A Flame Once Burned

Written by: John Posey

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