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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

A flame once burned so brightly everything in sight seemed quite beautiful in its blinding light. Everything I took for truth once upon a time seemed to me more glorious; love seemed more sublime. Then the fire began to die. Every little flaw I began to clearly see till I’d seen it all. Half a lifetime and the flame still is burning out. As it dims, I am learning what life is about. But the happy medium I had come upon soon will flicker less and less. Going….. Going…. Gone. When my flame goes nearly out, will there come a pall? In the darkness that will come - will I see at all? How I miss those days of yore - passion of my youth - when a flame once burned, and I thought I knew of truth.

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  1. Date: 4/18/2014 7:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. :-)

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 6:49:00 PM
    brilliant and so deserving of your win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 3:43:00 PM
    Oi, I almost forgot the reason I dropped by... Andrea, thank you so much for entering my simple contest, with your awesome poem... ... by the way I have something to say to all who supported my ANY POEM # 19 contest. Shame on me, Shame on me! Please forgive me, for not taking the time, to CONGRATULATE and adore all the winning poems for a second or third time. I AM VERY LATE:(-- I was a little mad at the world. However, this is my winning list, I will give everyone the same love and support. I'm dropping by with a Copy Paste note from the bottom of my heart. I am sorry, it's not like me, to walk away, as if nothing. Truly, I appreciate every winning poem, and HM. LOVE

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 3:32:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, ha ha, I'm so glad you enjoyed my last copy paste, about comments on my comment. LOL, some got carried away, and talked hard candy about the comments on my comment. I guess, it's one of them case, I will never be left alone :)... Anyways, thank you for never thinking you are better than any of us... wuv you... LINDA

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 8:01:00 AM
    Applause.. applause!!! ...where in this world did you gather all these words??...this is so inspiring... one that I could treasure in my shelf... !!! You are a certified brilliant and awesome poet, Andie!!! ..I awe you so much!! .. :O)) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 7:37:00 AM
    For the second time BIG congrats for one of my favorite poems here on the Soup. A deep bow for being on the well deserved podest on medalplaza again. Dutch greetings Elly

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 5:46:00 AM
    What would we give to turn the clock back!! Is it all worth it? But the present has much to offer as well...the flame is still there...turn the wick up:) // congrats on another win in a long chain...// paul

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 2:38:00 AM
    Awesome Andrea ! Congrats on win ! Can hardly find any words to appreciate !

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:24:00 PM
    It happens with the best of us! Time to grope in the darkness.

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Great entry, Andrea.... I'm captivated by your writing skills... Congrats, m'love. ... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Andrea, . Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Andrea, I admire your poem so much that I have placed it on my Face Book for my friends to read and admire. Visit my Face Book and see for yourself. Love. _Mohammad.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 10:46:00 PM
    Wow, wonderful poem. Great win. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 6:09:00 PM
    Wonderful poem and win Andrea! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:38:00 PM
    andrea, I've been meaning to stop by for days and now that I have I've discovered this lovely poem and I see it won 1st place, congrats! :-)

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 9:41:00 AM
    Big Congratulations my friend Andrea... its' indeed a winner!! Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 6:52:00 AM
    An yes, you will see in the darkness, Andie...your inner- light will shine and show the way back home...beautifully done and congrats to you my good friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place again Andy love xx

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 12:12:00 AM
    Andrea I LOVE the way you describe detailed the effect of that little great flame into a great little flame............. It is visible - the downsizing of that flame. Felicitations - Felicitations :+) Ellie Daphne

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 3:38:00 PM
    Awesome win!!! I LOVE the last two lines.