Eric Cockrell

Light The Flame! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

we light the flame,
and carry the torch;
protecting the fire

from wind and rain,
and anything that would

stumbling, bumbling,
falling down, and getting
back up....

often times our own
worst enemy....
beliving we're alone

in the heat of the fray...
the sound of footsteps
behind us, tiny footsteps....

turning, we find
small children, all different
ages and colors;

male and female....
carrying small torches
waiting to be lit....

with the hope of
the future!

Comments about Light The Flame! by Eric Cockrell

  • Vipins PuthooranVipins Puthooran (10/5/2011 4:50:00 PM)

    The light in the heart of the young will pave their way to future...nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • Terence George Craddock (10/5/2011 8:30:00 AM)

    A beautiful poetic metaphor dedicating passing the flame to the next generation. (Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (10/5/2011 8:14:00 AM)

    Yes, they are the hope of the future, there is no question of that. I think you did well to break this into stanza for each tells a little bit that culminates in we are the hope of the future. How true this is!

    This is fine verse, and I liek it!

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  • Dave Walker (10/5/2011 7:51:00 AM)

    Good poem. I think we all carry a little
    hope around with us. Good write.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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