Joseph Anderson

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The Candle's Burning Low - Poem by Joseph Anderson

We met down at the city park,
Where old folk often go
And today he seemed unduly sad.
His thoughts were causing woe.

He spoke and this he told me,
In a mood of reverie;
''I hope the things I've said or done
Will merit memory.

A memory that goes beyond
The markings on my grave;
A memory that some way tells
The efforts that I gave.

The light we shine within our time,
In true reality
Sets firm the legacy we leave,
Through out eternity.

From the womb until our final act,
Is when we write life's rhyme;
And my candle's burning lower-
So much undone, so little time''.


Comments about The Candle's Burning Low by Joseph Anderson

  • (1/10/2016 7:27:00 PM)


    Wonderfully written, our time is very short compared to eternity and we will never have time to finish what we've begun unless we never do anything. Our candle's may be burning low, but our desires and passion still run through our beings with an unending love of life. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (12/10/2012 12:00:00 PM)


    Great poem, you need no comment from me except to say enjoy the way you write.
    Adeline
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  • Ruby Honeytip (11/22/2012 7:20:00 AM)


    Well Mr Anderson....there's something very special going on here.....
    WOW!
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  • (5/6/2012 5:34:00 PM)


    Though low, I hope that his continues to burn for years to come. As time goes by, the candle for us all will start to burn lower. Very thought provoking and so real. A great piece. 10.

    PS: When you get a chance, please take a look at mine, titled “Time Is…” This poem reminds me of it.
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  • (2/15/2011 1:03:00 PM)


    Joe, just a beautifuly written poem, by a master poet. Both our candles are burning low, but your legacy as a poet will continue to grow, and grow no matter how short the candle becomes. Thanks for a great write. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2011 8:13:00 AM)


    Joe this is such a lovely poem and as fof the candle i hope it burns for many more years. 10 (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (11/11/2010 3:21:00 PM)


    No need to comment on such a well written and power packed poem. Even the title says it all.10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010



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