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Inextinguishable Candle

Inextinguishable candle
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It was two decades ago

I had never cried that much

A passing on far away from home

Yet felt to my marrow


I rushed home to watch

The requiem with the soulful song

Candle in the wind he sang

Then all said Goodbye


And yours had before that

Marched behind your casket

That single word pierced our hearts

I wondered if that was it


They had seemingly raced you out

But no you are inextinguishable

Even the fiercest wind

Can’t blow you out


Look at you now

None can deny

Your everlasting presence

In both their engagements


The first’s wife has your ring

Their daughter your name

The second’s would have been

Your partner in all things

She even is same age

Is that Coincidence?


That same media

Race to unearth her race

All things dysfunctional

About her family and herself

Like he doesn’t know


His choice has been made

Your diamonds are also on her finger

Let them gossip and dig all they May

It has been settled for May


It could never be more natural

for fragile one you arranged

Right from College his match

For beloved redhead – one as free spirited

Just when it was time


For me it is not even goodbye

A Rose may wither – its fragrance lingers on forever

You merely passed the batton

Color and age matter for nought


Yes, You’ve shown me and hopefully us all

That True Love conquers all

Death need not be feared

Nor viewed as the end


Inextinguishable candle

You need no title nor tiara

Thank you Lady for your legacy

The peoples’ princess forever


(C) Marie Abanga Dec 2017

p.s: what a sweet inspiration I had this tuesday to write this to my ultimate inspiration and heroine. I still recall how I cried for someone I never knew personally, I don’t think I’ve ever cried even any close,  for anyone I don’t know personally.