A winding path, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona


A father bends
to help his little girl
who has skinned her knee
while running.
Somehow her legs gave way
and she stumbled in the gravel
at the sidewalk’s end.
He kisses the wound
again and again, murmuring,
“It’s all right, angel, it’s all right.”
Smiling back at him
through tears, she says,
“Thank you, Daddy.
You’re an angel too.”
Then the big angel spreads his wings
and carries his little angel home.


Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 18, 2017, in Arizona, poetry, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sky Watch Friday, Sunday's Whirligig, Yuma, Yuma Conservation Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. What a lovely thought for this Sunday morning. Thank you!

  2. That picture you had reminded me of my time in Arizona… I loved the desert botanical garden in Phoenix where I was a member for the 8 months I lived there… the end of you poem made me wondering if there was a death in the end of that wonderful scene.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      No, I don’t think there was a death. I think Daddy just took his little girl back home, maybe for a comforting mug of hot chocolate.

      On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 9:46 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. What a sweet moment. Lovely!

  4. Such a sweet moment captured so beautifully!!❤️

  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Awww! I was right there. Thank you.

  6. What a lovely moment shared

  7. Very touching and moving poem! May we all have such angels in our lives.

  8. Most hurt can be healed with love. Great to see you include humanity in your posts which is generally absent (other than tombstones!).

  9. Sweet memories indeed..,

  10. Awwww… what a sweet characterization/mystical metaphor.

  11. Oh wow, great pairing of image and verse

  12. It’s an AW moment MMT specially for the little angel. Blessed are those who have treasured such gem moments.

  13. Such a clear and definitive portrait of a father and his child. Thank you,


  14. It’s good to have someone to pick us up

  15. This is precious

    much love…

  16. I feel dimensions and depth.

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