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An Old Fool and His Angel
by Budd Nelson
Saturday, July 21, 2012
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Spent last night dreaming
with Angels kind grace.
Took me on along
to her special place.
Woke again feeling
her love in my space.

They were again walking down the beach
holding hands, smiling, laughing, happy.
People of the town saw them daily
the tall gaunt old fool with his Angel.
This was how he had introduced her
and chuckled as he spoke of himself.
He with a small white beard about chin
and her flowing beside hand in hand.

No one knew from whence they came before
just that since joy followed wher they were.
While walking along just yesterday
the couple stopped and started to waltz.
Then a small lad tugged the Old Fools shorts
and asked how they danced, no song playing.
They laughed and the angel bent saying
listen to the music all around.

Often they sat on a bench at the trail
squirrels and birds would come to be near.
As they ate from gentle opened palms
the Old Fool and Angel sang loving songs.
When they would sit watching crashing waves
children came with crayons and paper.
Leaving after he drew them cartoons
butterflies for girls, critters for boys.

These two could be seen in predawn hours
sipping coffee on their deck chatting.
And found they were riding bicycles
sometime slow, some racing side by side.
An unruly child once up the beach
calmed and happily played once they had passed.
His mother and dad smiled as they left
whispered between of their bright green eyes.

Young and loving couples sat by near
to talk and ask about questions dear.
Angel would smile and tell them to love
Old Fool would say but laugh together.
All here hope they will be here ever
walking the beach, biking roads together.
For they express love to all around
the tall gaunt Old Fool and his Angel.

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Reviewed by Michelle Frost 3/23/2014
I really like this one. Lovely use of words.

Today I was being an old fool (of the female vanity kind) and needed reminding of angels.
Reviewed by Lorraine Watkins 5/6/2013
You are such a creative writer and you put so much thought and presentation into it. Your writing comes alive to its readers. I look forward to reading more for you.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 7/22/2012
be a fool if you write poems like this!
Reviewed by Richard King 7/22/2012
Metaphorically wonderful, Budd. Much enjoyed by this old fool. Dick
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 7/21/2012
This is such a warm and tender story! It brought tears to my eyes.

Love ya!

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/21/2012
Love the images of the Old Fool and Angel. An example of love in its most simple form. Thank you for this sharing :-))
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 7/21/2012
Ode to the spread of joy, this poem permeates the crust of indifference. Your verse shines out a message that love shown to the observance of others is love shown to others, is love to others. Pretty neat. "For they express love to all around" - - isn't that the idea? "All here hope they will be here ever" show love to spread love. I savor these lines: "His mother and dad smiled as they left/whispered between of the bright green eyes." The spreading of love. "They laughed and the angel bent saying/listen to the music all around." "As they ate from gentle open palms" . . . this kind of vision is brought to us from a very sensitive soul. Thank you ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/21/2012
Beautiful, for what is shared in lovely dreaming can become reality of sharing and teaching. Something the world must see for themselves and learn, especially the children. For we are in such sad affair now, others need to observe the beauty...
For: "No one knew from whence they came before
just that since joy followed wher they were."
Isn't this all that matters?

For if I could teach the world to sing
in beautiful harmony
Forever sharing love and charm
Better off we'd be :)

Beautiful Bud

Love and Light
Reviewed by Odin Roark 7/21/2012
For some, an angel. For others, their muse. Common needs prevail: harmony with self and nature allowing imagination to flourish. How rare today.
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 7/21/2012
Once more, you write in such delicate colors of adeptness. Hold tightly to your angel...

Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader) 7/21/2012
Beautiful view of a happy and loving life Budd. It's wonderful when you can spread your love around and share it with everyone. It makes the world much brighter.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/21/2012
Never too old for Love *Budd*
with an angel to share...and
being in love with love like
you and your poetry

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/21/2012
It was a dream, it sounds like the old who needs to get out his bicycle, head down to the beach, and see if he can find an angel accompany him to the end of his days with those walks and that praise.

There is a short story here. A heartwarming short story.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/21/2012
Here's to the old fool and the angel! May they forever reign.
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