Not Every Candle Burns


This flesh and blood and bone

Not every candle burns

Unless one strikes the flame

That makes a body yearn

Yet mortal flesh recoils

When in its devastation

Confounded by the furor

Of passion’s agitation 

I had eluded love

By my own volition 

What was I thinking of

To make such a decision

Who sees my devastation 

Or thinks to heal my soul

While I abstain from everything 

That is so beautiful 

Your vacant eyes can’t see

How the feelings stir

So deep inside of me

Not every candle burns
©Kay Salady

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About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on July 22, 2017, in kay salady's poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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