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The Candle

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Bacardi747
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0 posted 05-11-2000 03:27 AM       View Profile for Bacardi747   Email Bacardi747   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bacardi747


                  The Candle

As time passes on, the more we learn,
No matter what happens, the candle will burn.
It sits in its holder still as the night,
Giving everyone around a glimpse of light.
Generations will pass, centuries will turn,
But yet the candle continues to burn.

What puts it out is a gust of wind,
But someone will come and light it again.
This flame is something for which we yearn,
Amazed by the feat of its talent to burn.
It signifies peace at many events,
Maybe the reason for which it was sent.

Admire this candle, we all will do,
Whether we're happy, or whether were blue.
It's been with us time after time,
Knowing it's neither yours nor mine.
For it belongs to everyone here,
Burning forever without any fear.

Days go on, and on go days,
Gradually the flame descends to a haze.
A lifetime of memories come to a halt,
The candle died, it was no ones fault.
Being through all the twists and turns,
This candle no longer burns.
© Copyright 2000 Bacardi747 - All Rights Reserved
PhaerieChild
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1 posted 05-11-2000 03:32 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Nicely written piece. The ending was sadly bittersweet but inevitable. We can't shine forever though it would be nice sometimes. BTW Welcome to Passions in Poetry. Wonderful introduction poem.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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Deborahlee
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2 posted 05-11-2000 03:37 AM       View Profile for Deborahlee   Email Deborahlee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deborahlee

bacardi-
     this is a great poem for a first post.
what a good use of symbolism you have. you can tell a lot of time went into this piece. i look forward to more of your work!
angelswing
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3 posted 05-11-2000 03:48 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

WELCOME to the home of the talented, join our ranks and fight along side us . Great poem, I really enjoyed reading it, it had some bite to it and was really meaningful, very touching .
L.of.L. TOM .


 With poetry as your weapon - express your iner feelings so all may carry your sorrow, united as one .
lucky
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4 posted 05-11-2000 04:03 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Nice debut... welcome to passions home of poetry.
CSwtThng
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5 posted 05-11-2000 04:09 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Great poem! I can't wait to read more.
tracie66
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6 posted 05-11-2000 06:08 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

A warm welcome to you, nice first post  
so much truth in this and I can't wait to read more from you.
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


hoot_owl_rn
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Welcome to passions...I'll be looking for more of your work  
Kellsue
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8 posted 05-11-2000 09:22 AM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Very nice poem...welcome to Passions!

~Kelly


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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9 posted 05-11-2000 11:55 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

This is so exquisitely beautiful, and so terribly sad!  It jerked me off my feet, and brought me to my knees.  Tears.
 
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