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Two Flames

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Lucie
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0 posted 10-07-1999 07:03 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

I lit a candle at both ends to help me light the way.
And as the flames burn closer my world turns quickly gray.
I panic in my search for ways to make the light burn on.
Knowing that no matter what the flame will soon be gone.

I feel the heat begin to singe the strength of my resolve.
Slowly burning, flickering, I feel my faith dissolve.
The burning need to just give up is overcoming me.
The asphyxiation of my strength, I find it hard to breathe.

I hear my friends call out to me to keep my chin held high,
but this time Iím just so tired, Iím not sure I want to try.
In my life Iíve overcome death, rape and solitude.
Life in general gave to me a survivorís attitude.

I watch the world continue on as I know it always will.
When life for me has ceased to be and I am lying still.
I search the shadows of my life for the hand I know will come.
When the two flames that I lit alone, burn down and become one.


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Not all poems I write are about me personally, yet they do come from MY soul.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
DreamEvil
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1 posted 10-07-1999 07:09 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Lucie, whether it is you or someone you know, I feel your pain too. It is evident in your verse and your humor. My friend, some burdens were not meant to be shouldered alone. Most, I believe are not. I am here for you as always, dear friend.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©

freespiritfem
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2 posted 10-07-1999 07:14 PM       View Profile for freespiritfem   Email freespiritfem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freespiritfem

Lucie, My goodness...i can realate..OMG...i felt like you had wrote this for ME!!! I have experienced the same things n real life.....i have been living in solitude too long...i am a survivor,but now i need to start acting like it..instead of always being the victim...thank you Lucie!

BIG_HUGGS!!!!!

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Paula Diane S.
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3 posted 10-07-1999 08:30 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Lucie, this is simply magnificent!

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Denise
Lucie
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4 posted 10-07-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you all for your replies.. and your concern.
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