Candle of life..

Every day, I take help of someone for something and also, many take help of me for something. I have a wallpaper that reads, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”, and yes, that holds good for me too. If I can share my light with another, then I’m not affected much. Nowadays, I’m not receiving much light, though others still continue to take mine in earnest. Hence this thought that sometimes nags me…

I share this post with Carry On Tuesday, with One Shot and also with Sensational Haiku Wednesday, where it is Poet’s Choice week. Accompanying image found from this source.


Life… if this candle
Burns at both ends; will my light
Die into darkness?


© Leo 04/July/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

  

58 thoughts on “Candle of life..

  1. im speechless… the question you posed made me stop and think(i was eating a pastry actually 😛 ) jokes apart, your words make me realize what i FEEL Leo. thats really incredible. thank you and once again AWESOME 🙂

    • Yes, death is imminent after all. Still, it’d be sad if after all the light we’ve given out, the lights around us don’t try to reignite the spark in us. Thank you, MB Williams..

  2. I dunno how much thought you gave to choose this depth…but it caught me on tip at the start!! Beautiful ….what a thoughtful question..suits the mood you are in now, I guess!

    • I don’t think too much before writing, Fiducia. It just sort of falls out you know? Glad you liked it.. and yes, in a little mood alright.

    • Good question, Jeanne. I think it depends on if someone shares their light, or even gives us a candle to be reborn in.
      Glad you liked the poem… Thank you so much.

  3. There are givers and takers. For balance, everyone needs to be replenished and not just give away; but the takers have to wake-up and realize the detriment they are causing by always taking. Hope you find balance soon … if not, look for newer avenues and relationships for your best balance! Everyone deserves it.

    • Yes, that balance if there, might be my candle can stay lit for a little longer, Becca. Thank you. I’ll be on the look-out.

  4. Looking from both ways, meaning energy is used up faster but it could also mean a sensational life while it lasted 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, Leo!

    • True. Let the candle burn, and then we’ll see whether darkness shall fall or another candle will relight. 🙂 Thanks, Iva.

  5. The wonderful and strange thing about light is that it never dies.. it may either pass on or just spread.. so shall yours, L.. 🙂
    If we believe that our light is utilized by someone in some way or the other, it is easier to believe the other half as well.. what say?

    • My light spreading.. sounds a fantastic idea, Kavita. 🙂 Yes, it is easier to believe that other half. But would it really be true is the question that pops after, I guess. Thanks!

  6. Very powerful thought! I think that if you have a candle burning at both ends your light can never fade…..it can not die…..just connect and blend together!

  7. It’s been a while Leo….nice to see you and read your words again. Wonderful…and the image is perfect. I have missed your simple style full of depth and clarity,…

    See you again soon

    Annie

  8. My candle burns at both ends. It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – It gives a lovely light.
    ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

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