Tuesday, February 14, 2012

“The Silent Stranger’s Smile”

[A bit of mystery this time around with our favorite Rockstar-Poet-in-Residence, Barbie Dockstader Angell!]

The Silent Stranger’s Wish

Last nite I met Humanity
and he offered me a smile.
He lit my smoke and bought my drink,
then we sat and talked a while.

Last nite I found a part of Peace
that I had thought I’d lost,
while we spoke of Life’s absurdities
and Love’s ever rising costs.

Last nite I saw the breaking point
where Dreams and Niemares meet.
I saw them walking hand in hand
down a dimly darkened street.

Last nite I had a vision
and it made my Worries fade.
And I sat and wove this Wish for you
and dreamed of better days.

Barbie Dockstader Angell
© 2009-present


Friends, don’t forget: you can check out Barbie’s “work-in-progress” book of children’s poetry that’s scheduled to come out thru Grateful Steps right here at this link. Please stop by, take a look at a wonderful book, & leave a comment for a wonderful poet & a wonderful person.


  1. Thanks, Joyce! Glad you liked Barbie's work!

  2. thank you joyce. :) i really appreciate that.

    john, thanks for posting this. :) sorry i hadn't checked in much this week, but i really have been quite ill.

  3. Hi Barbie: No problem at all--I'm just glad you're feeling a bit better, & hope you continue to improve. As you know, it's truly a joy to me to post your poems & art :)


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