Thursday, December 20, 2012

I'm Not An ... Angel

I'm Not An ... Angel

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

She was shuffling along slowly
I knew each step was filled with pain
She mumbled to herself
As she shuffled along

I watched to see if she was alone
She was a stranger, yet I worried for her
I was there, she didn't know I was
I was ready to help if she needed me

The elderly lady shuffled by me
As I sat at the table, she looked at me
Our eyes met, I smiled softly at her
Her lips began to widen into a smile for me

The feeling of happiness came over me
A warmth filled my heart
All from an elderly woman
As she shuffled past my world ... in her world

Our worlds didn't connect
There was no need for me
I was there, my purpose was a smile
I was rewarded with a smile back

Maybe her purpose there
Was a smile, and she was rewarded
When she smiled at me
Either way, our moment meeting was special

We only connected in a spiritual way
No words were needed
Only our eyes met, our lips smiled
To cause such a beautiful emotion inside

As she shuffled past, I looked at her back
I thought to myself
That could be me some day
I would hope someone would smile, watch for me, too

I said a prayer for her in my mind
I imagined a golden circle of protection around her
To follow her wherever she may go
To keep her safe from harm, protect her always

Imagine if each person did this to every person they saw
Someone would always have the back of the other
We'd all be watching over, protecting the other
Without words, without letting the other know

We'd never be afraid to walk anywhere
Ever again, we'd know we were safe
We would not have to guard our backs
Everyone we passed we could trust with our lives to

On our way, we'd do the same
Watch over, protect everyone we see
Strangers, loved ones alike
Without a word, just be there.. like an angel

I wish I was an living angel
Have the power to save the world
Heal the sick, keep everyone from harm
I would do it all with a smile... as I passed your world, their world...

Alas, I'm not an angel, nor pretend to be
I'm just a human just like you are
My world passes your world on my way
To live my life... just as you do yours

I would jump in to help you if I saw you stumble
I would help you up if you fell
I would hold your hand if you cried
I would care for you, even if you are a stranger

I would cry, have cried for many of you
When something sad, bad has touched your life
My heart feels everything, it's so big
It's known such pain in its time

You are not alone, I am here
I can care for you with my heart
Watch your back, be ready to catch you
If you should fall... I'm not an angel, I just ... care


  1. There are times when people think we are angels. Sometimes people are angels. Angels don't always have wings--sometimes they come in the form of friends. Love, Ms. Nancy

  2. Ms Nancy, I believe you are right. There have been angels in our life, they didn't have wings, but.. they made all the difference in our life. Yes, sometimes ...they come in the form of friends. Love, Gloria