Jack Growden

Rookie - 278 Points (1997 / Townsville, Australia)

The Candle - Poem by Jack Growden

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.


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Copyright Jack Growden,2014.

Comments about The Candle by Jack Growden

  • Rookie - 278 Points 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

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  • Gold Star - 23,485 Points 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

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (1/10/2014 12:21:00 AM)

    Thanks Mary, feel free to read my other poems too. Your feedback is appreciated! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Mary Amrutha (1/9/2014 6:09:00 AM)

    good work... keep it up (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 4, 2014


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