A Dark in the Candle

June 28, 2011
By changerswriter GOLD, Rancho Mirage, California
changerswriter GOLD, Rancho Mirage, California
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We’ve heard the saying, “A candle in the dark,”
And it means a beacon of hope,
Iin something dark.
But what about this one little candle, who is in a room of light,
But is dark?
Perfect, people would say,
About this candle.
Perfectly round,
Perfectly shaped,
Perfectly long wick,
Perfectly colored,
Perfectly scented.
But they don’t ever notice the wick.
Why do people never realize,
Sometimes the wick is dark?
The candle may be white, pure, strong, happy, jovial.
But the wick, the heart of the candle, is black.
Maybe that wick will be hidden among the perfect wax.
Maybe that wick will be scrunched up on the inside of the candle, so you have to dig your hands,
The wax out of the candle, to reach the wick. Maybe you’ll have to search for a long time.
But in the end, that wick is black.
Hidden among the outer illusion of joy,
Is the black wick. The heart.
Why do you not see?

The author's comments:
I was talking with my Aunt today about my ex-best friend, and how I hadn't confided in anyone about how I was feeling. I realized that without meaning to, I had become like this candle, perfect on the outside, but smoldering (pun not intended) on the inside.

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