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A Torch And A Candle

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Ohme
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0 posted 02-10-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ohme

  A Torch And A Candle

I held a candle in the night
to try and light my way,
obscuring fears of darkness
as I lived from day to day.
I cupped my hand around the flame
deflecting bits of light
who's energy diminished
fading quickly out of sight.
Then someone held a torch so high
that light encompassed me
and though I walked alone
my soul rejoiced the company.
I hold a candle in the night,
so dim it's flame does glow.
But there's a torch of caring
leading everywhere I go.




 Lorene

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow just a mystery.
And if today is good to me,
it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!


© Copyright 2000 Lorene Meadows - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 02-10-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Lorene, this is so beautiful.  It almost sings.  Very inspiring.  
RainbowGirl
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2 posted 02-10-2000 08:38 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Good to see you back and yes, there is something incredibly comforting about watching flames flickering...I read the following somewhere and it always stayed with me....it may not be verbatim but close I think...

"Never be afraid of shadows because it means a light is shining on you"

HUGS


 The grape passes through the press to yield wine.
Your life must pass through the press of passion and pain to yield the wine of wisdom..



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 02-10-2000).]
Mike
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3 posted 02-10-2000 08:39 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Very nice. I enjoyed your poem.
Meadowmuse
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4 posted 02-10-2000 08:41 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Wonderfully written! Isn't it funny how we cannot see our own flame burning until the torch shines brightly for us? Nicely done!

Claire
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5 posted 02-10-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Lovely poem!
HM3
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I liked it! I've done my share of shadow walking and I suppose that's why I am so attracted to shiny things (and people).

 Work like money doesn't matter, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching...


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7 posted 02-10-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Love the poem and the message!

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 02-10-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

OhMe-
This is illuminatingly lovely.

A candle never shines so bright
as when it sheds it's light on the
face of a friend.

I'm reminded of:
'If everyone lit just one little candle,
what a bright world this would be.'

Beautiful and so nice to see you
here among friends.
~*Marge*~



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Ohme
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9 posted 02-10-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Eloise, Thanks, glad you liked it.
RG. Thank you. Flames in a fireplace, warmed my soul as well as the room!
Mike, Glad you enjoyed it.
Meadowmuse, Thanks. would not be easy if we had to depend upon our own light!!
HM3, I like shiny people best.  
WhtDove. Thanks.
Marge, My candle is not as bright as I would like for it to be, but I'll let it shine anyway. Thanks
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 02-11-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Nice to see you back  
Munda
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11 posted 02-11-2000 12:05 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Lorene, what a beautiful poem. Welcome back.
(((((((HUGS)))))))
jascanvey
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12 posted 02-11-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for jascanvey   Email jascanvey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jascanvey

Aw, this is really sweet. I love it!
JOY 14
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13 posted 02-11-2000 02:42 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

I loved this!  Awesome job on this poem, Ohme!  

Joy

 Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.

-Robert Herrick


Michael
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14 posted 02-11-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Beautiful poetry, Ohme.  I love this piece.  I could truly feel the comfort in the torch that's leading you.  


Michael
Nan
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15 posted 02-12-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Welcome back, Ohme...
There's always a torch with your name on it here at Passions..

Tasi
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16 posted 02-12-2000 01:22 PM       View Profile for Tasi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tasi

very comforting : )
Tasi
JennyLee
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17 posted 02-13-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

I hold a candle in the night,
so dim it's flame does glow.
But there's a torch of caring
leading everywhere I go.

Beautiful piece of poetry Ohme  


Jennifer
 
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