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Betting on Last

I've always loved predicting
Which will be the last to die.
I'm rarely right but still each night
I study them and try.

They start out on an equal plane
But who knows why they change.
Like human life spans, variance
Will always seem so strange.

So as the end draws near, I watch
To see which burns down last.
Just one more night and then another
Chanukah has passed.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 11/28/2016 10:14:00 PM
My sibling and I used to keep track of whose candles lasted the longest. Thank You for bring back all of those awesome memories, and reminding me of something my little brother will adore doing. Chanakah Samayach.
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ilene bauer
Date: 11/29/2016 3:03:00 PM
thank you for this comment from this older poem of mine. glad that it resonated with you. this will be a very late chanukah, but i'm sure we'll both be placing bets on the last candle to wink out...
Date: 12/31/2014 12:42:00 PM
Cute. Flame on! LOL
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Date: 12/23/2014 5:59:00 PM
Like the candles, you've shed some light. But not enough for me, not quite. So if you'd be so kind to show. The rest of us what you do know. About this Jewish holiday. And enlighten us upon this way. We'd be grateful to understand. What you've come to know so grand. Merry Christmas. Happy Chanukah. Peace. :)
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Date: 12/23/2014 2:46:00 AM
I used to work for a Jewish family as a nanny - brought back many memories:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/22/2014 9:26:00 PM
Hi, thanks for sharing this poem. As a non-Jewish person, this gave me some insight into Chanukah.
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Date: 12/22/2014 9:26:00 PM
Clever write Ilene.. By the way, I heard Willy Nelson died last night. He was singing on the road again (guess he got run over) JK
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