Thoughts in Candle Light

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In the gentle flicker of the candle light

our emotions ebb and flow.

The wax lingers on the candle side

and shares memories of times before,

when friendship gave way to more.

Never the forbidden fruit

and yet, something illicit.

The crescendo of light from the crystal glass’s,

our minds are heady from the wine we drink,

deep, dark red, like the essence of blood

running through our veins.

Pulsating heart, as if to burst,

as laughter is overcome by lust.

I dip my finger into the melted wax

and recoil from the sharp sting of heat,

just like my greed needs to be quenched,

and my desire overcome.

Your hands are like a powerful medicine

and my body is your chemistry set.

For from our love and sweat,

a pure perfume will be setting the world alight.

Galloping horses charge forward along the shore,

as your passion, and grace alights the inferno

that I am inside,

My heart is as dust in your hand

so fragile and true,

and yet, I have the power to fill your mind

with magic, myth and truth.

I chance to ask

“Do you have the courage to follow me

Or are your convictions just a passing fancy?”

Only you hold the secret

to the magical, mystery tour.

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thebluestar 3 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Thank you so much, I am so thrilled that you enjoyed this hub, it was dedicated to a lovely friend of mine who is never far from my heart. x


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Oooooh, sweetly endearing and romantic. You are an exquisite poet. This was sensuous and steamy and deliciously written. I love this part:

"Galloping horses charge forward along the shore,

as your passion, and grace alights the inferno

that I am inside,

Hugs to you Annette. Keep that talent flowing.

Peg


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi Pamela, thank you so much for your support hunnie, and for stopping by to read.


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi Rosemay, thank you so much my friend for the lovely comment. I hope he does realise how I feel, somehow I guess he does. Net:)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful poem, Annette!

Oh, those hands, those hands......

"Your hands are like a powerful medicine

and my body is your chemistry set."

Voted up and stirring :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This is a beautiful poem of love and I also love those last two lines. Voted beautiful.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Oh Net you wrote this so beautifully. Exqusite and tastefullly done. He is a lucky guy to have you care so much for him.

Voted up


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hey Jim, high five my friend. Nice to have you visit. You have it my friend, your convictions always are followed through! Net:)


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi lucybelle, thank you so much for stopping by to leave me a lovely comment. Net:)


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi babes, I guess I owe you a mail, and maybe get some advice from you :) Thank you for your continued support hunnie. :)


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi Ruby, thank you for your continued support hunnie. This poem is dedicated to a very special friend who is going through tough times in his life at the moment. :)


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi Joyce, thank you for being so insightful. I will mail you shortly to bring you up to speed. :)


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

My convictions are never a passing fancy Net. Just ask anyone who really knows me :)

The Frog


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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

Very beautiful and moving! Loved it.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Just my kind of poem. Did something happen recenlty that I should know about?....lol

Annette I love it, so seductive yet true to life.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful, seductive for sure. I could smell the candle wax as it dripped..Phew.. You have that gift. What a tour!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I love the last two lines. I wonder who prompted this from you. The poem is amazing. Voted up and awesome my good friend, Joyce.

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