Treasure Island

eddie eidde


my hero the candle


I was told to draw my hero
something to fight away the bad
while kids drew weapons, superheros, hope
i drew a candle instead

An amazing ally my candle was
archnemesis it burnt
blinding enemies with light
Pointless, but I was hurt

It burned bright in my darkest hours
my little waxy friend
it brought light into unknown corners
onto doubt it would decend

Through the dark my candle led
Sheding light on all my fears
My hope once frozen now flies free
For one and all to hear

'why this hero? ' you may ask
why simply, its a fact
I'd rather face my fears you see,
then try to push them back

Submitted: Sunday, September 28, 2008

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  • Viola Grey (9/28/2008 8:22:00 PM)

    the last stanza is priceless and says more in four lines than most say in many....great work (Report) Reply

  • Trinity K (9/28/2008 1:50:00 AM)

    a candle loses nothing of its own..by lighting another....! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    .... what a wonderful idea... (Report) Reply

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