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A Poem...A Candle Burning Bright

Updated on March 16, 2011

Sparkling and shimmering the candle glows,

my hopes and dreams swirling in the vibrant orange hues.

Like a graceful ballerina

the light dances and sways,

my thoughts mesmerized by the silent beat,

its beauty reflects through the windows of my soul.

I feel empowered. I feel hopeful.

This tiny flame casts its light illuminating the darkness.

What a symbol to embrace!

Let my heart be like the candle

spreading its light of joy, of compassion, of love.

Let it reflect in the hearts of many

and awaken our senses,

to live in the light...

to be the light...

forever burning bright.


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      manatita44 2 years ago from london This one is for you. A dedication. Please read.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks erthfriend, this is like an Ode to the Candle! So beautiful, so sublime and so heavenly in its content! I am so happy to see a poet who writes of things that I dream and vision, and strive to share.

      Light ... , this powerful quality that we all need so badly! I have just done an Ode to The Rose and will do another to the flame of the candle. By His Grace, I hope that it is worthy to be a dedication to someone with a sublime and beautiful Heart. Much Love, Ertfriend. You showed up next to my Ode here and that's how I found you. In Love and Light.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      I will tell you the truth. I think that this is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing work.

      I loved the way you presented your topic. Wonderful graphics.

      This piece was helpful, informative and very interesting.I was glad to vote Up and all of the choices.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.


      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Runjhun 3 years ago

      Amazing poem it's mesmerising and utterly beautiful keep writing such poems which touch the soul all the best!!

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      Tara's 4 years ago

      It is nice

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      jackie 4 years ago

      Amazing work. I used the poem to teach my students about hope, compassion and love. Thank you.

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      amazu 4 years ago

      this is an amazing poem. i could fel the vibe while reading... it goes right to your heart

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      michael 4 years ago

      perfect thanx!

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      Roxy Stanyon 5 years ago

      I hope you do not mind but I have used this on my blog in memory of my beautiful Mum who I am remembering today especially as I lost her two years ago. Thank you so much for sharing you have quite a talent.

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      Michael Beskalis 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I really loved this. You weaved the words together beautifuly.

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      Nikhil 5 years ago

      Its nice..

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      erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

      I am honored. Thank you : )

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      suresh raina not the real 1 5 years ago

      really like it. it brings u new hope.

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      shikha 5 years ago

      its jst soo nice

      i really enjoy this one

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      Kaysha 5 years ago

      Will Ditto is presenting this as his own work on Facebook.

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      Sana 6 years ago

      I hope you don't mind, but, I liked this poem and I used it on a photo I took..... not here, but on >.

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      Foxies Words 6 years ago from Boston, MA

      I really enjoyed reading this poem.

      Serene and beautiful.

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      Five One Cows 7 years ago from Moo Town

      I just had to read this poem again, cause I really like it. I hope your Christmas holidays were great. When you get a chance, stop on by and check out my newest holiday Stinky addition. I think you will like it.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      .......well you can light my candle anytime ....your poetic soul is sacred to me because I know of the decent sincere person who is behind these pure and heartfelt words ....and it's someone special like you!!!!!

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      Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Beautiful! Well-done word picture!

      I love candles, but with 4 rambunctions cats, I don't dare light them often. Usually, I line up a row in the bathtub behind the shower doors when we have guests...otherwise, they sit collecting dust...that makes me sad. Yet, I love my cats, and would prefer my house not burn down. ;-)

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      Five One Cows 7 years ago from Moo Town

      That's an awesome photo you have in this hub erthfrend. Thanks for stopping by the Stinky hub and leaving me that warm comment. Take care & I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New year.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I enjoy candles especially the aroma scented ones that can remind me of so many different good experiences from my past.

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Absolutely divine, like a candle in the wind forever blowing. It's flicker glowing for the needy down trodden and the lost.

      In your world of homeless animals may there always be someone with a generous heart to help and give shelter and be kindred spirits in the night.

      Let their always be light in peoples hearts.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 7 years ago

      Very nice and subtle. Got me in the holiday spirit. Cheers.

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      aww thank you SO much Fred!

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      And the darkness cannot overcome it!

      Beautiful! You shine like a star!

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      suzie and tnderhrt, thank you! Im so glad you both enjoyed it!

      Manny, I know you as quite the critic so Im thrilled that you liked it so much! YAY!!!

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      mannyrolando 7 years ago

      I love it! I have read it a few times and it is becoming one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      I could feel the warmth of the glow! Lovely, inspirational piece!

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This poem just flowed so easily. Very nice.

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      Kookoo88 and Wolfbrother, thank you both so much for your wonderful comments : )

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      Wolfbrother 7 years ago from England

      amazing poem :)

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      kookoo88 7 years ago from Cripple Creek

      This is wonderful. May your candle never burn out. :)