keep my fire company

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candle,
burning
just like me,
keep my fire
company,
calm my nerves,
relieve my fears,
warm my hurt,
dry my tears,
and when
your calm
is mine
to keep,
ease me,
softly,
into sleep

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© 1974 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by ParagKini, courtesy pixabay.com
originally linked to the Daily prompt – burn
but it must play with the Daily prompt – candle
while i work on a new one
and it insists that the Daily prompt – calm
is it’s middle name

the sound of sunrise

 

when the time
for sunrise nears
marianna never hears
the morning sounds
that can be heard
– the rushing wind,
the singing bird,
the water tapping
against the shore
the squirrel’s rustle,
the airplane’s roar
marianna listens long
for a quiet, happy song,
the sound that sun
& water make
as rays of sunshine
kiss the lake

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© 1978 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by Archbob, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – water