Wingless Angels


A kind smile from a stranger

The laugh of a carefree child

The eyes that seek out danger

As we traverse the wild


The helping hand when needed

The water that quenches thirst

The good advice well-heeded

As someone puts us first


The loving word of friend

That whisper in our ear

The kindness that so mends

And holds back worried fear


The sympathies when we lose

The hands that lift us high

The friendships that we choose

Who encourage us to try


Heavenly spirits loving well

Gift us these little things

For not every earthly angel

Wears a set of wings


25 Responses to “Wingless Angels”
  1. SRIKANTH says:

    Beautifully written πŸ‘πŸ€

  2. beth says:

    so poignant – these people make all the difference

  3. Good morning Brad. Such a beautifully written piece. I bask in its beauty and I cringe at the warning. That finale…
    Have a fabulous weekend my dear friend 🌹

  4. You’re right. Not every earthly creature wears wings. But through their acts, they show that not every angel needs wings. Beautifully written, Brad.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Lovely as usual Brad. I love angels and believe they show up often in our lives sometimes people just don’t see them for what they are. This is so full of love, tenderness and hope. Beautiful Brad. Have an amazing day my kind and treasured friend. πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈlove Joni

  6. Jim Borden says:

    we could all use more angels…

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    What an uplifting piece! I feel so sorry for those who don’t feel this sense of support.

  8. kristianw84 says:

    So beautiful & inspiring, dear Brad! ❀

  9. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    So right you are, I’ve seen many angels on this earth and none with wings…Beautiful poem, filled with the best things of our reality.

  10. Harley Reborn says:

    So very lovely

  11. This is amazing writing. Good deeds, light or the heavenly shine doesn’t always come in the form of supernatural entities. A part of that essence is in us too and every act of kindness is a symbol of that. I always feel the world is brutal, but that’s just me but it does not mean we do not have kind souls in form of fellow humans. I love the last stanza. Another wonderful message Brad πŸ‘Œ

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