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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

           "A Flame Once Burned"



as the golden twilight of dawn arose
illuminated the September sky with pose
tears of wallowing sorrow fell
as a flame once burned with the tolling bell
while memories flooded deep within
of a lost child ..  extinguished without sin.

staring at the tiny white casket in pain
a soft blanket caressing his flesh in wet rain
without life, a heart lie broken without breath
shattered pieces entombed in early death
as invisible scars and sereated wounds cried
mingling with tragic tears for a little soul died.

placing rose-colored petals on his grave
interred in darkness as tiny boy brave
a flame once burned in his eyes so blue
a sweet adieu' ... from we who love you
your spiritual flame will burn bright eternally
an integral part of our loving family.


*Dec. 1, 2012
*Written by:  Linda-Marie SweetHeart
*For Gail Angel Doyle's Contest. 

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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 3:14:00 AM

    epic beauty ~Love you forever my bff....... RIP Sweet Linda-Marie ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 12:23:00 AM

    WON 1ST PLACE .. THANKXX..

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:25:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Happy hoildays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:38:00 PM

    A tender heartbreaking write that touches the soul.....you are an inspiration that love is endless! Big congrats! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:49:00 PM

    Linda, my bff, Congratulations with your awesome win in the "A Flame Once Burned " contest... always~PD

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 1:21:00 PM

    To be placed at a level equal to such talent is indeed an honor. May the stinging memories of that occasion cease to haunt you and the sovereign God of all continue to comfort you..... Jake

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 1:19:00 PM

    Boy! Your a prolific one. Congrats on this win. This is when poetry truly is our friend, when we can express our emotions to help deal with such things. God Bless.

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:06:00 AM

    Congratulations Linda ..Seren

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:29:00 AM

    Big congratulations Linda love, and I am happy to share a spot with you xx

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 9:28:00 AM

    Congrats on your win Linda :D, beautiful as always :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 8:23:00 AM

    Linda, congratulations on your well deserved win in my contest: A Flame Once Burned. This poem touched my heartstrings like no other. I'm so sorry you had to go through such pain but I am so honored you placed this in my contest luv. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:10:00 PM

    Hello my bff... another wonderful win... always~ pd

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 7:42:00 PM

    WON 2ND PLACE ...THANKXXX..

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 4:47:00 PM

    Linda, congrats on your stunning win in Craig's contest. Luv, Gail

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:01:00 PM

    Congratulations on your winning poem in the "Loss" contest - / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:20:00 PM

    Congrad's on Your Win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:15:00 PM

    Tearful Linda, as usual you are able to capture the emotions, truly a heartfelt poem!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:50:00 AM

    very moving poem....congrats on the win

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Craig's "Loss" contest Linda-Marie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:00:00 AM

    Such poignant words. So full of sadness.......Seren

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:30:00 AM

    This is beautiful. Truly moving. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 2:56:00 PM

    you did a very touching piece for the loss contest, Linda. VERY good poetry!!

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 12:48:00 PM

    heartfelt and heartbreaking write, my friend. Congrats on all your wins

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:48:00 AM

    This is one of the deepest sad of the mother which no one and nothing can help to recover again. Sorry, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:35:00 AM

    I agree totally with Yesha, there really is a star up in the heavens that is smiling down on you my friend! It's your baby star! This write is truly amazing my friend, I really enjoyed reading this incredibly fascinating poem this afternoon! What a powerful and wondrous piece Linda-Marie, I always feel a great sorrow whenever I read one of your poems about you losing your baby, they are so sad! Awesome piece! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 8:07:00 AM

    touching and poignant write. No greater grief for mother than to lose a child Linda. He is up there shining as a star and smiling down at you.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:42:00 AM

    as most of u know this poem is my true story having lost my baby boy J.J. at 5 months old .. but he lives with me in spirit ..