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Below is the poem entitled CANDLES FLICKERING LIGHT which was written by poet Maryann Porto. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Do you believe in love?

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Do you believe love is like a seed?
     Plant it.
     Water it.
     Be patient.
     Watch it grow.

Do you believe it is like a weed, a wild thing?
     Growing uncontrollably.
     Taking life energies from everything in its path.

Do you believe it is more like a wild flower?
     Blooming in the spring.
     Waiting for a defrost.
     Its rebirth coming from the warming sun.
          The beauty fleeting.
          Sleeping in the end.

Instinctively we all should know.

Has my heart really turned from gold to cold?
Has my mind taken over much control?

Being jaded cannot fade away.
It lingers making me turn away, run away.

Ghosts of loves gone bad hang over me.
A cobra ready to strike up injecting deadly poisons into my veins.

Candles flickering flame casting shadows that will forever remain.

Breath held tight, not much room left for what should be loves energy light.

The Candles flickering flame has been blown out.
     Time passes.
     Flickers bloom.
     Sparks try to ignite.

Taking chances seem way to far out of reach.

Can the soul's candle's wick be relighted or is it now just too late.

Copyright © Maryann Porto

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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 9:54:00 AM
    Just lovely written Maryann - - Have a wonderful weekend. - xoxo love / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 5:14:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your writing with us Maryann. I enjoyed reading it this morning. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

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    Date: 9/21/2012 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading my writing and commenting it brightens my day, I am a little shy about my writing but knowing they are being read by a wonderful person as you I will continue to post my poems. Just not sure what my style is if you know please let me know.
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 8:33:00 PM
    It can be relighted given the right circumstance, enjoyed your poetry Maryann, wishes of good intent, vie