Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,581 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Life’s Candle Flame - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Our life is like a candle-wick aflame,
Whose glowing brightness drives darkness away,
And keeps on burning though a fierce Wind came,
To sputter, spew forth smoke, all night ‘til day.

A blowing Gale can make us burn too fast;
The wind can put the flame off premature;
Both wick and wax must synchronously last;
Our teacher best is dear Mother Nature.

How long each candle lasts? No one can tell;
How bright the flame can be? Depends on us;
Yet, some waste wick and wax to burn like hell!
God expects us to burn steady sans fuss.

A candle ought to light the world that’s dark;
Yet, burn with steadiness without a spark!

5-18-2002 by Dr John Celes

Comments about Sonnet: Life’s Candle Flame by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • (4/10/2006 7:34:00 PM)

    Beautiful sonnet, Dr. Celes. We need to shine on until He takes us home. Thank you for sharing.

    Warm regards,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 27, 2003

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