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Like a Candle in the Dark - a Poem

Updated on October 23, 2012
"LIFE TAKES US TO UNEXPECTED PLACES. LOVE BRINGS US HOME." Photo Credit: This is a candle that softly lit up a corner of my bestfriend's beautiful home and fellow hubber, CrisSp.  Thank you, Cris!
"LIFE TAKES US TO UNEXPECTED PLACES. LOVE BRINGS US HOME." Photo Credit: This is a candle that softly lit up a corner of my bestfriend's beautiful home and fellow hubber, CrisSp. Thank you, Cris! | Source

This poem was dug out from my old compilations. I was younger then when I wrote this. The poem of Mhatter99 "Lonely Tears By Candlelight" inspired me to look for my "candle" poem. Dear Friends, please also visit a beautiful poem by Mhatter99 at http://mhatter99.hubpages.com/hub/Lonely_Tears_By_Candlelight



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"Like a Candle in the Dark"


Catch my tears, unrestrained, loosely falling

My flame once bright, now is rapidly fading

My innocence is nothing but full of pain

Once lustre and smooth, what am I to gain?


The hot spot and where it’s passion blue

Once when love was pure scarlet and true

Then night swallows my cries in the dark

Drowning in silence, my only light embark.


Alone, I sit alone, my spark glitters spread

My scent fills the room like petals on the bed

Sail my love, safely sail back to me tonight

The ship’s lighted lamp will be a beautiful sight.


The end is nearing weakening my strength

The flicker of heartbeat lessens by tenth

When the moon hides and yet you’re not here

My love it’s alright, the thought of you diminishes fear.


The shadows dance about while I wait still

Dripping tears kept my feet on the windowsill

Then, I see a lamp pass through the mist

From a hazy distance, a kiss flew; I felt kissed.


You’ve proven then that your love is amazing

You’ll find me not just glowing, but a’blazing

My fire have kept its tender promise, not lies

The radiance in my blue eyes is no disguise.


Come sweet love, turn my tears into golden syrup

My warmth, my burning desire has not given up

Light up my fire enough to touch your face

I longed for your truelove, your loving embrace.


≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon) - "Like A Candle In The Dark" poem, 09.18.2012


As your ship came gradually clearing from the deep night's mist, the beating of my heart sounded like drums. I know you've heard it echoed towards you for I caught your flying kiss by the window where I stood.
As your ship came gradually clearing from the deep night's mist, the beating of my heart sounded like drums. I know you've heard it echoed towards you for I caught your flying kiss by the window where I stood. | Source

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    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Quirinus, what a pleasure for you to drop by. Meditation and the ideas that it produce, the work of one's inner soul. That is truly awe-inspiring how meditation works for you too. And yes, during the sleep mode, lol. Thank you and I'm delighted to see you.

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

      5 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Soulful poetry, thanks!

      "Their births form and emerge subconsciously in my sleep", you wrote on your profile. Interesting to share a similar experience of getting hub material from our sleep state, coming from the soul (sub/unconscious). Some of mine come from meditation as well.

      Coming from the soul, it can't be anything but beautiful. Voted up!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! I'd would wish for the candle to keep burning too for wishing all things in life and love be beautiful.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. This is really lovely. May that candle continue burning. Passing this on.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Longing, patience and true love...thank you picklesandrufus!

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      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Beautiful words from one lover to another over the distance. Vote up and awesome!!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      sen.sush, I was ready to sign off and I saw your comment. Thank you for being here and leaving me kind thoughts. Indeed you are right about rewriting some old compositions because we become better writers as we mature. Now, I find my old 'teen' poems silly and needs a lot of polishing. They seem too less expressive, too innocent, too naïve and look more like song lyrics. Love to see you here. Giving you the same love~ Tess

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      Sushmita 

      6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      I like to come back to that page of yours, on FB, since you found me, and I found you. So I am here. This poem throws such a soft and calming glow, I feel de-stressed. Sometimes revisiting your old works and rewriting them is a good idea- many famous poets are said to have done that. Love you.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you for the warmth your words have expressed, Faith Reaper. I have composed many other poems during my high school years and when first love arrived and flourished. I just need to go through them again one by one. God bless your kind heart. Love you, too!~Tess

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you always exploring! Lighting cheers for you!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Brilliant! I am so thrilled you are sharing your awesome mind that God has given you to share such gifted writings with us here precious one. And you had to dig this one up from long ago! Amazing. Whew! It is warming up around here tonight to say the least! LOL Your light shines so brightly here dear one, let no one diminish it. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      What a fabulous picture. I loved this. A candle in the dark, conjures such beauty. Thank you..Cheers

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi billybuc! I applied the word "golden syrup" because it is sweet and transparently sparkling. It shouldn't be sad bitter tears...

      If only a teardrop is sweet and not at all salty, I wonder what's going to happen? Maybe crying will never stop, lol!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Oh wow, teaches! That's a beautiful expression too! Thank you.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you, xstatic and here's a much warmth and love to you too. Take care and have a nice day!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      rajan jolly, my friend, what a perfect message on the candle, eh? Great timing for an old poem. Thank you for finding the poem lovely and beautiful! May you have the lovelight in your life!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      My dear Mhatter99, thank you for the encouragement. I must continue...

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello jhamann! Glad this poem took you somewhere, Jamie! Thank you for sailin' by.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Dear Cris, I sincerely thank you for that little candle in the corner of your cozy home. Sorry, I take my camera with me anywhere and I thought that that candle gave out a good soft glow; gotta take a shot, lol.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Turn my tears into golden syrup.....what a beautiful line in a beautiful poem. Well done my friend!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      What a beautiful expression of love. The light of love does bring all into a better view.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful work again. Expresses much love and warmth.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Lovely poem. The picture of the candle connects very well with the poem.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Deeply beautiful expression of feelings. Please continue. Thank you.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      What a passionate poem so very well written. Thank you for sharing, it was an incredible experience. Jamie

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Beautiful! That candle although placed in the corner of my house keeps me centered in peacefulness. And, I'd consciously inhale its fresh smelling scent that invigorates me.

      Your soul radiates light as expressed in this poem. Very inspirational! May your inner light continue to shine!

      Voted up, beautiful and definitely sharing and pinning!

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