Candle Burning

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**  for Katie  **

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Candle Burning

Steady yellow flame

Fearlessly strong

Determined

Unwavering

Glowing wick tip

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Candle Burning

Stuttering yellow flame

Zzzip! To the side

Straight again

Casting light outwards

Glowing wick tip

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Candle Burning

Bending yellow flame

Bending low

Back up again

Down again and back up

Glowing wick tip

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Candle Burning

Sputtering yellow flame

Wild dance

Getting smaller

Hold your breath

Glowing wick tip

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Candle Burning

Growing yellow flame

Slowly, So slowly

Almost strong as before

Spreading warmth around

Glowing wick tip

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Candle Burning

Stretching yellow flame

Reaching…..uh…uh!

FSSST!

Cold, quiet, dark

Unused wick tip

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Note:  This is a poem that seemed to WANT to be written.  It swirled around in my head for a few days, and then I sat down to write it in November 2011.  In memory of a beautiful, young soul who didn’t realize how much she was loved and appreciated by so many in her community.  I fondly remember her cheerfulness, willingness to help, and her ready smile and our fun talks.

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Note2: Even though I wrote this in November 2011, it felt right to now “put it to print” with a photo I took earlier this evening as a way of sending some light to Katie again.  I took several photos of the candle in two separate rooms, and it was when I saw how this one turned out….and jumped out with its silence, steadiness, warmth and glow….that I said, “That’s the one.”

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