a host of heaven’s angels

last night i had a close call
that threatened my survival
a panoply of angels serenaded my arrival
sang heavenly to music that was
mystical and healing
and i’ll admit
the sights and sounds
made staying there appealing
it was just like i pictured it
a choir arrayed in white
was interspersed among the clouds
that drew me to the light
a host of heaven’s angels
awaited my decline
but that was then
and this is now
and now i’m feeling fine
i’m glad to know
that when i go
that i will have a shot
if i am brave
and i behave
i hope they’ll save
my spot

© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by mabel amber, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – panoply
floating with the Daily prompt – mystical- while i work up a new verse

holy writer’s block, batman

the pastor paced the sacristy
practicing his sermon,
it centered on the concept of
if life was predetermined
if fate was inescapable
if faith was somehow capable
of altering a destiny
if prayers and praise
and sacred days
improve life consequentially….
he hadn’t worked the ending out
it needed final touches
like words and thoughts,
he thought he ought
to give it just as much as
the beginning,
but this one wasn’t winning,
this time he’d met his match.
he scrapped the whole idea
and then began again from scratch
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by trudi90, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – praise
Daily prompt – sacred
Daily prompt – capable, while we work on something new