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The Candle Flame



The candle flame flickers

And life falters

Until it steadies

And the balance alters.


They cannot exist jointly,

The flame and the breeze,

Live in harmony,

Or, indeed, be at ease.


One must give way to the other,

The sturdier leads the frailer,

A law of life since time arose,

The stronger rules the weaker.


Β©DGA 02 September 2011 10:38

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

26 thoughts on “The Candle Flame

  1. That’s life… as sure as sure can be


  2. And yet it is said that the meek will inherit the earth? Nice one adee πŸ™‚


  3. The candle flame is a great metaphor for the human life, but not the human soul. When all the candles have gone out, and none are left to relight them, the breeze blows on.


  4. Yes, life has been extinguished, but the soul has returned to its home… Thanks, Mike.


  5. how true, Denise.
    But the definition of weakness has to be studied before the truth becomes apparent!
    Nice poem.

    John – in a hotel on my way home!


    • You’ve hit the nail on the head, John. Peacefulness does not equal weakness just as strength does not equal forcefulness… So therefore it is true that the meek will inherit the earth (taking ‘meek’ as meaning ‘peaceful’). Glad you liked it.


  6. A huge amount to think about there. Denise…I’ll be sleeping on that….


  7. What a perfect metaphor, and I enjoyed the rhythm in this, Adeeyoyo


  8. Lovely flow . . . πŸ˜€


  9. Terrific poem adeeyoyo – the tension that is life πŸ™‚


  10. nice…can they coexist…i wonder perhaps if that is not the tension we now face as a nation….


  11. These are very interesting, and scary, times Brian. I keep feeling that there is something big just around the corner…


  12. Denise, I had an e-mail about new day.
    I can’t find the poem on your blog page.
    And I can’t open the comments page this time..
    Something is different this time.



  13. Excellent. Such is life. Very well said.


  14. Wonderfully, light and breezy …I immediately saw the little flame dancing …and Elton John’s, Candle in the Wind started playing in my head…

    Here it is with a tribute to lady princes Diana


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