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Poem: Death Touches Love

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Poem Summary

Death touches love is a poem about the angel of death overhearing a prayer asking for a bouquet of roses. She does not understand why anyone would desire a flower we leave on graves. She asks God to help her to understand. Holding a rose in her hand, God lets her feel love for the first time.

"Angels" by Robbie Williams

This poem was inspired by a photo challenge.

However, it appears the photo is copyrighted so I cannot display it for you to see.

It is known as the "Life Blood Card" by Ann Stokes if anyone wants to view it. It is visible online.

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Death Touches Love

The angel of death is bewildered

overhearing a prayer,

desiring a bouquet of roses

from a romantic partner.


She asks God to explain

why a symbol of grief

with thorns that cut,

that make one's heart bleed,

left behind on a loved one's grave

could be someone's desire.


She gazes into the petals of a red rose

the angels placed within her hands

beholding its’ delicate beauty,

sensing a warm, emotional, feeling of pleasure,

embracing her heart with joyful tears falling from her eyes,

feeling passionate love for the first time.

Sarah Mclachlan "In The Arms Of An Angel" "City of Angels Movie"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 29, 2021:

Lora,

Thank you so much!

It's a bit different but I always like a challenge.

Have a great weekend.

Lora Hollings on January 29, 2021:

This is a very moving poem, Brenda. I loved the sensitivity you displayed in your writing!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 29, 2021:

The angel of death touches love

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 19, 2020:

Ruby,

Yes, this is something we remember for the rest of our days.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 19, 2020:

Clive,

I can only hope it is an angel.

I do know that I have felt a presence in a room when a loved one was passing away...I always hoped it was an angel.

Thanks for reading.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on February 19, 2020:

I wonder, is death really an Angel?

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 19, 2020:

This was sad but beautiful. Holding a rose from a loved one's grave is remembered throughout a lifespan.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 19, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you. I always appreciate your kind comments.

Have a lovely day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 19, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

Hope your day is one to remember. Enjoy.

Lorna Lamon on February 19, 2020:

Truly touching Brenda and your words capture that acknowledgement of death and the joy of love within the bouquet of roses. Just lovely.

Rosina S Khan on February 19, 2020:

This poem is different from the ones you write. It is too late by the time the woman feels passionate love. The poem is heart-aching but wonderfully crafted. Thank you, Brenda, for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 18, 2020:

Umesh,

Thank you.

I appreciate your kindness.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 18, 2020:

Good presentation. Touching lines.

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