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Counting Candles

January 31, 2012
By WintersRevenge PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
WintersRevenge PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Yay! I love being purple!" ~Patrick Star, Spongebob Squarepants

Little lights, gliding ghosts,
Thousands and thousands and so many more.
Each one a story.
Each one a life.


Wasted away.

People are not trash. You cannot simply throw them away!

Ah, but they did.
The incinerator burned so bright.

Brighter than these candles.

One day, there will be no survivors left.
All the wax of the candles, melted.

One day, no one will be left to count these candles.

The author's comments:
This piece is about the Holocaust and how one day it will just be a lesson in a textbook.

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on Mar. 1 2012 at 7:59 pm
Passion4 PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra, Florida
26 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Real life sucks losers dry. If you want to f*** with the eagles, you gotta learn to fly." -Heathers

I feel like i really conected with this poem, because you told me the refrence beforehand. I love your style. Just a tip though, maybe tie the real life holocaust into your poem somehow to clarify that this is what your talking about. If u know what i mean. :) but otherwise, i love it!