Angels Outlined by Jeff Flesch

I find you

in the smallest particles

of earth, where you left me

to fend off the dark

confused, and bewildered

I drew upon

the night sky, angels

outlined

with tears shed

before they began

to leak

from eyes smaller

than anyone noticed

behind

a heart

growing stronger, and

stronger

the more

I learned how to

gain my composure

-JEFF FLESCH

Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month for January and February. He is also the Author of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, is a Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and is also a monthly contributor to two online publications, MasticadoresIndia and MasticadoresUSA. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a great poem of courage. Wonderful Jeff

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, and always, Sadje. .

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome my friend

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  2. Wonderful poem, Jeff.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you always, Grace. 💞

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  3. Jeff, I truly enjoyed this poem, a wonderful declaration of courage beautifully versed.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you very much, Francisco.

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a lovely piece about loss and learning to control your feelings among other. I have never been good at that. I think men feel that they have to hold back but if I get upset I don’t care where I am the trail of tears begin. Beautiful write Jeff, blessings and prayers with you this season as I know it will likely be a hard one. We are praying for all those who have had losses recently. I hope you know you are loved in this community and people care about you. Big hugs and lots of love Jeff, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you for always resonating with me, Joni. Over the past few years, I’ve learned to understand my emotions, to have them freely, and to embrace them. Very powerful. Thank you for your kind heart, I feel the love from all of you daily. I am so grateful and love all of you very much. Big hugs and love, my friend.

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  5. Mike U. says:

    The beauty and poignancy here is palpable, and the emotion undeniable. Your gift with words never ceases to astound me, Jeff. Congratulations on the publishing credit, my friend, and here’s wishing you a happy Christmas. 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you for your kindness, and appreciation, Mike. I’m very grateful. A very happy holiday season to you, my friend. 😊

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  6. James Mose says:

    A wounded heart that healed
    So great

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  7. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s words take the reader by the hand, leading them from the darkness towards brighter pastures. That condemning feeling of despair is a burden that many must bear, and often the loneliness crushes the mightiest of hearts. The sky is an expanse that offers solace, a limitless canvas upon which dreams and consolation can be drawn without fear of judgment. Life often conditions us to face newer challenges.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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  8. A beautiful poem Jeff highlighting and speaking to the realness of emotion and living life authentically.
    Always honest and poignant reflections of your heart.
    💞

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  9. sunisanthosh says:

    I loved this poem. Articles are a relief for our mind. 🌝

    Liked by 1 person

  10. MajestyPTC says:

    Wow, this poem is tense. It left me feeling strength and mystery. Cool!!

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