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I don't think I've ever written something quite like this before, so feedback is much appreciated.

This Little Light of Mine #candleflame

December 27, 2018


i held a candle flame
in the palm of my hand.
wax dripped onto my skin,
but it didn't burn.
it molded.

i held a candle flame
with a heart of gold.
it masqueraded as a wildfire, 
but still left few remains.
it melted.

i held a candle flame
up to my tired eyes.
where can i go without light
but into the abyss?
it flickered.

i hold a candle flame
on the mantle of my mind.
sometimes the brightness overwhelms,
but each day i draw closer.
it glows.


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  • nezi_nes

    Wowowow the mood of this piece and the structure and the word good!! Also sense something deeper about life and death but can't quite pinpoint it. I love your writing, missing you on wtw! (But can't really say anything myself cause I haven't published much either :P)

    8 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Hey, nevaredhp! As for your question on our reviewing assignments, I have nothing in particular of mine that I want you to review, so you can do whatever you like, if that's okay? Anything you want me to do for you? Also, don't worry; take your time with writing the reviews, I don't mind!

    9 months ago
  • Quille

    Wow! This is beautiful. :DD I wish you really good luck in the contest and I think it's cool that we used the same title :DDD

    11 months ago
  • Nonny21

    Oh this is just beautiful. Lovely imagery, I love the first verse and how it drew me in "wax dipped". Last line of each verse was such a nice touch. It's subtle, but seems to hold a deep meaning the way the last verse is in present tense rather than past tense like the other verses. Lovely lovely read and keep it up.
    I've got to ask though, is the candle flame a metaphor for anything? Anything in mind as you wrote this?

    11 months ago
  • nevaredhp

    prompt from Ellie O'Grady's contest:

    11 months ago