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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

It's chilly where the sun once shone,
Mem'ries haunt when I'm alone,
Bereft of joys that I had known,
My dreams all torn apart.

Scorched the earth where flowers bloomed,
The dust and ash my hopes consumed,
Hes'tations, doubts our passion doomed
Ere it had time to start.

I want in vain for solace dear,
It's dark where once the skies were clear,
When naught but what might be I feared
And the course our love would chart.

Promises broken, 
Words unspoken,
Deep wounds opened,
Eyes that cried.

Wrongs not righting,
Constant fighting,
Unrequiting,
Love soon died.

It's cold here where a flame once burned,
It's empty where for you I yearned,
It's dead and life will not return
To the cinders of my heart.



Written for "A Flame Once Burned" Contest
December 1, 2012
By: Daniel Beus

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 12:25:00 PM
    So sad but so beautiful; so much pain and loneliness expressed. Nice write Daniel

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:27:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Happy hoildays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 5:38:00 AM
    Beautifully written... Destined to win... Congratulations Daniel. I am humbled by your entry.... Jake

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:43:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Daniel, , Congratulations with your awesome win in the "A Flame Once Burned " contest... always~PD

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Big congratulations Daniel, awesome write xx

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Wow...sad.... love it...good luck in the contest...Linda

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 5:54:00 AM
    nicely penned Daniel....best wishes