Xelam Kan

Candle In The Wind - Poem by Xelam Kan

In a dark gloomy night
And the around was blessed with fear and fright
Rain, lightning and thunder storm
snatched away the sweet night`s charm

A child of ten and two
Was dressed in red and blue
Lapped by a mother tight and close
A last hug of her dear son, she knows.'
In her tender but shivering arms,
Try to make him calm.

Her love Faith and tears
All were melting in despair
Helpless to ease her child`s pain
She prayed but all in vain.
The mother was sure
That her son`s curse will never be cured
And he will never see and hear
The next rising sun and the morning cheers.

In his meek broken voice
The boy stated last his choice
'But why heaven cursed me so?
Like storm engulfs an exhausted dove
Did I do any wrong that much? '
That spared my soul for devil`s touch? '

'I just followed the butterflies
And echoed the singing birds cries
Wandered around the daffodils and lilies
And was friendly with every living species
Loved the colors of rainbow
And always versed in a gentle lingo, '
Then why my cursed not ceased?
Deprived from all fun and feast'

Ah! His poor broken heart mother
Kissed him hard and Burst into tears
'O heaven send thy mercy
Spare my child from such harsh tendency
He is just two and ten
And never did any sin.
My heart is bleeding
And you're even not heeding
Bless his soul and ease his dying breaths
Be kind O lord! In these hours of death.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

based on true story.......

Comments about Candle In The Wind by Xelam Kan

  • (3/15/2016 4:29:00 PM)

    Very touching poem. None can answer to child's innocent cries. (Report) Reply

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  • Godfrey Morris (5/27/2015 9:22:00 PM)

    Great write. Enjoy reading. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (4/26/2015 8:30:00 PM)

    Heart wrenching. Very powerful. (Report) Reply

  • Professor Plum (4/20/2015 5:01:00 PM)

    Terrific poem! Very touching. (Report) Reply

  • (10/23/2014 12:07:00 PM)

    Tenderly touching my heart with grief and sorrow for this little one in pain. Very poignant poem, fantastic imagery, underlying feelings and emotions are intense and move the poem's rhythm from the mind to the heart. You are an excellent writer of poetry! Thank you for sharing it! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 10:34:00 PM)

    a well written story with great imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (6/8/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    A brief composition with well-built imagery...a picture in words. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (6/7/2013 1:12:00 PM)

    Indeed touching poem, i think words are not enough to show the beauty of your artistic feature...am almost crying (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2013 1:29:00 PM)

    really a vary heart touching story... (Report) Reply

  • Crystal Castro (2/26/2013 1:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful...comes up a little bit (Report) Reply

  • Alafe Ramat (2/21/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    Whao! Ur lines can fuel d dreams of twenty-five million readers, grt work there. (Report) Reply

  • Alafe Ramat (2/21/2013 12:40:00 PM)

    Whao! Nw isn't dt awesome! Lv how u tel abt every detail. (Report) Reply

  • Briana Knight (1/17/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    I love it! ! ! ! :) The airy mood, you did a fine job! (Report) Reply

  • Aya Nasr (1/17/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    i love it, , touched me [3 (Report) Reply

  • Franca Kenneth (1/14/2013 11:31:00 AM)

    Heartbreaking poem. Filled with sadness that i couldnt stop my body from shivering. Wondering what happened next. (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (1/14/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    This is much different from typical Gulsherian. I have no right to rate this piece and comment for it what I can do read it as many times as I can till my heartbeats get to normal. Tears dear tears you brought I could not see the words correctly. the light in the room mingled with my tears and I have to dry my eyes again and again. No one knows why but I know. I have said this once Why me Allah. I loved this Gulsher. I am already a fan of your artistic ability and the way you choose your words and then arrange them in such a way that the reader is enchanted.
    A fantastic Narrative poem that has the power of an Epic
    (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/12/2013 1:55:00 PM)

    Very sad and poignant write. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/9/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    your composition shows you get one with the characters you describe and write about! (Report) Reply

  • Tajudeen Shah (1/7/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    Dear John,
    Been touching your lines, and my inner self is not satiated yet, for the anticipation is not filled yet. Kindly revise this piece of poesy for me. You can make it a wonderfully appealing one. I request you to give another attempt after yourself reading those lines closely, analytically. To submit you a garland of appreciation is all in there, but thats not what i crave to know from you. Your craft of incarnating Medusa is still in the very lines of brain! That expectation is still bright.
    with great regards, and your eyes and comments on my 'the time Tree' is very much expected. rgds.
    taj shah
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2013 7:35:00 AM)

    Hats off to you for your brilliant execution of such literary pieces and your consistent contribution on such human phases filled with the moisture of love and care will surely be speaking for your graded writing talent. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 3, 2013

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