Little Flickering Light (A Doggerel In Simple English)
The Everlasting Flickering Light
“Doggerel” is a noun symbolizing comic verses that are irregular in rhythm and in rhyme. Another simple meaning is “trivial or bad poetry”. To get away with my senseless rendering and not having to apologize for the “bad poetry” I call my poetic masterpiece, “doggerel”. The title is "Little Flickering Light" or to be more precise "My Dearest Little Flickering Light".
Life is a journey of adventure, just like “Alice In Wonderland”. Sometimes in dreamland, sometimes in romance, sometimes lost in space! When you have traveled the distance that I had, you will know life better. As I said this doggerel is my personal masterpiece, full of intrigues, romance, mysteries and miseries. The truth cannot be told in the open, so remains hidden in this “four-line” nonsensical poetry form. See whether you can dig them out.
I doggedly dedicate this nonsensical piece to Alice in Wonderland, what a sweet, pure, pretty, little pearl that I will forever behold.
You may like to take the quiz at the end of this “bad poetry”.
My Dearest Little Flickering Light
This is the doggerel of a flickering light
How to set it right
Stubbornly refused to be extinguished
Causing pain and anguish
Love at first sight
Never got it right
The light was bright as noon sun
That was how it had begun
Half a century, the story told
Now it is old
That little flickering light
Still in sight
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
Never fades yonder
Haunting image comes and goes
That flickering light still glows
Out of sight out of mind
But fate is teasing
“Can you guess who I am?”
“Out of the blues, I am here.”
Oh dear, no idea
You little flickering light
Still flickering for sure
Loved ones we share
But the flickering light is still there
Still flickering at the far end
Cannot touch by hand
The pure pretty flickering light
Half a century burning bright
See it from a mile
I can only sadly smile
Good angels guiding hands
Never want to put an end
To this pretty flickering light
Then let it burn forever bright
Repeatedly brought back to life
When memories were about to die
Just when memories going to fade
The flickering light brought back by fate
Teasing secret desires
The flickering light appearing yonder
Making the heavy heart grow fonder
I can see but not touch
I can hope but no heart
I can write but no response
I can wish but lukewarm
Silence is not golden
Just makes the heart broken
How nice if just a token
To acknowledge what is spoken
Have a heart sweetheart
Make a start
Show some empathy
Or at least sympathy
Doggerel is meant to confuse
If you can’t figure out
What this piece is about
Then you are excused
Here my story ends
Full of nonsense
Not worth investigating
My Dearest Little Flickering Light!
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And Now The Closing Sequel
Due to a very surprised reaction after publishing this satirical doggerel, I have decided to end it all in the final sequel, "This Silly Old Flame (A Short Doggerel To Tickle)".
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