Accidental Poet

The Spirit Within


In the far off reaches

Of my heart and soul

There lurks a deeper side of me

A spiritual voice that makes me whole


Within my own heart

Of my muse I try to listen

My spiritual angel softly speaks

Of my much needed wisdom


My younger years

Wasted on foolish desires

Adolescence stupidness

Now embers of long ago fires


So now in the autumn of my life

I call upon my spirit within

For decisions that hold their ground

And the presence of Angels I’m in


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2013


  • Louis Gibbs

    We all are in the "presence of Angels', but few other than poets ever listen to them, it seems. You obviously have with this fine write, AP! Kudos.

  • Accidental Poet

    Thank you Louis. I'd like to think so.

  • Fay Slimm.

    I agree with Louis about poets feeling the presence of angels because they bend ears to hear - I love the title as it introduces the access we all have to the spirit and sometimes it takes years to awaken to that. Your hones pen shows you have arrived at that time of welcoming the Presence my friend. Great read.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you Fay. As you are an accomplished poet yourself I know how you understand. I feel the presence of Angels and my muse all the time. I've been writing poetry for 17 years now and I'm always listening, but sometimes the message is not clear, so I must listen closer and longer until the message comes through. Thank you Fay for always reading and complimenting my poetry.

    • w c

      Another winner AP! Thanks for sharing your struggle.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you WC for taking the time to read and compliment.

      • orchidee

        Oh I shall wax lyrical AP: Hear the sounds of angels voices, maybe singing anew - then I came along and ruined it, cos I sang too! heehee.
        I'm a horrible spoilsport. lol.

        • Accidental Poet

          And we wouldn't want you any other way orchi. The smiles and laughter you encourage are well appreciated.

        • Joe Dawson

          Those long ago fires were not without purpose my friend - without them you wouldn't be a poet and you clearly are. Joe

          • Accidental Poet

            Thank you my friend, takes one to know one. ; )

          • Christina8

            Love this poem, AP! You are definitely in the presence of angels, I think we all are, but you listen to them. Inspiring wonderful poems such as these! Just a great poem altogether!

            • Accidental Poet

              Yes Christina, we are all in the presence of Angels. Thank you so much for always reading and your kind compliments.

            • Goldfinch60

              Those Angels have always been there but in the twilight of our lives we can understand them and see them. Good write AP.

            • WL Schuett

              Very spiritual AP , very personal and heartfelt a great write ...

              • Accidental Poet

                Thank you Bill, appreciate the read and comment.

              • FredPeyer

                Well written,. AP! Have to agree with Louis, we poets are all inhabited by angels, sometimes demons, for sure our muse, and numerous other entities that urge us to to what we must: write!

                • Accidental Poet

                  I would have to agree with Louis too Fred. I think I had a pen & paper in the womb and began writing then. But I must have misplaced it upon my birth, so I had to start over again. Thanks Fred.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Good one, AP, like it!

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