A Flame Once Burned

Written by: Joseph May

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