Cannot

Weeping Angel Wings

Weeping Angel Wings (Photo credit: Photo Dean)

I cannot stand
The aching of unfolding wings
Re-structuring my bowing back
The heaviness of astral strings

I cannot bear
The fluttering, heaving, hopeful heart
Beseeching for some kindness here
That sad bereavement may depart

I cannot carry
The pain across my shoulder blades
Perpetual call of seraphim
The yearning for the gentler glades

I cannot count
Dissolving sands across bleak years
The call of faithful to the deaf
The gathering of unshed tears

I cannot take
This duty that here binds my soul
This failing, falling, grieving earth
That devastation swallows whole

I cannot stand
The aching of unfolding wings
The gap between the needs of man
And solace, which it never brings

Β© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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14 Responses to Cannot

  1. timbush222 says:

    A heartfelt gift you give the earth here. Don’t ever feel like you are not doing something. πŸ™‚

  2. yes the gap between the needs of man is huge and we can’t take for granted what they are from one person to another. Well done Helen.

  3. …….. the aching of unfolding wings….

    very powerful imagery Sis xxx

  4. This goes down as one of my favorites Helen wow positively breath-taking, achingly beautiful! Love love love

  5. Exquisite Helen πŸ™‚

  6. Dagenn says:

    I love this. πŸ™‚ ❀ it's amazing.

  7. philipparees says:

    A great nostalgia;the gap between what could be and what is. Do you write as quickly as you read? This was very polished, very clean agony.

    • I do write quickly – and often only one draft of poems, they just kind of come from ‘somewhere’ sometimes – this being one of those type. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!!

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