Angel of Better Days to Come

Rockets of blind faith
sputter and crackle dead dreams––
like time bleeding stars.

Through soft painted moans
a man watches his life drown
in waves of glass bones.

Celestial winds
blow chilled screams for love’s mercy
down canyons of dread.

Through bright haunted smiles
a woman hums white magic––
sings pain into pearls.

Reflections of self
in multiple dimensions
whirl across the sky.

Machine guns fire knives
that slice the world’s bloody tears
like bits of strange fruit.

Throbbing blue rhythms,
a torn heart wrestles naked
with wounds from the past.

Black holes coalesce
into mounds of burned feathers
and crucified trust.

Between death and hell
a bridge shining silver wings
offers his soul hope.

That good gardener,
who wept thorns plowing his fields––
harvests grace with joy.

ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love

Aberjhani's picture

Known as an award-winning poet, historian, journalist, and fiction writer, Aberjhani is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and former editor for the U.S. Air Force. He has authored eight books in multiple genres—4 of them poetry–– including: "Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance" (Facts On File); "ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love"; "The American Poet Who Went Home Again"; "The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois"; "I Made My Boy Out of Poetry"; and, "The River of Winged Dreams." He currently serves as editor for the Civil War Savannah book series, which includes the best-selling title, "Savannah, Immortal City.", Aberjhani was inducted into the Red Room Hall of Fame in October 2009, and in August 2011 was honored with a VIP Dot in the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait. He is a winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award for his journalism, the Choice Academic Title and Best History Book Awards for "Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, " the Creative Loafing Critic’s Pick Best Savannah Author Award for general authorship, and the Connect Savannah 2006 Poet and Spoken Word Artist of the Year Award for his poetry. He is also the founder of the popular online community Creative Thinkers International.

Last updated July 03, 2015