Always fighting
My two natures
War within me causes shivers
I can’t hold it
What am I?
A man or beast
A demon or angel
Do angels burn?
Do their wings catch fire?
Mine do
My mind is in torment
It reels from it’s agony
My heart is broken
It’s lying in pieces on the floor
I look up
Who is my tormentor?
A mirror image of my own face
The past self
The present regret
What darkness is in your eyes!
I get off the ground
My bone-wings still on fire
A red halo above my head
And a blue-flame inside my chest
But who are you?
I know your face
My love
Why do you want me?
Look at me, I am fallen
And have further to fall.
Yet she picks me up
My wings cannot grab the air
I can no longer fly with her
I am doomed
And my bane approaches
But she resists my fate
And pulls me to my feet
One kiss
And everything’s alright
My body enveloped in blue flame
Now, I am loved
I have purpose
I have a mandate from the one who sent her
I have the power to love my enemies
To put others before myself
I have the power to do wonders in His Name
And I love her who saved me
Who am I?

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Quote from Dionysius the Areopagite text:

"The name Seraphim clearly indicates their ceaseless and eternal revolution about Divine Principles, their heat and keenness, the exuberance of their intense, perpetual, tireless activity, and their elevative and energetic assimilation of those below, kindling them and firing them to their own heat, and wholly purifying them by a burning and all- consuming flame; and by the unhidden, unquenchable, changeless, radiant and enlightening power, dispelling and destroying the shadows of darkness."

My dear friend you have the perfect name.
Your writings also lay witness to that.
I love reading your work.
You never cease to amaze me.
This was beautiful.

"We are, Each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." -Luciano De Crescenzo

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Times Long Past, and Old Thoughts

I was going back through my old poetry for the first time in several years and stumbled over this one again (of course, I wrote it as my namesake).  Perhaps I'll reinvent it in the future, I never felt that it was finished; more like scrambled thoughts just thrown together.  I've always enjoyed your comments, and occasional critiques (remember Free/Freedom?). Thank you for helping to mold my writings! 



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among the others, 

you have talent,

and creativity like yours,


it catches the eyes.


I find myself doing that often, scanning old posts, trying to fit the pieces back together and I come across the most amazing things within the comments. It truly has been a pleasure knowing you, and everyone else on this site. I am very happy to know that I have inspired and helped you, my friend. <333

"We are, Each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." -Luciano De Crescenzo