Sonnet: Life’s Candle Flame

Our life is like a candle-wick aflame,
Whose glowing brightness drives darkness away,
And keeps on burning though a fierce Wind came,
To sputter, spew forth smoke, all night ‘til day.

A blowing Gale can make us burn too fast;
The wind can put the flame off premature;
Both wick and wax must synchronously last;
Our teacher best is dear Mother Nature.

How long each candle lasts? No one can tell;
How bright the flame can be? Depends on us;
Yet, some waste wick and wax to burn like hell!
God expects us to burn steady sans fuss.

A candle ought to light the world that’s dark;
Yet, burn with steadiness without a spark!

5-18-2002 by Dr John Celes

by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Comments (1)

Beautiful sonnet, Dr. Celes. We need to shine on until He takes us home. Thank you for sharing. Warm regards, Sandra