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We watched your candle of life flicker and glow But now we have realised that soon you will go Your loving smiles we will miss. You had hung on to life throughout this dark night But now you are fading and so is your light No more warm hugs or a kiss. We heard a gasp as you drew your final breath Then your candle went out and we mourned your death Now you're in heavenly bliss.
Written 2nd Of June 2020 For Triple Stanza Couplet Tail - Rhyme Poetry Contest Sponsored By Charles Messini

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Date: 7/7/2020 4:24:00 AM
A thought provoking and heartfelt muse from your pen Tom. I am moved by your words. Congratulations on your win. Blessings :)
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Date: 7/7/2020 4:48:00 AM
Thank you Aditi, a sad part of our lives being with loved ones at the end. Tom
Date: 7/2/2020 1:22:00 PM
Sad, but it's a natural part of life, and certain to happen to all of us. The candle going out metaphor was just right. Lovely write, Tom. Well done, and congrats on your win in Charlie's contest ~ John
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Date: 7/2/2020 1:48:00 PM
Thank you John, it is John, situation I've found myself in like many on here, but I believe the journey continues. Tom
Date: 7/2/2020 11:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Their candle maybe out on this side but is bright on the other side. Love the picture to go with your wonderful poem. Enjoy your win and day....
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Date: 7/2/2020 12:06:00 PM
Thank you Paula, it certainly is and it's nothing we should fear. Tom
Date: 7/2/2020 9:48:00 AM
Tom, you are an astounding creator of the very essence of life in words. For this marvelous write, it's an easy one to say, "I wish I'd said that!" Congrats on your placement.
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Date: 7/2/2020 10:31:00 AM
Thank you very much Curtis, I'm happy you liked it. I hope you are well. Tom
Date: 7/2/2020 5:09:00 AM
Sad, but very good, Tom, congratulations.
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Date: 7/2/2020 6:13:00 AM
Thank you very much Beth, I'm pleased you liked it. Tom
Date: 6/8/2020 8:29:00 PM
Sad with a pleasant ending. those who are in christ know that death is not the end, in fact it is the beginning of eternity with our lord. Great work. I really love this, good luck in your win.
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Date: 6/9/2020 4:22:00 AM
Thank you Funom, so true are your words, death is a continuation of your existence. Tom
Date: 6/8/2020 6:10:00 AM
Ah, poignantly moving Tom. A fave for me.
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Date: 6/8/2020 6:26:00 AM
Thank you Caren, a situation we all find ourselves on, with loved ones at the last. Thanks too for the fave Tom
Date: 6/6/2020 10:44:00 AM
Very spiritual and stirring, the candle metaphor so lovely...
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Date: 6/6/2020 12:18:00 PM
Thank you Michelle, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Even when you're expecting someone to go it's still a shock. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 6/6/2020 9:06:00 AM
Candles like life are so fragile ...Slowly melting like the hands of time... Deeply emotive... Hope it's not too windy and wet over there ..
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Date: 6/6/2020 12:17:00 PM
Thanks S.O. So true, the hands seem to speed up as you get older. Heavy rain and wind, its like winter again, mind you the gardens needed a soaking. Tom
Date: 6/5/2020 10:02:00 AM
And so it must be - from the day we are born, we die a little every day! Congrats Paul , a beautifully sad poem. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 6/5/2020 10:50:00 AM
Thanks Jennifer, a sad fact of life that one day we'll die. Tom
Date: 6/5/2020 4:16:00 AM
Divinity unfolding its plan dearest, Tom! Superb writing! Blessings
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Date: 6/5/2020 4:32:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, a scene many of us have experienced. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 6/4/2020 11:53:00 PM
Nice rhythm, nice rhyme, well written, good luck Tom!
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Date: 6/5/2020 4:31:00 AM
Thanks very much Timothy. Tom
Date: 6/4/2020 4:18:00 AM
A stage all Humanity would endure and go through.. to meet such state with words is divine! You reached heartfelt beauty with such a heavenly rendition, Tom! A great pleasure to read! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Date: 6/4/2020 4:59:00 AM
Thank you very much Besma, whilst we mourn a loss we should be happy that they are on their way to God's kingdom. Tom
Date: 6/4/2020 1:58:00 AM
Lovely poetry, Tom, will do well in contest...good luck
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Date: 6/4/2020 3:51:00 AM
Thanks Harry, glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 9:27:00 PM
Kiss the Miss -- achieve Heavenly Bliss! … Just playing around with your tail (rhyme). Thanks, Tom! :) gw
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Date: 6/4/2020 3:51:00 AM
Haha thanks Gershon, Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 7:10:00 PM
when dad was dying of cancer i wrote a poem called the crying candle - think many of us have had similar thoughts to your Tom. good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/3/2020 7:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Jan, you're right have been at bedside on more than one occasion like many of us on here. Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 5:43:00 PM
That was very touching and well written my friend. Absolutely beautiful.
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Date: 6/3/2020 7:49:00 PM
Thank you very much Mark,, I'm happy you liked it. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 5:17:00 PM
Nicely penned, Tom, good luck in the contest. John
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Date: 6/3/2020 5:31:00 PM
Thank you very much John, I'm pleased you liked it. Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 4:38:00 PM
This is a perfect entry for the contest Tom! I never feel bad for the person whose earthly life has ended, I rejoice for them. I feel deep empathy for those who suffer their loss. Beautiful my friend! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/3/2020 5:31:00 PM
Thank you Connie, it's always worse for those left behind and grief is hard to deal with. Time heals but you never forget. Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 3:48:00 PM
A forlorn theme Tom--we all have to face it one day. Well articulated verses of sadness. All the best.
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Date: 6/3/2020 3:50:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, hopefully not for a long time Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 2:26:00 PM
Beautiful and moving with great soul and form. Best wishes Panagiota xoxo Offline for a bit
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Date: 6/3/2020 2:29:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 6/3/2020 2:16:00 PM
perfect title, tom, and wonderful rhyme! good luck in the contest...
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Date: 6/3/2020 2:28:00 PM
Thank you Ilene, I think many of us have experienced being in that situation. Tom