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Something romantic for a contest about flames.  I took the expression to heart about calling one's lover his flame.

My Only Flame

Love, like fire, is all-consuming,
And forever should be blooming.
Endless courtship is not a game.
As we watch each year’s seasons turn,
My torch for you will ever burn.
No regrets giving you my name.
You always will my soul inspire,
Forever be my one desire--
My first and last and only flame.

Originally posted in June 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/27/2015 11:51:00 PM
Worthy win, and a nice strong affirmation of love. Regards, Viv
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 5/28/2015 3:30:00 PM
Thanks for your thoughtful comment.
Date: 5/27/2015 10:01:00 AM
What a true heart speaks when true love is felt in that heart for loved one, said nicely. Love is expressed here beautifully, i call it divinity of living life. Congrats you very lately, so sorry. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
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Date: 5/28/2015 3:29:00 PM
Thanks for your thoughtful comments.
Date: 1/18/2015 12:30:00 PM
Those are beautiful words, an amazing declaration to the person you love. Congratulations on your win! A Fav!
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Date: 2/3/2015 11:27:00 AM
Thanks. Mrs. H really liked it too.
Date: 1/18/2015 1:00:00 AM
Truly romantic,congrats on your great win Mark...huggs
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Date: 2/3/2015 11:28:00 AM
Thanks. Mrs. H really liked it too.
Date: 1/17/2015 11:28:00 PM
Mark.. Back to congratulate you again on this poem being selected by another sponsor as a winner!
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Date: 2/3/2015 11:37:00 AM
Thanks. Mrs. liked it too.
Date: 1/17/2015 1:08:00 PM
Dropping by to say many congrats on your win Mark:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 1/17/2015 4:56:00 AM
Nice allegorical expressions, congrats on the win, Mark
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Date: 1/10/2015 10:43:00 PM
Mark, Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup's Home Page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 2/3/2015 11:26:00 AM
Thanks. Thanks also for letting me know it was on the home page; I hadn't noticed.
Date: 6/22/2014 12:57:00 PM
Congrats on a fine win!!!!
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/24/2014 10:02:00 AM
Thanks. Mrs H liked this one, too.
Date: 6/21/2014 6:22:00 PM
this is a very romantic one. VEry nicely done. Congrats for your win.
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Date: 6/24/2014 10:03:00 AM
Thanks. Mrs H liked this one, too.
Date: 6/21/2014 8:25:00 AM
Hey Mark, a belated congratulations/apology for not reading your wonderfully written poem before I had to go off on a trip. I have read it now and certainly see how it placed on the winner's list. I'm back in town and will return to my specific comments relating to your winning poems for future contest. Again, sorry I couldn't respond sooner. But what a great work you have accomplished!
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Date: 6/20/2014 6:18:00 PM
Very lovely, both the verse and the sentiment. Congratulations.
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Date: 6/20/2014 3:06:00 PM
very romantic a well deserved winner. Hugs Jan
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Date: 6/20/2014 2:48:00 PM
a love song so all- consuming; this brought me to pieces, mark.. cheers for the big win in my challenge.. huggs
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 2/3/2015 11:37:00 AM
Sorry for the belated reply. Glad you liked it so much. Mrs. H did too. Always enjoy your contests.
Date: 6/20/2014 1:02:00 PM
Such a romantic heart! Congrats on a great win!.. Hugs.. Arlene..
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/20/2014 1:44:00 PM
Romantic hearts are supposedly characteristic of Libras. Thanks for commenting.
Date: 6/20/2014 12:34:00 PM
How dedicated and committed, a true value. Congrats for the fine win, Mark. Mohan
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/20/2014 1:44:00 PM
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Date: 6/11/2014 8:38:00 PM
A really great write my friend!!!! Good luck in the contest!! BBBravo!!!!
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/12/2014 2:13:00 AM
Thank you Mr. Lindley. Mrs. H liked it too. Hope it places well. I might do an expanded version; I could think of at least 6 more lines to the theme.
Date: 6/11/2014 8:31:00 AM
That was so moving.
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Date: 6/11/2014 5:36:00 PM
Thank you. Mrs. H liked it too.