As we enter this holiday time, remember the invisible angels out there. They move us and guide us when we need them most...
There is a Flock of Them
angels with immense feathered wings,
sounds of flapping, like eagles.
They swoop, hover,
eyes of laser beams
watch me in my world below.
Like race horses before the release bell,
they huddle together, wings overlapping
as they build their power.
Eyes dart around the scene below
claws sharpened, perched, ready to fly.
I walk on the sidewalks of my life,
lost in troubled thoughts,
trapped in fogs of indecision.
I don’t see them when they come.
Yet, I know they have been there
when I realize I have been moved.
Somehow they have swooped down,
picked me up with their nimble claws
and placed me gently on my perfect pathway.
Jennie Linthorst is a therapeutic writing coach and the founder of LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy. She works privately with men and women helping them tell their stories and heal, through reading and writing poetry and personal essays. Jennie coaches clients all across the country and around the world via phone, Skype, e-mail, in addition to in person meetings. She is the author of a book of poems, Autism Disrupted: A Mother's Journey of Hope. Her family’s story is captured in the award-winning documentary film, “Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story”.