I wake screaming from my nightmare
and I find The Angel here waiting,
a blue-black luminesce surrounding him
like a dark, comforting halo
but when he reached for me,
I flinched away, crawling to the floor;
andwith a shaking voice whispered:
He held his hand out to me, saying:
"Stand little sprite;
do not fear me, for I am no god."
I could only crawl to his feet and there,
remaining on hands and knees,
eyes to the floor, I said:
"I know you could not be a god,
for no gods love me.
But you have been an Angel to me,
waiting in the shadows,
when all my other angels left me."
He knelt down in front of me
and took my head in his hand,
lifting up my chin, and when our eyes met,
tears streamed down my face.
He kissed each one away and said to me:
"Be strong little sprite, for I have been with you
and I will not leave you here, alone."
He picked me up in his arms and said:
"I have been your Angel, your guardian.
When you are strong, I walk beside you
and when you are weak,