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The Face of an Angel
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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The Face of an Angel

 

She looked up at me today,

As I bent to her to help,

With an assignment,

With which she struggled.

 

She looked up at me today,

This child full of arguments,

Quick to anger about one thing or another,

And lash out easily and with regularity.

 

She looked up at me today,

A soft, sweet smile graced her face,

And I saw right there, in the absence of angst,

The beautiful face of an angel.

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Reviewed by David Young 11/18/2011
The angelic tough of a poet writing from within the heart that beats her Uni-Verse within, onto the universe outside.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/16/2011
helping the hurt child... sometimes a thankless task, but, OH! the joy when you can glimpse eternity in their soul!

Cryssa
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/26/2011
Yes they can be angels,while also feeling the opposite. Excellent poem,Karen!

luv,
et
Reviewed by jude forese 10/22/2011
the nature of a child is indeed angelic ...

beautiful poem ....
Reviewed by Janna Hill 10/21/2011
Ohh. I hope you told her how beautiful she was dressed in her sweet demeanor.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/20/2011
Love this ~
I had the same experience with my son today.
How, I wonder, can the moods change so quickly!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Andy Turner 10/20/2011
The angle of an angel is only seen by such a lass of angelic maturity.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/20/2011
A most enjoyable reading
Love & Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/20/2011
yours is a special calling, Karen, that finds its drift with healthy doses of love, compassion, understanding, and wisdom. peace to you ... richard
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/20/2011
Beautiful offering Karen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 10/20/2011
I did a one-semester internship in a Kindergarten class way back when I thought I wanted to be a high school teacher. Nap time was the best because all the little devels turned into angels when they were asleep.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/20/2011
Indeed Karen, it is a special person that sees thru it all...and you are just that~
Christine
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/20/2011
Penned as only an understanding teacher could.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/20/2011
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/20/2011
Beautiful write, Karen; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/19/2011
I saw a few of them smiles today Karen, as a volunteer reader at my granddaughter's school library...it is really a heart melter when a little girl of boy comes up and gives me a hug or say...we love you Poppy Felix
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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/19/2011
Kate said it all Karen, Angels have many forms.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/19/2011
Angels have many guises and are depicted in classic Art as harbingers of many woes as well as beauties... But it takes one to know one, Karen! Blessed are your eyes to see what you see - and to nurture and care for it/her. Love this, thank you. xx
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/19/2011
One can only hope, Karen, and I hope it is an angel, not the other face that wins this battle she is in.
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