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The Candle

May 8, 2014
By WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou


The candle flickers, how it leaps and sways,
The wind attempts to blow it out,
It tries in every which way
But the little light is stubborn
It refuses to budge.

The candle sputters, will it die out?
No, now it burns brighter
Storms will rage on, but without a doubt,
The little light will grow steady.

My life is like the little candle,
trying to push through the trials of life,
trying to shine in the darkness
when all around is strife

But like the little flame,
Nothing will blow me away,
And the winds that came
Only succeeded
In showing me the way

The way to shine brighter
The way to shine purer
The way to show to the world,
That my little flame
Will never die out,
It will push on through the pain
Illuminating the path of life,
A path that others can follow.



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on Jun. 30 2014 at 12:30 pm
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
20 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

oh, haha, i used to sing that song too--didn't think about it! :) (thanks)

on Jun. 30 2014 at 12:10 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is so inspirational! It reminds me of the song I used to sing in sunday school... this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...lol Keep up the great work!!! Your poetry is marvelous!!!! :)

on May. 29 2014 at 11:53 am
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
20 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

thanks. And thanks for commenting too. :)

on May. 28 2014 at 6:43 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

beautifully written and inspirational^^