapostion of the danger and then the serenity worked really well. An epic tale told with a lot of skill and impact.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 17, 2014:

Thanks for that comment Frank. It means a lot.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 16, 2014:

Jodah, simply amazing.... :)

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 14, 2014:

Thank you Devika, you always leave great comments too.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 14, 2014:

You have such beautiful photos and your strong words give a sense of greatness in this poem.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 13, 2014:

Travmaj, I wasn't sure how that stanza would be received, but it doesn't seem to have detracted from the appeal. I am sure there is a tale in Greek mythology somewhere similar but couldn't tell you offhand. Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the great comment, and vote up.

travmaj from australia on June 13, 2014:

Wow, this is powerful, the fourth stanza really agonising. I'm thinking this is a kind of modern take on a classic tale. Most interesting and intriguing and the images are perfect to illustrate the words. Voting and thank you.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Thanks for reading Dana, for your kind comment, and the vote up. I couldn't ask for more.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on June 12, 2014:

Beautiful love story, creatively written...voted up!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Thanks Jo, glad you enjoyed. Finding the right accompanying pictures is a big part of making your writing appeal I think. I try my best.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

MsDora, thank you for the generous acknowledgement. I am so glad you found this hub exciting and inspiring. Comments like this are so encouraging.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Hi Pamela, you are the second person who said this poem gave them goose bumps, so that's saying something. Thanks you for your kind words, vote up and share. Much appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Thanks for reading Word55, so glad you enjoyed this poem.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Nellieanna, I am so glad the story of this poem touched you and gave you enjoyment. Yes, I agree with you about "the city of angel"..a heart wrenching movie that I could never get out of my mind. That's why I chose the Sarah McLachlan song. The video,is quite freaky isn't it? Thanks for your support for reading and your kind comment.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Thanks Flourish, your comment is always greatly appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Thank you Mari, that says it all :)

Joe from north miami FL on June 12, 2014:

Very good poem. Your words a very powerful and the poetry comes to life. I love the pictures, they go well with the literature.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 12, 2014:

Jodah, the poem is breathtaking. My heart is screaming with excitement at the thought of Gabriel coming to the woman's rescue. Then before I could recover, this other story! Mightily inspiring! Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 12, 2014:

Oh my gosh - This poem gave me goosebumps. It is so beautiful and creative. You deserve the utmost praise. Voted it awesome, beautiful and shared of course.

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on June 12, 2014:

Hey Jodah, Very creative work of art. I enjoyed the adventure. Keep up the great work.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on June 12, 2014:

I was moved and saddened as I began this poetic account of an 'almost' tragic, horrible attack. Then, like an angel to the rescue, - came Gabriel, the Archangel, to reduce the almost-victim from her attacker's clutches. The sweetness of it all, - and the feather to remind and comfort her, - what magnificent drama of faith!. I love it. I loved "The City of Angels" when I saw it years ago. A perfect accompaniment, with the lovely song by Sarah Mclachlan. Yes!-

AND - the video of the near-accident and the 'man' who was just standing there in a somewhat unlikely place and relaxed manner, and then wasn't there, as the accident was averted! wow!

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 12, 2014:

What a wonderful poem. Very well done, John!

dragonflycolor on June 12, 2014:

Loved it.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Shauna, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Wayne, glad you liked that line..lol. Thanks for your kind comment.

Wayne Barrett from Clearwater Florida on June 12, 2014:

A feather on her breast. Wonderful work, Jodah.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 12, 2014:

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Hi Dear Kim,

What can I say? It's comments like these that humble me. I write from the heart and am just glad it comes through in my writing. So glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for sharing :)

ocfireflies from North Carolina on June 12, 2014:

Dear Sweet Jodah,

This poem is another indicator of your amazing talent. Right off, you present a scene of such intensity, and then to go on and bring a terrifying moment into a safe and beautiful realm so effortlessly again demonstrates your awesome writing. Voted Up and definitely Shared.

Great work my dear friend.



