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I Believe In Angels

Here’s why

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While I was living in Southern California I set out one morning in my car. It was a bright sunshine morning. I took the small roads until I turned onto Arrow, a highway. I gently picked up speed, amazed that I seemed to be the only car on the highway.

Suddenly, there was a loud bang and I could see nothing. I took my foot off the accelerator, started braking and pulled over on the right. I was stressed. I got out of the car and saw that the hood was up over the windscreen. I tried to pull it down, but I hurt myself as it was stuck. (It had buckled over the roof.) I sat on the driver’s seat, trembling and scared with no car in sight in either direction.

Then, out of nowhere, a cyclist stopped beside me. He pulled the hood down, and telling me to breathe slowly, went to his bike and pulled a leather strap off his saddle bag. He used it to tie the hood down somehow. He told me to sit for a while before driving. I thanked him and sat. I looked to watch him cycle away, but there was no one. There was no trace of him at all.

Another time, I was driving on the freeway. I had somehow got in the far left lane, a place I was never comfortable. I waited for a gap on my right so I could change lanes. After a few minutes, I saw a space long enough for me to move into, so I indicated and began to move over. Then I saw that a car was moving in from the far right lane. Yikes! I couldn’t brake on a freeway.

Then I heard a rushing noise. I can’t describe it. Almost like the sound of Niagara Falls. The next thing I knew, I was back in the far left lane and safe. I have never forgotten this. I still see it and hear it in my mind.

To me these are angelic eventsThere was another time when I was in a not very nice area of Los Angeles. I went into a store to ask directions as I was really quite lost. When I got back into the car I told my male friend the directions. I told him I may be a girl but I’m no coward. He looked at me and said, “No one would have dared hurt you with those huge guys on either side of you”. I had seen no one.

I think many of us have had angels intervene in our lives. They look like you and me, not winged and in white gowns.

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By Chrisssie Morris Brady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft.
I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by madswirl.com and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

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