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I watch this flame pass
from match to wick,
gently stepping over
a great divide.
This flame and I
are not so different:
it comes into being from nothingness;
it eats and grows, smokes, and rests.
It gets angry,
destroys homes,
consumes flesh.
Sated, it becomes calm,
retreats into coals,
smoldering through the night.
Domesticated
by a piece of string,
it makes its home in a cave of wax.
It chases the shadows away
and stands watch through the night.
It sways
and dances in the darkness
before it is extinguished
in the blink
of an eye.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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HJRPeters said...
today at 3:18 pm:
I really liked the way you used your words very deep. Poetry like this should get its own award.
 
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TravelerenRouteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 12:24 am:
You did a great job!!
 
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TravelerenRouteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 12:22 am:
I completely agree!
 
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AJ_Bettick said...
Sep. 23 at 12:31 pm:
I love this poem.  It's a really cool metphor
 
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StarryGrunge said...
Sep. 1 at 4:07 pm:
Impressive. I love your metaphor of being like the flame. I can relate. Good job on getting this published, you deserve it!
 
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GGLovesLife said...
Oct. 19, 2012 at 7:38 am:
I think you did a wonderful job without over doing it. :) You're getting: five stars.
 
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HiChanel said...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm:
Amazing Job! I love this, it's really good.
 
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Bomer said...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm:
wow i never would have thought of that. Its so positive it was breath taking thank you for your piece
 
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SweetThing said...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm:
i love how you wrote it in a relatable sense 
 
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Hawkeye101 said...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm:
nice job that was a great poem
 
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MarieAntoinette2012 said...
Sept. 24, 2012 at 11:06 am:
Aren't we all candles at one time or another? it really makes you think.
 
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writer3499 said...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm:
Beautiful! And it's really well writen...love it! It's relatable and powerful, great peom!!
 
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shaylapurple16 said...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:21 am:
Wow. This is a great poem! It's so relatable and expresses so many things. Congrats on getting in the magazine :) Maybe someday I will too...please read my stuff if you'd like! Great job!  
 
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juicyfan6 said...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm:
Great job! I understand where you're coming from, and this poem was written very well! 
 
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livelovelaugh353 said...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:54 am:
This was beautifully written and I completely understand where you are coming from. I hope you are able to keep your candle lit (:
 
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mellowmari said...
Jun. 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm:
This poem really showcases your feelings! I give it two thumbs up!
 
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Soccerisme said...
Jun. 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm:
Great work! I totally understand and this poem was written fantastically! 
 
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dragon1572 said...
Jun. 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm:
Amazing poem, imagery and description was great and through this each reader can relate it to his/her own personal experience. Great work.
 
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The-Silent-Call said...
Jun. 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm:
I love the reference to the controlled haven of the candle wick, to the burning down of homes. There is such a large definition of fire, but I believe you potrayed it quite well!
 
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Two of Tow said...
May 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm:
Read Farenheit 451
 
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