Stories of Kindness from Around the World

What do Angels Look Like?

--by AsianWoman, posted Apr 14, 2009
What do angels look like?

Like the little old lady who returned your wallet yesterday.

Like the taxi driver who told you that
your eyes light up the world, when you smile.

Like the small child who showed you
the wonder in simple things.

Like the poor man who offered
to share his lunch with you.

Like the rich man who showed you it
really is all possible, if only you believe.

Like the stranger who just happened to come along,
when you had lost your way.

Like the friend who touched your heart,
when you didn't think you had one left to touch.

Angels come in all sizes and shapes,
All ages and skin types.

Some with freckles, some with dimples,
some with wrinkles, some without.

They come disguised as friends, enemies,
teachers, students, lovers and fools.

They don't take life too seriously,
They travel light.

They leave no forwarding address,
They ask for nothing in return.

They wear sneakers with gossamer wings,
They get a deal on dry cleaning.

They are hard to find when your eyes are closed, But
They are everywhere you look when you choose to see.

-© 1990, Veronica M. Hay



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Readers Comments

Chifundo wrote: Thankyou for sharing this beautiful poem, it is very moving and so true! I'll never forget the man who directed me to the train station when i was lost in a big city. We must all remember to open our eyes! xx
AURELIA wrote: So Many Angels around us every day. I've even met a few on this site. :0)~Aurelia

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