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Flame MAG

December 1, 2008
By Karah J., Schnecksville, PA, Schnecksville, PA

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.
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.

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this was: my life resembles a candle light. Bright at times, then it completely turns around and I feel dark, sad, and abandoned. I hope whoever reads this will feel what I felt, and not judge, but understand. Thank you.

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on Mar. 27 2009 at 3:13 am
NikkiNitrogen GOLD, Troy, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
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I really get that but with my poems you would never geass that these works of sorrow and life came from me.

on Mar. 26 2009 at 6:59 pm
firstsnowfalls DIAMOND, Marcellus, New York
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Awesome emotion. I can feel it in every line. This is an amazing piece, and very easy to relate to.

on Mar. 24 2009 at 10:34 pm
YeseniaG SILVER, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Life is what happens when you're busy making plans.

great cadence. i can totally relate to it too

calita01_23 said...
on Mar. 24 2009 at 4:22 pm
I did understand where your coming from at a time.

I used to be the same way but then I just went to GOd with my problems.

I liked your poem but it was gloomy

telling me that your mad and yourself and others for making your life a certain way.

but you can get away from that.

Know that you can make it through:)

on Mar. 23 2009 at 3:44 pm
Estelle_Star SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emtions," James A. Michener.

it's very powerful...i love it.

on Mar. 14 2009 at 8:36 pm
wow that was really good.i started reading it and go lost in the words.i was completely shocked by the vibe i got.it was inspiring and so insanely true.great metephor

on Mar. 13 2009 at 4:58 pm
WHOiNEED2B BRONZE, Tigerton, Wisconsin
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Loved it! You are amazing!

on Mar. 4 2009 at 7:07 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

it was a beautiful poem. keep on writing

on Mar. 1 2009 at 4:27 pm
This is a very beautful poem, i could really see the picture you were painting

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on Feb. 27 2009 at 1:55 pm
Steph247 GOLD, Somers, New York
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this is really great! it paints a picture and i really cold understand your symbolism

on Feb. 26 2009 at 6:50 pm
~!@Kali@!~ BRONZE, Vilonia, Arkansas
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This is one of the best I've read so far!

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on Feb. 26 2009 at 1:23 pm
Fangz PLATINUM, Ware, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.

This is my favorite poem from this month's magazine.

Wmina said...
on Feb. 25 2009 at 2:55 am
Wmina, Boston, Massachusetts
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very powerful great work

tweedle dee said...
on Feb. 24 2009 at 1:00 am
yah i liked it ok.

on Feb. 22 2009 at 11:42 pm
yael krifcher BRONZE, Potomac, Maryland
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great job, that was amazing i couldnt see where it was going til it got there, a big accomplishment wow really impressive

on Feb. 22 2009 at 4:25 pm
Readalot101 BRONZE, Nowhere, Kentucky
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That's an awesome poem!!! I don't think I can critisize you at all!!

on Feb. 21 2009 at 11:24 pm
lonelylover SILVER, Abilene, Texas
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i love this poem i can relate to the flame. good job

on Feb. 21 2009 at 4:19 am
blondie101 SILVER, Las Vegas, Nevada
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very cool how you related it to ur life! nice work. simple amazing! :D

Chanel1213 said...
on Feb. 17 2009 at 2:08 pm
this was the best poem i heard all day it was really beautiful

on Feb. 16 2009 at 3:12 am
austin thompson BRONZE, Katy, Texas
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i find your work very inspiring. i loved it alot