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I am a candle in the rain

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Auguste
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0 posted 01-03-2003 05:21 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste



We all are candles in the rain,
dodging what would be certain death.
Life is more fragile than you know.
What words would you speak on last breath?

My candleís lit, but for how long?
Last year the fire almost went out.
It made me question who I am
and what life really is about.

I found it is to give of self,
to forgive those whoíve caused you pain,
to hold loved ones much closer now,
for Iím a candle in the rain.

Before a raindrop steals my flame,
Iíll teach of how Iíve learned to cope
and not let fear rob me of peace.
If you still breathe, thereís always hope.
© Copyright 2003 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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Thank you for this, Michael, these word are needed today.

Sunkissed.
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Michael, my friend..your candle is strong because of the spirit that is the flame.  
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This one will find a loving spot in my library, Michael. Thank you, for always being a warm candle.
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Michael,
Well done, enjoyed the read.
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this is brilliant michael, its so great when someone begins to really try and give something back to life which had given us so much , a beautiful poem
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Beautiful dear Michael.
I pray it is a very very long time before your candle goes out.
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

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Michael - hello my friend. This poem as usual comes from your heart. A heart which will keep your candle's flame bright even in a downpour. Lovely. Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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Michael,

This truly lights the way for many.

Thank you,

Hugs and warm regards, Pat  


..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

[This message has been edited by regards2you (01-03-2003 08:03 PM).]

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As long as there is breath...there is hope, and in the greater, as long as there is air, there is breath.

Peace to you poet. Enjoy the graceful truths you tell so well. ThisDiamond
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Michael,  strange how it takes something
serious to sometimes make us stop and smell
the roses,  to cherish all that we have..


Yes, continue to share that emotion...For we
all need that gentle reminder...before a
sudden jolt really jogs us...
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enjoyed
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To think that in those labored final breaths
some think that it a weakness to give breadth
to feelings of humanities when death
would seek to draw kind attitudes to depths.
Enjoyed.
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Beautiful, dear Michael...just beautiful.....  

"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~  
                  

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Michael,

It's so good to read your words again I enjoyed.

Hugs,
Tara
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(big hugggssssssss) Oh Michael, this is so very touching, sweet friend, I am still breathing and will still breathe, though my flame feels so inferior right now and far from immaculate! (sad sigh) My heart goes out to you as I know you can let the flame shine, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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"we are all candles in the rain...dodging what would be certain death"

wow, made me think, and the ending is so cool!
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  Touching this write tonight, and thanking you, for being such a warm candle.
RIP, Michael.
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19 posted 01-27-2008 01:48 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Just remembering some of Michael's wisdom in a time of retrospection.
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20 posted 01-01-2009 04:37 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

"If you still breathe, thereís always hope"

In moments of remembering~~

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