Is This How It Ends?

“Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds.” 

― Paulo Coelho

Is this how it ends- 
This ripping away of wings leaving 
naught but two scrawny plumes and no way to soar? 

Alone in the desert, left; a forgotten soul
thrown asunder with a rolling clap of thunder
tainted veiled innocence
An outcast angel fallen from grace 
with no place to go, least of all heaven’s 
luminous gates for no one waits
So all that’s left in this state 
is a one way entrance to hell 
where my unclean soul will thrive
eating myself alive from inside

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse: #153

Author’s Note: I know this is a dark piece, but it’s where this image took me.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

15 Comments on “Is This How It Ends?

  1. The image can lead to darkness or light for sure. Your poem is stunning and is gripping. Yes it is dark but it gave me goosebumps!! Amazing writing Linda! Thank you for joining us this week at the Muse!

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  2. I really like where the picture took you, especially the idea of that outcast angel, fallen from grace. I also love that you wrote it during Jackson’s nap. LOL. A doting mom.

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