Angel With A Broken Wing

     My wife and I were watching the movieJack and Jill” starring Adam Sandler, (who played both rolls) about identical twins, and the conflicts they were faced with and of course, the resolutions. We found the movie to be very funny, although somewhat sophomoric, at times. However, the point of all this is the source of the following poem.. Al Pacino, a great actor, in his own right, has a line in the movie that says something to the effect of… “you’re my angel with a broken wing”… I said to my wife, hand me my notebook, and of course she said… Why?  And I said I like that line…An angel with a broken wing, I think I’ll do something with it. And here is what I did..(Just so you know, other than that, it has no personal meaning.)  I think you will like it, I do.

Mondays bite. But I have the day off… So today… Not so much,


Angel With A Broken Wing

 With the sadness

of the songbird

who’s forgotten

how to sing,

or the silence

of the church bell


to ring,

and the oak tree

in the backyard

with an old

and empty swing,

it’s goodbye to you

my angel,

the angel

with the broken wing.


 Jack Downing

Mar. 2012

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 3/19/12


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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