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