“Expecto Patronum”, or


the Impossibility of the Impossible

We Write Poems gave this as a prompt for this week:

Guardian Angel

I wish I could stand up,

reach out with my wand

and say proudly: “Expecto Patronum!”

I wish HE would appear

in the form of bright light

to guard off whatever I fear.

Well, I COULD do it.

But that’s all, I’m afraid

No one WILL ever appear

For no guardian angels abide

in my dark cave of despair.

Author: soul mary

Writer, poet and reader

12 thoughts on ““Expecto Patronum”, or”

  1. The reference to the Harry Potter spell seems tongue in cheek and the ending doesn’t really detract. I really like the CAPs for emphasis (yea, that’s why it seems tongue in cheek).

  2. I really like the reference to Harry Potter, we all carry a similar secret desire for that kind of magic in our lives, and especially when we find ourselves huddled in that cave of despair. Like your honest response to the prompt,


  3. Mariya,

    We are all of us Harry Potter fans, beginning with daughter Riley on up to stepdad Lex! Nice reference there. But the “cave of despair,” honestly, that’s where folks usually DO find God, if only because that’s the only time they are weak enough to make themselves vulnerable to something bigger, something that created them, rather than the other way around. Does that make sense? Amy BL
    Here’s mine, http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/who-did-i-hear/

    1. Amy – It does make sense, of course… Only… sometimes nothing could be seen, or heard in the cave. Maybe this is such a moment. Thanks, Mary

  4. I like the juxtaposition of the two verses…the first, with your wish against the second, with your reality. Nicely done.


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