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Jack Growden

(1997 / Townsville, Australia)

The Candle


Beside the candle
We sing but still bicker
Watching the flames -
We quarrel as they flicker.
Though causeways are slowly bridged
While the wax pool grows steady,
And eyes transfixed, we wait -
As the last act is ready.

With exuberant zeal
We seize a brief chance
To shatter the silence
And jovially dance!
A baptism soon awaits:
Rather grave and tough to handle,
Though just for the moment
We are reprieved by the candle.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Copyright Jack Growden,2014.

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  • Jack Growden (1/11/2014 12:16:00 AM)

    Thanks Roseann, I am truly humbled! I would be thrilled for you to read my entire collection, and keep commenting your thoughts. Jack Growden (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/10/2014 12:39:00 AM)

    Very good poem. I like the first, second and last lines the best - they have a melody and rhythm of their own
    that appeals to my poetical mind. Love it! ! Keep on writing - I look forward to reading more of your poetry.
    Thank you for sharing, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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