I am a candle

I am a candle living in a house 

I am made for a flame of light 

a flame is who I am at the core 

without the light lingering at my wick 

I am like a dove without wings 

incomplete , missing the part that makes me me 

when I sit idly without the flickering flame 

I cry for that which is made for me 

unfortunately I cannot speak up and make the flame appear like magic 

I have to wait , and that's the problem with me 

I have to wait for the flame to be a part of me 

I have to wait until someone allows me to feel that which is mine 

I have to wait

why do I have to wait 

and why can't I make the flame grow 

without a helping hand 


  • orchidee

    A fine write Rose.
    I said to me plant 'How are ya?' It replied 'Fine, thanks; how are you?!'

    • yellowrose

      Thankyou orchidee πŸ™‚ communication both ways . Shame the candle can’t light itself

    • FredPeyer

      You make a great point here, yellowrose. What would all the objects around us say if they could talk? In addition, the candle in your poem is also a great metaphor for our own lives. We too sometimes need an external action to get us going, or to start us on our journey to our purpose.

      • yellowrose

        Yes , sometimes we need external help but sometimes we wish we could rely more on ourselves . Thankyou πŸ™‚ yes , what would they say . Thankyou for such a thoughtful comment

      • XIdlepoetX

        I love the theoretical imagining of a candle and how you brought life to it.

        • yellowrose

          Thankyou πŸ™‚

        • Goldfinch60

          That candle is there waiting for you and I am sure that the spark in your words will light it very soon and that lightness will lead you into a wonderful life.


          • yellowrose

            Thanks for such a lovely comment πŸ™‚ appreciate it .

          • L. B. Mek

            sadly, between the moment of conception and the realisation of our ideas and goals,
            exists this chained feeling's of momentary stagnancy and inadequacy,
            but eventually, if we persevere: we all,
            get to feel that flame within us
            take shape and grow..
            another wonderful write dear poet

            • yellowrose

              Yes , Thankyou πŸ™‚ to grow , and feel that place of peace and centred feelings .

              • yellowrose

                Thankyou . Glad you like the poem

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