Magical Candles

Written by: Matthew Anish

Winter descend upon the metropolis
"The Festival of Lights" 
   will arrive shortly 
eight days which 
   celebrate the winter solstice 
and the victory of a people 
over their opressor
   An unlikely victory 
    whose legacy remains with us today 
Watching the candles burn 
   One is transported to a place 
  Where hopes do not die 
This will be a Hanukkah to remember 
Hundreds of years after the events 
We recall how the oil burned 
for eight nights 
instead of one 
A living expression of faith 
and a victory which belongs 
to the ages