An Angel at the Door: by Adiela Akoo



















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An Angel at the Door

On this night, while we were crying,

an angel was at the door,

seeking a father, seeking a husband,

seeking a brother, seeking a son.

Oh Hear! The angels’ voices,

welcoming him home,

sweet soul, sweet soul at Peace!

On this night, while we were crying,

a chariot waited at the door,

sent by Heaven to reclaim an angel,

and welcome a saintly soul home.

Oh Hear! The angels’ voices,

welcoming him home,

sweet soul, sweet soul at Peace!

On this night, while we were crying,

an angel was at the door,

he spoke of Love and Peace,

and surrendered his soul to go home.

Oh Hear! The angels’ voices,

welcoming him home,

sweet, saintly soul of Peace!




 


Adiela Akoo's poetry/writing has appeared in journals and anthologies across the globe including The Penmen Review, Best Emerging Poets 2019, Best New African Poets 2020, ILA Magazine, etc., and the websites of UNESCO Cities of Literature. Her debut collection, Lost in a Quatrain, was First Runner-Up for poetry at the SAIP Awards 2021. Individual poems from the collection have also received accolades. When she is not writing, Adiela enjoys creating art and crafts using mixed media, playing Scrabble or chess, or chatting to the birds out in the garden. Find out more about Adiela here: https://linktr.ee/Adiela.Akoo

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