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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

I saw an obituary in the paper today
From a page in my life I had turned
A tear down my cheek had slipped away
For a flame that had long ago burned

The flame shone bright for a year or two
From a chapter in my book of youth
For years I had wondered what happened to you
It was my fault, if you must know the truth

I thought perhaps other flames
Might burn for me brighter still
Thinking that love was just a game
A quest I would never fulfill

Tear drops spotted the paper
As I remembered this love I had spurned
The flickering never quite wavered
From the light of this flame once burned

by Joe Flach, written and posted on 11/30/12 for the "Flame Once Burned" contest.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:36:00 PM
    Joe, in reading all the winning entries for this contest I am led to say, This one was the most deserving. I don't expect to make many friends with that statement. Nevertheless, You penned a mighty entry. It lands you smack on my fav list.... Jake

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:33:00 PM
    A good take on the subject, your writes are always special. Congrad's on your win. Happy hoildays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:20:00 PM
    Touching write of lost love...congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Joe, Congratulations with your awesome win in the "A Flame Once Burned " contest... always~PD

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Congratulations Joe....Seren

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Big congratulations Joe, awesome write xx