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Candles Flame


Maria Reylan Garcia


I won first place in poetry writing, 5th runner up news writing, runner up editorial cartooning and a regional achiever award from DepEd. It happened just a while ago.. we were over 400 participants from various schools here in Region six.. I can't believe i won first place in poetry writing!!! I'm Maria Reylan Garcia, 13 from the Philippines...


All Alone in a silent corner
T'was a cold and gloomy night
The heavens were but blankets
of ebony
A little candle was my only light

Flaming slowly the candle was
Like tears flowing from the nymph's
Glowing like a golden star
through the velvet sky
A little candle was my only light

I felt the candle's warmth
T'was a mother's touch so warm and true
To the candle's flame
I gaze
And wait 'till it disappears
into the cold and gloomy night

How strong the tiny flame was
like weeds in a windy day
Snapping it does not
But bows down with grace

Still alone in a silent corner
together with my candle
I was
Staring at it gently
The beauty of the candle's flame

That's it.. my masterpiece... hope you like it...

Maria Reylan Garcia, 13

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