The Candle In The Glass: A Poem

September 28, 2015 at 6:07 pm (Poetry) (, , , )

The Candle In The Glass

The candle in the glass flickers
so pretty
so golden
as it floats upon the water
casting light that sparkles and spins
upon the glass
a sight of beauty
that makes one feel warm and welcome in the dark
the door opens
a cold wind blows in
and the light dances for its life
The door closes
and the light shines brightly once more
no longer having to deal with the icy cold fingers of death in that chilling wind
It sparkles in the glass
doing a dance of joy
Instead of a dance of struggle
for its very existence.
But people barge in through the door
opening wide the icy cold breath of the thing that seeks to extinguish the light
The light of the candle in the glass
And one of these times the cold wind of death will come bursting in
and snuff out the light of the candle in the glass
And that light will burn no more
Oh, the same candle may be lit again
but the light that burns
will not be the light that burnt before.

-A poem written by Christopher
Friday September 25th


  1. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    This is beautiful, Chris…and so true! (Vivid word pics!) Candlelight elicits such strong emotions (positive ones for me)! And your poem about it is a great analogy to our human lives!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  2. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    You know, I’m not really one for poems, with only a handful of exceptions. Your poetry is foremost among them.

    Oh, in the “and sniff out the light of the candle in the glass,” should that have been “snuff?”

  3. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    Sniffing candle is good. You must get high on it! lol
    Ok, just kidding.
    As always, Chris. You are a very talented writer.
    Love this “candle flickers in the glass” – and that is what I do now in this cold days. Now, candles lights everywhere in the house.
    Romantic … 🙂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Sherrie. 🙂

      Yes, candles around the house are very romantic.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        And on top of the fireplace … These days we rarely using electrical lamps in the house. We purpose light up all the candles and had it in the lantern so that it is safer for use. We love the feeling of the old times and it does feels like Christmas tho’ … 😀

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I love old time Christmasses. 🙂

        I love watching old movies set at Christmas time where people use candles and lanterns and sing Christmas carols by the fireplace. 🙂

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Yes, true. I love the old time Christmasses.
        I used to watched all the classical Christmas films every week in December. Something about the old films put a romance in the house. Sometimes, I purposely switch on the TV and let it run as the background music of Christmas songs ring through the corridor. At the same time, it makes one feeling sad as well. It is un-explainable, but indeed it does.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I suppose the memories of Christmas past spent with loved ones who are no longer here make us feel sad sometimes at that time of year.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        It’s true. Does not matter how long it has been, we will always remember our loved ones. And it hurts still, to think that they are not with us anymore …

        But I hope this coming Christmas will be wonderful and beautiful for the kids. They are the one who are the most excited ones; waiting for this special day to come. 🙂

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I imagine they are really excited. 🙂

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Yes, they are … but this year will be much different than it was before … It is not the same …

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Different sort of Christmas this year eh?

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Indeed, it is.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I hope somehow it will still be a happy and merry Christmas for you, my friend.

  4. Hyperion said,

    Very nice, Chris. Your diverse talent is evident. I love the metaphor of the candle in the glass to protect it but it can’t protect from the machinations of others.

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