Bedight in Veils
gaze not upon my shadow, which wont last,
nor upon this halo fading from my crown,
but on a mere mortal, now soaking into the earth,
on one creature of flesh and blood bound to existence.
cast down to live as one of the apes
I cannot fly again, I cannot die again
cracks of the earth stitch themselves to my skin
stealing my grace and leaving me withered.
skeletons of my former glory reveal
as my feathers drop one by one
soon they'll be nothing but an insight to my past
and nimbus will disappear leaving me my pride.
with furious eyes to judge my condition
I raise no angst against my creator
such denial consumes angels of grace
where some would rule hell instead of earth. http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/57591-bedight-in-veils/