John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2014:

Chitrangada, thank you for reading and for your generous comment. I am pleased that you found this fairy tale like and enjoyed it. Thank you for the vote up and share.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 12, 2014:

Beautiful composition! It seemed to me as if I am going through a fairy tale--so heavenly!

Amazing pictures and the video adds more interest to the poem.

Awesome and interesting hub! Voted up and shared on HP!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Wow, nighthag! That's a tremendous comment. I get goosebumps if I see/hear an amazing performance of a song on The Voice, XFactor etc, so my poem giving you goosebumps has a special meaning for me. Thank you for your kind words.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

I am blown away by the comments I'm receiving for this poem.

Faith, thank you for your awesome comment. I am also convinced that there are guardian angels watching over us. I have had too many calls that myself or family have miraculously escaped to believe otherwise. The video was great too, thanks.

K.A.E Grove from Australia on June 11, 2014:

simply lovely!

this was a beautiful loving poem that gave me goosebumps to read, a wonderfully spun tale timed perfectly in the rhythm of rhyme

a piece to treasure for a long time... thank you

Faith Reaper from southern USA on June 11, 2014:

Beyond awesome, Jodah ... so beautifully and powerfully written! I truly believe in guardian angels and was protected in my travels without a shadow of a doubt and many times throughout my life. Thank you for sharing that video too.

Voted up ++++ and sharing everywhere

Blessings always

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thank you for your generous comment teaches12345. I am glad you enjoyed the poem and the video. I saw some amazing videos of angels when I was looking on Youtube.

Dianna Mendez on June 11, 2014:

Your poem is powerful and passionate. Your video is awesome. I have heard of angels appearing to help someone and then vanishing suddenly. Thanks for sharing!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Sorry to make you cry Shyron, but I am so glad you enjoyed this poem and it effected you that much. Thank you for sharing and pinning on "Amazing Hub Pages".

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thank you Jo. This poem means a lot to me and I really appreciate such a wonderful comment.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thanks Kevin. Nice pun too..lol. Glad you enjoyed this, and appreciate the vote up and share as always.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thank you for reading Ruby, and leaving such a lovely comment.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thanks so much Jackie. I just love to melt hearts...haha.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thanks Bill, I needed to publish a good hub. My score has been dropping lately and I haven't been quite as active as normal. Anyway, I really appreciate your encouraging comment.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Hi Maria(marcoujor). Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. This poem is special to me and it means a lot that you enjoyed it.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 11, 2014:

John, no one could beat this, I am moved to tears, that makes it hard to type. I love this so much.

Voted up, Amazing, Beautiful and Interesting, shared and pinned to Amazing HubPages (The group board created by Brett Tesol)

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on June 11, 2014:

John, incredible hub! Your poem is just awesome you've surpassed your self here, your writing is superb and imaginative, well done.

The Examiner-1 on June 11, 2014:

That was impressive and graceful John. It was out of this world (no pun intended). The pictures really stood out. It definitely gets voted up and shared.


Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 11, 2014:

John this is amazing poetry. The pictures are beautiful...This reminds me of Frank's poetry challenge. Love your creativity...

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on June 11, 2014:

Wow on the video but of course the poem is the best part. Heart melting as always! ^

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 11, 2014:

Wow, that was powerful and beautiful all rolled up into one. Great work, John!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on June 11, 2014:

Standing alone, your poem left me spellbound. It is timeless, comforting and lyrical.

Combined with the powerful photography, beautiful song selection, dandelion quotation and miraculous YouTube, this is a masterpiece, Jodah!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thank you for reading this poem Trisha and for that incredible comment. I really appreciate and you sharing it.

Trisha Roberts from Rensselaer, New York on June 11, 2014:

This....Just blew me away! Very beautiful. I loved it! Completely shared it!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2014:

Thank you Jamie. If any of my poems bring a smile to a reader's face I judge them to be a success. Much appreciated.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on June 11, 2014:

Awesome Jodah, you brought a smile to my face with this incredible poem of Epic proportions. Jamie

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