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Fallen Angel
Crawling in my forlorn appearance
I hide my soul behind these tattered wings
Tattered and broken as they are
Plucked of light, stained in tears and blood.

In quiet despair upon the cold earth
Smeared in dirt I crouch upon my weary knees
And clutched timidly between my fingers
Rests one last jewel of Hope.

A single unblemished plume plucked
From the silver light of dawn
A feathered ray of light from beyond
To illuminate the void that has me bound.

This precious barb of silk
Once lost as I was and forgotten
Blazes now to immerse me in radiant bliss
To wash away the pain, draw me from the abyss.

So now I fade away…
My tender flesh removed
My shattered wings released
My inner light unsheathed… escapes.

(c)2004 Joseph Palladino
an angel who turned from the light now embraces it in death

The amazing photomanipulation [link] above is by :icondarksidegoddess: and she was more than kind enough to let me use it as a preview.



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Xx-FaLLenAngel-x Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  New member Student General Artist
<3 i cant even respond
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Firedragon01 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I simply have no word to describe the beauty of this poem.
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JayCookie1997 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: SO BEAUTIFUL!!~
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i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
that is a beautiful poem and i don't mind if it cliche :)
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Vuittonangel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This reminds me of a character out of a book I read he was called patch
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chocochillibabe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it has a kind of sad beauty about it
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