The Flickering Flame
By Diann Sheldon
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The Flickering Flame
By Diann Sheldon

The flickering flame of the candle

Flutters gracefully side to side

Dancing to the rhythm of the music

Always luring me deep inside.

Warm glow of the candle before me

Rays reaching out in the night

Thoughts flowing ever so freely

Words seemingly oh so right

Closing my eyes going deeper

Into the recesses of my mind

Visions flowing so freely

As if they were not even mine.

Like a gentle current in water

Under the foot bridge

Where I once did stand

When I was a wee little child

Just learning to take pen in hand.

Looking over the rail of this foot bridge

Words seem to flow right through me

Like the flickering flame of the candle

It's the beautiful glow that I see

My soul seemingly elevates

Even though I did not know

What a gift the flame had given me

It thought me to go deeper and so

Discover who I am within me

A person that I did not know

Even though there were times I did fumble

In the process of bringing forth words

All the places deep down inside me

Used to fly off as if they were birds

What I found was so really awesome

It opened my eyes oh so wide

Like the flickering flame of the candle

Glowing warmth did my heart feel inside

I have always been so grateful

For the visions that would come through me

And light the path I should walk on

With my hand in my Fathers you see.

By Diann Sheldon 1/5/03

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