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Lonely Tears By Candlelight (poem)

Updated on August 4, 2012

Another dream I held too tight

Has managed to slip out of sight

And so I spend another night

With lonely tears by candlelight


Here was a kiss I’d come to know

Amid this world she came to grow

And as she did she brought a glow

To one who stared into a plight

With lonely tears by candlelight


Each step I took she danced along

With every mood a special song

Amid such right what could go wrong

Those moments made we would prolong

We never had to share delight

With lonely tears by candlelight


My shadow formed another stream

Another pool another dream

At first it earned your gracious gleam

Until I made it so supreme

And blessed it with a sacred team

As she hid somewhere out of sight

With lonely tears by candlelight


And on I ranted day by bay

A child who had to get his way

She’s now a puppet for my play

Do every little thing I say

There in the mirror my dismay

Too late for she had gone away


Another dream slipped out of sight

I should have learned to hold her right

And so I spend another night

With lonely tears by candlelight


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    • sen.sush23 profile image


      6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      When love becomes a perversion, in the sense of possession, it inevitably becomes a sad song. Hatter, it was difficult, inspite of the sweet, lyrical tune, to get to the story. But once I read it a second time, the entire story jumped out at me- and made me feel sad. Wonderful work done here.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Like a candlelight, loneliness is...there it stands in silence, tears flowing non-stop 'til they all dry up. Awesome poem and I'd like to share this Mhatter on my Passionate Poetry page on Facebook. You are very much welcome to check it out if it interests you. Thank you.

      p.s. I am more inspired now to pursue working on a poem subject -- the candle because of your poetry. I have no proper title for it yet and I will add a link to this awesome poem of yours.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Beautiful, Mh! I think I've been there a time or two...well, holding a guy...not a girl. :)

    • newusedcarssacram profile image


      6 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      beautiful poetry...I would love to vote this up!

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      6 years ago

      I definitely voted up.

    • Ann1Az2 profile image


      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      "with lonely tears by candlelight" is such a beautiful line. Loneliness just seems to go so well with candlelight in this poem - voted up.

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      Patty Kenyon 

      6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Awesome, Beautiful, and Voted UP!!!! WOW, I just loved the way you wrote this poem....Absolutely Amazing!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So sad and touching and lovely.

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      6 years ago from Delhi

      feels my own.....very same story....simply marvelous!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Amazing poetry from one of the best. Beautiful!!

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The travesty of loss..

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love the rhythm and repetition of this poem, how you add a line to lengthen the stanzas.Well done. Beautiful work!

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      6 years ago

      You are so talented; cannot comment any further all previous comments say it all.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      The one that got away, sad but oh, so beautifully done. Yes, awesome is the word.

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      6 years ago from london

      Awesome writing, though there is lost there seems hope of ray,

      Great writing.


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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Once again, Publish a book of poems!! You will make it. I bet people on hub pages will buy it! And many others. Sorry no comment except for this one, hope you don't mind. Won't bug you again about this. Next time will tell you how much I like your poems. They are all wonderful.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Agree with rcrumple there. It hurts bad. Well expressed, MHatter.

    • rcrumple profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky

      To have loved and lost hurts like hell. The pain is well expressed through the words you express.

      Great Job!

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      6 years ago from usa

      Oh how sad and so beautifully written!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania


      So very sad, but you delivered it perfectly buddy!

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      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It's hard to lose someone and know they didn't see you at your best. Guilt and grief tend to keep each other company all the time.


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