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Magical Candles

Winter descend upon the metropolis
"The Festival of Lights" 
   will arrive shortly 
eight days which 
   celebrate the winter solstice 
and the victory of a people 
over their opressor
   An unlikely victory 
    whose legacy remains with us today 
Watching the candles burn 
   One is transported to a place 
  Where hopes do not die 
This will be a Hanukkah to remember 
Hundreds of years after the events 
We recall how the oil burned 
for eight nights 
instead of one 
A living expression of faith 
and a victory which belongs 
to the ages

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  1. Date: 7/8/2013 6:49:00 AM
    Light a candle of hope and a million Will warm in their presence Thank you Mathew xxx

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 7:40:00 PM
    I very much like the way this read, and the story line, well done ;}

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Such a resonant piece Matthew; It touches on the known things that merge with the unseen entity's and Opportunity's we sense in awareness!

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 1:01:00 PM
    This is one great poem Matt. A living expression of faith. I like that. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:06:00 PM
    Matt, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:58:00 AM
    Matthew; I like the way you described the magical candles. Something that will be carried on for generations to come. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:47:00 AM
    the things that are passed down is like an ancient artifact..has to be taken care of throughout the years.. greatwrite and amazing history.(: ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 1:49:00 PM
    I don't know this eight year history but it sounds remarkable. Great poem to tell it!!!

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:09:00 PM
    Extremely well expressed thought - a very captivative write. Thanks for your charming comments on my Tanka Poetry, Mathew. I agree with you the drunkenness with the variety of wines poetry offers surely gives an extremely enlightening intoxication. Qualitatively this intoxication supercedes all other intoxications. Regards. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 2:57:00 PM
    love this magical write

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Nice write Mathew, I enjoyed this xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:46:00 PM
    very beautiful! you've captured the magic of chanukah (or hanukkah) so well in this poem and it made me very happy to read it here...

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:16:00 PM
    Nice write Mathew, I enjoyed it very much, candles are very magical they can be used for so many things, have a great day :)

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Happy Hanukkah, Matthew. A lovely poem. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 11:21:00 AM
    A lovely poem Matthew. - It sounded nice ... a: "The Festival of Lights" --- I have a poem called, "Light In The Darkness". - Thank you for reading my Haiku. - - Oxox / / Anne-Lise