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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

A flame once burned where embers glow And deep inside my heart I know Untended embers turn to ash And I know dreams are known to crash. Our love kindled a passion’s fire That promised never to expire Somehow, though, time passed us by And our endless flame began to die We knew a flame would leave an ember -- We’d soon have nothing to remember Yes, unattended, embers go And leave just ashes with no glow To say to me, “a flame once burned” Will bring from me this, in return, “Only, embers, flames and sparks Can bring light into the dark.” Ashes, on the other hand, Still have much at their command In their warmth remains, you see, Some hauntingly beautiful memories. John Posey 12/02/12

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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 11:37:00 AM

    A win well deserved here, enjoyed reading your poem, I see you have lots of them, keep the flame burning in your sould, love debra

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 5:08:00 PM

    congrats on your win John..nicely penned

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

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

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:29:00 PM

    Beautifully written touching write John! Congrats on your win! Hugs

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

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

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

    Congrats John. Keep the home fires burning.

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

    Big congratulations John and I am happy to share a spot with you xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 12/10/2012 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy, after reading the entries I am left only to say, "Congratulations to all .... I am honored to walk among you." Thanks ..... Jake
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 9:46:00 AM

    Congrats friend John on your win. cheers!! :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 12/10/2012 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Maria.. It is an honor.... Jake
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 9:26:00 AM

    Congrats on your win John, they are gorgeous, sure a beautiful memories which once burned will always be a treasure too keep :D - hug, yanny

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 12/10/2012 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yanny Dear, I graciously accept your kind congratulations. They will continue to inspire me..... Jake
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 8:21:00 AM

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

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 12/10/2012 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gail, I feel all who entered deserved to win.. after reading the top 10 entries I am humbled by my showing among such talent... Thank you dearest..... Jake