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Candles flicker
with begged forgiveness,

each tender wick
a glowing reminder,

each drop of wax
a tear sliding down
the father’s cheek.

Having lit them all,
I wait for him to come.
Eola Nov 2020
Blaze is licking the glass gently
Showing the beauty when the light and the night meet
Although soothingly hot to the touch
It cannot warm this dead heartbeat
Alexis D Cruz Jul 2020
the warmth of the sun spills through the window
gold waves rush over us entangled in these sheets
I wake to your hand brushing my cheek
your lips are on mine before you know

but this isn't real, it's all a dream
for you aren't really here with me
whenever you left, all of the light followed
darkness easily prevails a heart left so hollow

desolation leaves me numb to the cold
and the bitter feeling consumes my soul
there is absolutely nothing left in my core
can't even recall who I was before

did you mean to leave me like this?
without even a flicker to start my fire
I can't feel need, want or desire
I lost myself in your infernal abyss
The initial feeling when someone you love leaves, it seems like you can't escape the dark - loneliness leaves you cold and desolate. Eventually though, you find a way to break through. You find that flicker of hope and it spreads into a wildfire. You find your light again.
muteD Jun 2020
not a flicker, nor a flame.‬
‪always invisible, unknown by name.‬
‪so now it is up to me‬
‪to leave a mark,‬
‪to go out with a bang‬
‪and leave my art.‬

‪-mD‬
There was this tweet that told us to write based on the picture that had attached .. it was my first time ever doing something like that and I only did it to see if I could.

Honestly I wish you guys could see the picture. Nonetheless, I’m really proud of this especially since I haven’t written any poetry all month.
William de klerk May 2020
Tight and tortuous spaces slowly starve a once brilliant flame.
Reduced to vicious gasping as a faint flicker fades,
****** fists do all but break through these cold concrete walls
That darken ever so slowly.
Quick heavy breaths of precious vapour
like limp light from a dying flame,
Will soon be  little more than an impossible choice.

Would it's warmth justify a shorter struggle
Or should I ***** the flame
And endure this creeping cold.
With more time these blows and bashes
May crack these newly red walls.
Still, gambling Men may suffer in vain
But even a fool sees with they could obtain
So let me grab my dice,
And clutch my cross as I roll
to clash against these crooked cards.
Kayla Chappell Apr 2020
The slight flicker in my chest

Empowers me with enchantment

Tells me there is hope
Grants me with drive
To find my purpose

To do more,
than simply stay alive.

This feeling,
It tells me
There is something divine
Within my etheric being

I will chase this flicker
Until it’s light takes over me.

I just know,
It’s
Waiting,
For
Me.
Svode Dec 2019
Hopes hang high, fatigue fails and flickers.
An adventure awaits.
Dawn does disappear; duly, daylight's discovered.
Poetic T Oct 2019
I fade like a dead match,
                 warmth still seeps..


But within I'm charred and
           unresponsive to your words.


You once lit my world, brightening

my every emotion.


But then you just faded like
           the space between moments.

Your light was there, then gone.

I wanted to rekindle us,
          but what is spent cant be brought.

You were the match that lit my wick,
         but then you were just charred
                                                        echoes.
­
We tried to relight what was there,
            but we'd burnt out to early.

even though I was lighting up,
                our corridors.
You were no longer there,
           extinguished before our time.

I knew we couldn't strike it again,
    it wasn't me, it was you.


And even though I shone for you,
        
    you could no longer hold a flame to
me.

And you
                    we, were just flickering
on the brightness of the past
Smiling Queen Oct 2019
He carries bits of stars in his veins
And they illuminate the night sky beside me.
I often tremble out of fear
But his eyes flicker in dark and guide me.

He paints a ray of sunshine through his smile
Although he endure agony but lied me.
He carries ointment of love in his heart
That heal the straches of my soul and delight me.

     ~your smiling queen :)
08/10/2019
Dedicated to the love of my life.
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