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 that
It really is all possible if you only 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 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.
Veronica M. Hay