Candle burning

19 Feb



A match flares.

A hiss. A spark.

A candle flickers

The darkness is softened

I cup the light in my hands. The flame is like a tiny dancer. She bends and quivers in the cold wind. She twists and shivers and stoops low. She recoils from the snow. She flinches from the storm. She almost dies as the demons of the night blow hard and cruel. Without mercy.

Yet I protect her, defend her, nurture her, shield her.

I guard her, shelter her, screen her, secure her.

I hold her close to my chest, near to my heart. I whisper my own private prayers to her. I carry her home. I find her a safe haven away from harm.

I place her in the window so you can see her dancing.

A candle is burning.

She is burning for you.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

From three years ago. But there is sometimes a candle burning.

Art originally © Ameyama



Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life


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6 responses to “Candle burning

  1. missameliaandsir

    February 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Deep Sigh and Warm Smile ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nandita

    February 19, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    And may your candle forever burn and brighten your heart. This was lovely

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      February 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      (A number of your comments seem to have become caught in my spam filter) Thank you. Smiles


      • Nandita

        February 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        Yes. WP seems to think I’m spam! How crazy! I’ve been commenting quite consistently on your posts. Well, all’s well that ends well. Keep checking me in your spam till WP stops PMSing 😉

        Liked by 1 person


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