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Burning Lantern

June 4, 2021
By Methmi PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
Methmi PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
43 articles 4 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“When things get hard, stop for awhile and look back and see how far you’ve come. Don’t forget how rewarding it is. You are the most beautiful flower, more than anyone else in this world.”


Gently and vividly you created me; why?
To fly me in the dark sky

I came to your childish hands
You sent me off to the Swedish lands

With an aromatic candle shinning in
As a golden little tin

I went through the clouds higher and higher
With the flamed thing, it was a fire

Hearing children crying out as a melodious pattern
"Ah! see that glamorous flying lantern"

I see my fire was overjoyed
"Be controlled" I cried

The fire which shone me lit up soon
As the dark clouds hit the moon

I was just ashes nothing left more
A fallen crashed lantern, down by the shore


The author's comments:

About the sadness of a burning lantern


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Aug. 31 at 9:49 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
104 articles 31 photos 813 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I say
It just begins to live
That day."
--Emily Dickenson

This is so profound.