Landing naked in the gutter she laid still not a sound did she utter.
The pain she felt she did not understand
For it was new to her and not part of God’s plan.
Every inch of her body hurt she was cut, bruised and covered in dirt.
She had never before left heaven’s gate she was scared now of what was to be her fate.
Laying there broken, naked and dirty she wanted to wash she,
Had nothing to hide her shame
And she shivered as blood ran down her tiny frame.
Her eyes began to sting as tears welled up, she could not understand a thing.
Suddenly a gentle hand picked her up, she was scared, rigid and
Every part of her body racked with pain.
She was never more beautiful then at this moment in this vulnerable state,
She wondered again what was to be her fate.
He could not believe his eyes this startled broken creature lying
In his hand all things known to him defies.
This broken angel in his hand , could he help her or was it out of his command.
Gently now he scooped her up she winced and he jumped
Nearly dropping her back into the gutter.
Breathing deep he steadies his hand he is determined not
To damage a lock of her hair, no, not even a strand.
He wanted to keep her,to mend her broken body. Why had he found her, was there a plan?
What ever he decided to do the best he can.
Taking a tissue from his pocket he covered her nakedness, the look in her eyes was pain and thankfulness. H
He took her home and gently bathed her skin.
He whispered so as not to scare her. He asked how and from whence she had come
She said he could not understand and so she could not tell,apart from the fact
That there was a battle and she had seen view from the gates of hell.
He spent days tending her and at her request he prayed for her. He kept her in a shoe box.
His dog investigated her but the dog was gentle with her and let her nestle in it’s fur.
Finally she was healed and told him she must leave she had to make her way back to heaven and that there was no need for him to grieve.
She would always watch over him and help him in any hour of need. She told him he had shown her such care and love , that he had tended to her even ignoring his own need.
So on a moonlit night he drove out to the beach he sat and talked with her until dawn . With tears she told him she could not stay no matter how much he beseeched
Finally as the sun was rising in the sky he gently kissed the angel and watched her as heavenward she did fly. Remember she called down to him I shall always be grateful and we shall meet again when you die