Voice Of An Angel

So, he described himself as just a bore.
Male angel from Myspace 2His tender smile kept me occupied.
He sang off-key, I smiled all the more –
he may not last, but I’m still on his side.

I’d love to hear him singing just for me –
he’d grow quite bored himself, I’m sad to say.
I’d let him choose whatever melody
he felt it in his heart to send my way.

How could he bore them? I will never know!
I truly hope he is the one who’ll rise.
I’ve seen these stars how fast they come and go –
but none were quite an angel in my eyes.

He may have bored the masses with that song –
Hang in there, love, you picked a boring song.

–Byron D. Howell

Bryon D. Howell is a poet currently residing in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been writing poetry for a great number of years. Recently, work of his has appeared in Unlikely Stories, poeticdiversity, and Censored Poets.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

5 responses to “Voice Of An Angel

  • Ace

    I really enjoyed reading through this poem and at the end suddenly realizing that it was a sonnet. Sorry, that's the poetry grad student in me creeping out. I also just loved the image I got from the poem. Thank you for sharing it.-Ace

  • jaygeemmm

    That was an interesting poem! Nice twist at the end.Peace <3Jay

  • JoeBlow

    Ace, sonnets are my favorite type of poetry. I did the same as you. I read it, and then though, "Hmm, it's a sonnet." Sonnets are such a great form of poetry to teach.Yes, it was, Jay. I loved the twist at the end.

  • Anonymous

    I am Bryon D. Howell. Thanks for taking the time to read my poem. To be honest, I didn´t think anybody read my stuff! Sincerely yours, Bryon.

  • JoeBlow

    You are most welcome, Byron. I love finding beautiful and unique poetry. I often do searches to find beautiful poems. I am a big lover of poetry. Thank you for writing such wonderful poems. Now you know there are people who read them.

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