Azrael

I am the Angel of Death

Azrael am I

I am the eldest

second only to creation.

 

Over millennia I have witnessed

Acts of cruelty

And malice

Beyond all comprehension.

 

I am not

Like my brothers

Who dwell blissfully

In Heaven.

 

I have seen good men

Brought to camps

And forgotten to wither

Because of a star.

 

I am not a seraph

Who sits beside God.

Nor am I Michael

His beloved.

 

However, I was there

When the twin cities

Disappeared at a button’s press

Vaporizing all hope and innocence.

 

Nor am I Gabriel

With their beautiful

Purposeful voice.

Mine is forever silent.

 

For in the trenches

I have seen

Young boys rot

In alien lands.

 

And neither am I like

Brother Lucifer

Upon his throne in Hell

For even he is spared such cruelty.

 

I have seen patriots

Kill patriots

Over and Over

Sickness on Native soil.

 

I am an agent

between Heaven and Earth.

Never have I ever

Committed sin.

 

 

Holy wars are fought

Defiling our name

In the name of our God

all in vain.

 

 

Yet I am the one feared

And Loathed

By all who breathe.

I am the Angel of Death.

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