A Poem by Anonymous


As the evening breaks its amber silk
An angel's untouched wings
Are ripped from her skin
She hands them to a demon
A white smile ripping apart her beauty

"Take them, and fly."

The demon, her heart flooded
Locks the wings in a chest and turns away
Leaving the keepsake to rot
Her fate is laying away to be destroyed
She will never see her worth

"Why was I given life?"

The morning ghosts whisper into her ears
Telling her of dreams from the past
That have spoken the truth
She knows the demon's bruises and cuts
Will be healed in the end

"You are not a mistake."

She abuses the gifts she pretends to have
And lays her creations to die
In the recesses of a doomed imagination
A life worth nothing but dirt
A demon bleeds herself away

"I am in Hell, where I belong."

The angel watches, her spirit weak
Her wrists chained to her mortality
Mocking her belief in the demon
But still, she believed
She smiled at the demon at that moment

"You will see the truth."

As the demon's soul was stripped bare
Her eyes pooled with burning tears
And she ripped herself apart
Her own hands covered in her blood
A deformed monster at her end

"What is the truth?"

The angel lifts her head
And breaks away from her wingless chains
Holding out her hand to the fallen demon
And unlocks the chest that has been abandoned
To finally bestow to the demon her fate

"The truth will set you free."

Her heart torn apart, she struggles
Her heart blossoming still, she smiles
Takes the wings from the angel
She gives the wings to the demon
Her body dissolving like sand
Reaching out to catch her
And opens her eyes to the sky
And opens her eyes to the sky

To be awoken in her home

© 2011 Anonymous

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


Lovely. I loved this, it tells a story beautifully yet tragically.


Posted 10 Years Ago

This was an amazing, amazing piece! I loved the format

Posted 10 Years Ago

i love the format and the words. Beautiful imagery and words and story.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Whoa.... this was so captivating and mesmerizing!!!! The age old battle between heaven and hell, angels and demons is brought into the spotlight by this poem and if I read the poem right, they seem together in a glorious ending... Awesome writing and beautiful imagery... you never cease to amaze me.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Like others have said, the format is different. Yet it captures me to keep reading more. This poem is intriguing, it really catches my thoughts. I think this is one of the best poems I've read in a while. Your words flowed very naturally, like silk~ I also liked the whole demon-angel thing that you have going on here. I like how the angel doesn't really hate the demon, it seems like the angel is sort of guiding her. Then the last stanza, where she wakes up. That just baffled me! Just attempting to figure this out of a deeper meaning is complicated. I love this whole thing! Great ink!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like this poem. It has amazing detail. I love the imagery. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like them :3

Posted 11 Years Ago

The format is different, but it so works. I really like the whole story within a poem, not just all symbolism and what not.
This is really powerful. I guess this appeals to me because I have tried to write something with angels and demons before. I never was happy with it.
This is truly amazing work! Excellent job. I really felt the emotion in this.

Posted 11 Years Ago

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Wonderful. I love this poem :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

Love the poem and the layout, brilliant poem :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

First Page first
Previous Page prev
Share This
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


27 Reviews
Shelved in 4 Libraries
Added on October 23, 2011
Last Updated on October 23, 2011
Tags: angel, demon, love, death, salvation, friendship



Andover, MN

I was a poet. Sometimes I still am. more..

Toxin Toxin

A Poem by Anonymous

Maniacal Maniacal

A Poem by Anonymous

Despair Despair

A Story by Anonymous

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..

Gemini Gemini

A Poem by Anonymous