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Do Angels Cry?

Marsha Burks Megehee

 

Do Angels cry, and if they do,
Do they cry crystal tears?
Sing songs of hope for tomorrow
That only a captive hears?
Do they whisper words of promise?
Of Golden Rules on High?
Of God's Own Full Accounting
Of each prisoner's sigh?
Do they speak of Ozymandias
Shelley's toppled ,mighty king,
As they sorrow for a nation
Where God blessed everything?
Do Angels cry crystal tears
 As caged men dream of home?
Ozymandias monument to power 
Now  lies in a heap of stone.
If the poem king could speak today
Of men and power and might
He'd speak of Angels' crystal tears-
That kingdoms pass like night.
That only tablets made of stone
Written by God's Hand
Bring power to a nation.
Hundreds  lie beneath time's sand.
Forgotten like forgotten men-
Then he'd ask, "Do you understand?"
 
Copyright 2005
Marsha Burks Megehee
Ozymandias
Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792-1822
 
"I met a traveler from an antique land who said:Two vast and trunkless legs
of stone stand in the desert. Near them on the sand half sunk a shattered
visage lies, whose frown and wrinkled lip and sneer cold command tells its
sculptor well those passions read, which survive, stamped on these lifeless
   things.   The hand that marked them, and the heart that fed ,and on this
pedestal these words appear:
 
"I am Ozymandias, King of Kings.
Look upon my works ye mighty and despair."
 
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless
and bare, the lone and level sands stretch far away."

 

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