THE CANDLE FLICKERS


Life spins like an endless top, constantly moving...
The candle flickers.
Moments flash... Oh God, not again...not again!...
The candle flickers.
Pain for the moment... unending pain...when will it end?...
The candle flickers.
The world continues in its radical motion as if nothing is wrong... but there really is...
The candle flickers.
I feel the disruption in life as though my individual members are being torn from my body, one by one, until...until I AM no longer...
The candle flickers.
Words elude me, yet I keep writing... I must get it said... what I'm not sure...
The candle flickers.
My mind will not let me think...remember... be what I once was...
The candle flickers.
I ask, is this all real, or a very sad, sick joke being played on me by the depths of my being...
The candle flickers.
Hopes and dreams now begin to flicker... but, is it important... the wisdom of Solomon takes on the misty hue of doubt and uncertaintity...
The candle flickers.
Life seems so nebulous and foreboding like a great ship at sea with no place to go... but to simply keep moving...
The candle flickers.
My body feels a chilling shutter, as if a cold wind were blowing across my shoulders... and a giant storm is approaching... approaching to engulf me...to consume me in its mighty grip... and then toss me aside into untold pieces..
. Once again... The candle flickers.
Will it all end?...Will the pieces slip slowly, gently into place? ... OR will the candle flicker one to many times... and life's pieces fall crashing to the ground ... one last time?
The candle STILL flickers!

by: Larry J. Huisingh
April 20, 1996

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