The candle and the flame
|Painting by Preeti Shenoy. Acrylic on paper. size: 10"x7"|
Come dance with me
Said the Candle to the flame
I so badly want to, but I can’t
And I am playing no game.
Why not, the candle wanted to know
Everybody should be able to dance if they wanted to.
Ah my friend, if only life was so simple
There are rules to be followed, through and through.
All you need is a bit of a will
A little imagination and lot of desire
I will make your wishes come true,
And you will fly, you will soar higher.
So the flame stepped out
Gingerly at first, not used to the candle
But oh he was such a gentleman
Her fears he knew how to handle.
She slowly let go
As he led her gently on
And as she learnt to trust
She found her fears were slowly gone.
And so they danced, a dance of wild abandon,
Even the moonlight seemed to fade
The whole night, ablaze with passion
They were inseparable and the flame now unafraid.
© 2012 Preeti Shenoy
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