Blue candle

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A prayer
Need not have words
It can be
A candle
Lit to represent
A heartfelt
Deep desire.

A large blue candle burned
A while each day
For many, many days
For weeks
And months
Once words ran out
To pray a prayer
For someone dear
Till at last
It too burnt out
The wick too short
To stand in molten wax.

About Rosalie Squires

'Who am I?' is a question whose answer keeps evolving, that can be answered in many, many ways; that has no known answer at all. But there are some clues to be found: stocksharpsquires.wordpress.
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2 Responses to Blue candle

  1. Beautiful. You had me at a prayer need not not have words. Really lovely!

  2. 🙂
    Maybe it is a particular temptation to those of us who love to write that we think words can do everything. And sometimes they just can’t.

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