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The Lightning and the Candle


Alice C. Bateman

The lightning and the candle

And chocolate from my son

The strength, the warmth, the decadence

All rolled into one


The power of the lightning

Is awesome to behold

It lifts me right out of myself

A connectionís taking hold


The candleís at my left hand

The pen is in my right

The lightning through the window

Illuminates the night


I turn my back unto the east

My heart is facing west

Iím drinking in the power

To undertake a quest


What shall it be, I wonder

What may soon come about

When I leap into the future

And leave behind my doubts


What will occur tomorrow

Or the day after then

Will it be joy or sorrow

That happens in the when


It matters not, Iíll take it

This is my life to live

To make you laugh and make you cry

To see what I can give

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