Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

' Flame '


An ecru jar candle burns ~
Vanilla fragrance fills the room
The flame flickers brightly
Banishing an oppressive gloom.

The gray-stone fireplace logs burn ~
Warm heat wafts through the room;
The flames lap like tongues of fire
Banishing the cold and gloom.

With snow outside, warmth within ~
The comfort and warmth of this room
Cause my grateful heart to burn with love
For my Lord Who banishes all gloom.

Contemplating the Lord's goodness
As I sit in my comfortable room
My spirit soars; the fire roars ~
All is LIGHT ~ gone is the gloom.

Submitted: Sunday, January 28, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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Comments about this poem (' Flame ' by Carmela Patterson )

  • Freshman - 2,106 Points Hans Vr (9/6/2013 8:32:00 PM)

    Superb, fantastically written, melodious with great content
    I love this poem very much
    Keep writing, Mel (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jean Dament (7/1/2010 11:34:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem about the fire & light dispelling the gloom with reference to the Lord doing the same for us. Well done.

    Spiritsong (Report) Reply

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