Jessie Hopkins

Rookie - 0 Points (9/23/94 / Missouri, United States)

The Candle - Poem by Jessie Hopkins

It was time for him to leave.
Pulled away by the call of duty.
His new wife stood nearby
and with a gasp, began to cry.

He gathered her into his arms,
both praying the other will be protected from harm.
He whispered gently into her ear,
"There is nothing, my love, to fear."

"I will be back someday.
Keep a candle to light my way.
We may be apart
but know you'll always have my heart.

"So light a candle for me.
Send your love across the sea.
And with that love
I'll follow that candle home."

She wiped away a tear
and said, "I'll do more than that, my dear.
I'll sing a song
that you may not be gone for long."

And with a last goodbye,
she watched his plane take off into the sky.
She swore she heard
His voice whisper to her,

"I will be back someday.
Keep a candle to light my way.
We may be apart
but know you'll always have my heart.

"So light a candle for me.
Send your love across the sea.
And with that love
I'll follow that candle home."

She kept that candle burning bright
as she thought of her love far away.
Until one day, there came a knock at the door
and her heart leapt
at the familiar voice that began to say,

"My love, I've come home to stay.
Your candle lit my way.
We'll never be apart
and love is burning in my heart.

"So come kiss me.
I've come back across the sea.
Because of your love
I've finally come back home."

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Kinda can be sung to the tune of 'The Christmas Shoes'. Kinda.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012



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