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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

The  flame that  once burned in that mortal shell
through life and love  that sparked many  emotions
  It was now  gone forever, its fire quelled

 It had burned  through many storms upon life's ocean
In tears and laughter,  it  would   continue to burn
Through life and love that sparked many  emotions

 When the flame dimmed and flickered, it  caused  some  concern
 would  it   blaze  back and  resume its dance?
In tears and laughter it  would continue  to burn

Time had stolen  much  of its radiance
 The time of its end  had finally  come
 would  it   blaze  back and resume its dance?

 But this once great flame  did finally succumb
 had flickered  awhile  before going out 
 The time of its end had finally  come

Of its end there was no doubt
The flame that once burned in that mortal shell
had flickered awhile  before going out
It was now  gone forever,  its fire quelled






 

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 11:26:00 AM

    I am forced to favor anyone who handles this form so well. .....reading your winning Terzanelle renders it easy to admire... Congrats on your win.....Jake

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:45:00 PM

    I reaaly like this poetry form. You brought life to words. Well done and congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:08:00 PM

    Brilliant poem Joseph, congrats on your win...Peter

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:35:00 PM

    Congrad's on your fine verse winning! Light & Love

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 7/30/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Debbie
  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:58:00 PM

    My friend, I am most impressed. Before today I would have thought terzanelle referred to some gypsy-like Italian dance. I must confess that after reading your work I have an almost irresistable urge to lay down my pen. Now I must say that to surpass your talent level is no longer a goal.... I can only hope to remain within your shadow. Terrific entry... Jake

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:34:00 PM

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

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:52:00 PM

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

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:24:00 PM

    Wonderful and excellent write,Joseph...lovely piece....Congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest....

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:28:00 AM

    Congratulations Joseph....Seren

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:38:00 AM

    Big congratulations once again Joseph, awesome write xx

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 8:27:00 AM

    Joseph, congratulations on your well deserved win in my contest: A Flamed Once Burned. Wishing you a wonderful day. Love, Gail

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 12/10/2012 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Gail...glad i was able to place in your contest
  1. Date: 12/4/2012 1:23:00 AM

    superb write my friend Joseph. Good luck in the contest..thanks for dropping by on my poem...hugs :)

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:30:00 PM

    great write Joseph

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:43:00 AM

    Very creative and lovely poem in this form. Loved reading it.

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 11/30/2012 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Yesha
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:46:00 PM

    Mr. May, I am a fan... love your way of writing... Michael

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 11/29/2012 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for those kind words Michael...
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:07:00 PM

    Great work..I am not familar with this form..I will have to look it up..Thanks for the congrats...Good luck in the contest of course you won't need luck with this one which is a sure winner..Sara

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 11/29/2012 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Sara ...,it is similar to villanelle
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 11:35:00 PM

    Hi, again . I don't think there is a recent post of yours for me to see, but thanks for your comments to me today.

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 11/29/2012 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Andrea
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 2:48:00 PM

    wow, how ambitious of you, doing it in such a difficult form. But you pulled it off and very well. Best of luck in the contest, my friend.

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 11/28/2012 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Andrea...I appreciate your comments