God Bless the Gargoyles

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God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Ellegria* » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:18 pm

a children's book written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. Published 1996 by Voyager Books

I recently purchased this book on Amazon.com It really is amazing and very sweet. I cried when I read it just now. Thought I'd provide some of the text but the pictures are awesome.

In a long-ago time, when long-ago peoples
were building cathedrals and raising up steeples,
they crafted stone creatures and set them on perches
to guard and protect and watch over churches.

So gargoyles were born, and they stood night and day,
keeping evil and terrible spirits away.
And ne'er was a creature so true and so loyal
as the watchful, courageous, and fearless gargoyle.

But the years came and went, and the people did, too.
And in time, they forgot what their ancestors knew.
And whenever they passed by the gargoyles' lairs,
they trembled in fear at the gargoyles' stares.

And as time went along, people's fears turned to spite,
and they sneered and they cursed at the guardians of night:
"Demons!" they grumbled - "Grotesque!" and "Horrid!"
"Those beasts don't belong on the house of the lord!"

When the gargoyles heard these words that were spoken,
their stony old hearts became crumbled and broken.
Then storms rumbled in, and their eyes filled with rain,
and in stillness they stayed, alone and in pain.

But as it so happened, some angels were near,
And heeding the grief of a gargoyle's tear,
they each fluttered down from the heavens on high
to sit with the gargoyles beneath thundering skies.

Now, angels have ways of making things right,
so they stayed with the gargoyles all through the night,
Patting their heads and wiping their tears
and whispering life into gargoyle ears.

And soon all the gargoyles did magical things:
they gurgled and coughed and shook out their wings.
Then together the angels and gargoyles took flight,
And they soared through the clouds on a blustery night.

And while over pastures and hills they were winging,
The voices of angels were radiantly singing
Music of healing and songs of rebirth
To all of the creatures of all of the earth.


There is more to the book and as I've said, it is very sweet. For anyone out there who loves gargoyles or even angels, I highly recommend buying it. **sniff**



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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Mongrella » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:33 pm

:crying: That's lovely - thanks for posting! :hug:


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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Ellegria* » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:01 pm

Sorry, out of respect to the author, I meant to put a link to the actual book.

http://www.amazon.com/god-bless-gargoyl ... 449&sr=8-1

And a website with entire passage - http://www.socialhermit.com/Bless/Gargoyles.html :flower:

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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Order » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:18 pm

That is very nice, I felt sad reading it.


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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby oldspiritwitch » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:38 pm

im getting my 12 year old a gargoyle and i stumbled onto this post do an information search. Thank you. this is very beautiful :hug:


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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Elilara » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:35 am

It's such a beautiful book! I've had a copy for a while and I read it with my Gargoyle when he first arrived :3



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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Untaimedl3 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:44 am

My son LOVES his "Captain Underwear" books. I will definately have to get this book now as a treat for my "girls" as well as myself & son. Thank you for sharing this, I teared up there too!


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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Ellegria* » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:11 am

Glad you guys enjoyed it. I collect children's books and this is definitely one of my favorites.



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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby aphyreus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:42 pm

thank you for sharing. it is really beautifully written.



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Re: God Bless the Gargoyles

Postby Lilithesa » Sun May 02, 2010 8:59 pm

I love gargoyles. Thank you for sharing!!
My heart goes out to gargoyles. They are so loveable! :cloud9:


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