In the arms of an angel.

Her graceful gesture

Now complete

He held her hand close-by.


She gave with love

Her life complete

His lifeless slumber nigh.


The slightest smile

That settled faintly on his face

The truth of love descried.


She caressed his hand

And kissed his lips

Before his final sigh.


©Alison Jean Hankinson

This is for d’Verse poetics where we are contemplating grace.


Author: alisonhankinson

Walking tall whenever I can.

22 thoughts on “In the arms of an angel.”

  1. So beautiful. Reminds me of my brother’s passing. He literally said goodbye by reciting the lord’s prayer…and we joined in. 10 seconds after the ‘amen’ he was gone. Loved this.

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  2. Oh this touches my heart…most especially because in October 2013 I was so so close to being in this situation with my beloved husband, of almost 48 years now. Thankful for every day — and mesmerized by your sensitive writing here.

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