"The poem is about the dying day of an artist. It was inspired by the song "IF" by 'Bread'. The poetry conveys the artist's longing to illustrate the face of his guardian angel so that he can identify her when he passes from the illness of one world to the peacefulness of the next. It's his desire to meet her and thank her for helping him during his final days. But, we also understand that it's his love for her that keeps his desire for meeting her so strong. I hope you like 'A Thousand Words'." - Tony G. Marshall.