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I Threw My Lighter Into the Sea

Updated on April 27, 2013

I threw my lighter into the sea

And watched it sink

Until I couldn't see it anymore

I was afraid that I would use it

To keep a flame burning

That I had to have the courage

To let die when it wanted to

I didn't want to spoil

The most wonderful thing

I've ever had

By trying to make it last forever



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      steve james 

      5 years ago

      I like this poem, reemitting the words like a lighthouse refection moving you onward to tranquil shores

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Good poem. Straight and to the point.

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      Alan R Lancaster 

      6 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Poignant. What can anyone add?

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, I associate this poem with trying to give up smoking. This task is very difficult, but saves your life. Voted up.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wow Koshaugh - Such a powerful testament! You are truly gifted my dear.

      Sincerely,

      a fan

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you very much!

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      Jon 

      6 years ago from UK

      Great write, imagery was awesome

      Jon

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      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      good one

      voted up and all:-)

    • Koshaugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks!!

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      jeromicus 

      6 years ago from Jonesboro, AR

      Wow.

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      IntegrityYes 

      6 years ago

      You are destined for greatness.

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