Bright Lover and Avenger

Bright Lover and Avenger

A Poem by Michael R. Burch

Bright Lover and Avenger
by Michael R. Burch

for Beth

O, terrible angel,
bright lover and avenger,
full of whimsical light and vile anger;
wild stranger,
seeking the solace of night, or the danger;
pale foreigner,
alien to man, or savior.

Who are you,
seeking consolation and passion
in the same breath,
screaming for pleasure, bereft
of all articles of faith,
finding life
harsher than death?

Grieving angel,
giving more than taking,
how lucky the man
who has found in your love, this―our reclamation;
fallen wren,
you must strive to fly though your heart is shaken;
weary pilgrim,
you must not give up though your feet are aching;
lonely child,
lie here still in my arms; you must soon be waking.

Originally published by mojo risin’ magazine as "Enigma"

Keywords/Tags―Love, Lover, Girl, Woman, Enigma, Enigmatic, Paradox, Paradoxical, Mystery, Mysterious, Riddle, Conundrum, Saint, Angel, Avenger, Strange, Stranger, Alien, Foreigner, Savior, Night, Danger, Consolation, Passion, Pleasure, Faith, Death, Life, Reclamation, Pilgrim, Child

© 2020 Michael R. Burch


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Added on February 10, 2020
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Tags: Love, Lover, Girl, Woman, Enigma, Enigmatic, Paradox, Paradoxical, Mystery, Mysterious, Riddle, Conundrum, Saint, Angel, Avenger, Strange, Stranger, Alien, Foreigner, Savior, Night, Danger