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Written by Dennis Brown

Shadows move upon the wall Dancing in the dark of night

Exposing what the candle holds

Through the flames of its lambent light

The flicker of the truth it hides

Lights aglow atop its wick

As it tunnels within its burning whole

To find its way through thin and thick

The candle forms from heat expelled

From warmth that has found its path

As it sends its scent of life evolved

Through happiness and times of wrath

It burns until it longs to cease

To find an ending to its ways

Until the spark has come to rest

To settle upon the ash of day

The candle burns for all to see

To what will be and to what will last Until the air cuts its will to breathe

And the wax has left its melted past.

© 10/2021

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