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

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Known as an award-winning poet, historian, journalist, fiction writer, and artist, Aberjhani is a native of Savannah, Georgia (USA), and former editor for the U.S. Air Force. He has authored various books in multiple genres. They include the following:, "Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player"; "These Black & Blue Red Zone Days"; 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 also is a member of the Savannah Art Association. Prints, posters, and art gifts by him are sold on his own Fine Art and "Postered Chromatic Poetics" art sites as well as his own Bright Skylark Literary Productions site., He is a winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award for his journalism, the American Library Association 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 former online community Creative Thinkers International.

Last updated July 03, 2015