A few months ago, I sent a poem in answer to a call for submissions from Indies In Action. Essentially, I donated the poem to the anthology, Twist of Fate, because "100 % of the proceeds from the sale of the book "Twist of Fate" will go to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma through the May Tornadoes Fund, administered by the United Way." Some of the 60 contributors have been interviewed, and I was delighted to find both Ashley Nicole and Elizabeth Castillo mentioned my poem among their three favourite submissions of the 78 contributed pieces. Cool!
"An Angel On My Shoulder"
An angel on my shoulder A hand to hold in the dark When shadows block the sun Or storms enrage the sky you are there
Angel on my shoulder When darkness blocks the light Your hand I hold against the wind When all turns to dust You are there and I thank you
For your ever presence For bracing and embracing For whispers of encouragement and forging paths to dreams I thank you
When the light returns At the break of day I return to work I turn to rebuild Knowing you are there An angel on my shoulder