On the cold, brittle morning of September 28th, 2018, at 6:50 a.m. PST, in a hospital room in Southern California, this account of a divine affair was bled into the pages of forever:
The clouds in the sky gloomed wet and gray as a thousand angels sang a mourning song for one of their own. The uncontainable sorrows of the winged drenched below with a pain new and unknown to them. Then, a bright beam flashed from the heavens! The light punched through the gathering gloom and tightened upon that hospital room.
In that room and at that exact moment, the beloved Poet Mr. Andres Delgado De León took his last breath.
He then embraced his Mother as she guided him by the hand towards that heavenly beam. He floated away like a balloon filled with an angelic glow. Up and up, the balloon was seen fighting the gray as it cut thru the other side…to God’s pure blue sky.
He was greeted with a thousand divine embraces as he again joined the winged. His true home.
The poet slept and was in no pain when that room filled with a dozen raining angels, next to his beloved wife, Lydia.
Still waving goodbye to him are five daughters, two sons and a multitude of grandkids and great-grandkids that will miss him dearly.
As he walked towards the light, he also touched my empty heart with all his love and bruised it with a new darkened vast it had yet to feel.
One day, your hand will be the one guiding me to the light.
Thank you for your words to the world. Travel well, Poet.
I immigrated to the states from Mexico at age 12 and I quickly fell in love with poetry after my grandfather read some of his poems to me. However, at 18, I had a young family and that left very little time for this endevour as I started working to support us. I returned to adult school to finish my diploma. At that time I developed a severe depression that I still struggle with to this day, but I found it to be a great source of inspiration as well. Today I live in Los Angeles and I'm divorced. I have two children I see whenever possible and two adult kids. Both my Grandfather and his brother are award winning poets and journalists, with one, (Bartolome Delgado DeLeon) having a street, library and a prestigious national poet award in his honor.
Most of my pieces come from personal experience and true to me. Sometimes my material is raw, other times murdeous, and yet other times romantic, but always me, 100% authentic guaranteed.