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The Candle
by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Spreading a light of love and happiness, self explanatory

 A Candle

We are like a candle when lit

Our flame begins small

Then it grows

Our light drawing many


Sometimes we need to trim our wick

So we remain grounded not becoming flamboyant

Our subtleness giving warmth

And a feeling of well-being, so not to overwhelm


Like a candle which lights the night

So will its love by lighting another

See how far it throws its small beam

Shining its good deed to light a path


As the moth is drawn to its beauty and warmth

So are the souls of man to its goodness

For the candle does not burn for itself

It lights the way for many


A candle shared with another

Creates happiness

For its life will never be shortened

While lighting another


Be a candle unto the world

Touch the souls of man

Create love and happiness

To all your flame touches



Carolee Dennis-Woosley


April 29, 2012




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Reviewed by Diane Miller (Reader) 1/21/2013
These are such wise words and give a lot of meaning to everyone.

Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 7/22/2012
A candle lights our way Lily and lights others way too.

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/3/2012
"be a candle unto the world"...
sound advice, beautifully said.
Reviewed by dan Rosenhagen 4/30/2012
We all have a candle burning, each of us must find. And mind's eye can show us where to find it.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 4/29/2012
A light that beckons us all.
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 4/29/2012
Such lovely words...Inspiratonal, Hopeful and very meaningful..
Hugs, Diana..
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/29/2012
Great wisdom in these words. Let's all go light a candle together.

Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 4/29/2012
Nice write, Lily, but I like Angel better.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/29/2012
Such a lovely metaphorical creation... ...and replete with much meaning; truly an inspiring write well-shared, Angel. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,


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