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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 22 – ACROSTIC: LIGHT A CANDLE

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Welcome to Day 22 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

In different traditions the act of lighting a candle has symbolised a number of different things thought time: gratefulness, thanks, energy, hope and remembrances, to name a few. I have chosen this topic for today or a number of reasons: firstly, in remembrance of the 2 Butterflies whom I have lost, who inspired and encouraged me to ‘just do me’ as I was enough. Secondly, because of a message of thanks sent to me simply because I posted a thought for the day upon a page. Finally, because of a close friend who has just lost the physical presence of her father and at the time I had no words. Lighting a candle is for me one of those simple but powerful and sacred acts.

The style of poem I am asking you to do today reflects my first formal introduction to poetry in primary school; an acrostic poem is where the first letter of each line going down spells a word. 

So, your challenge for today is an acrostic poem and the phase for the poem is:

Light a Candle

~ Marina

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  1. Marina Bayley (c) April 2013

    Light a candle
    In remembrance of you
    Giving thanks for the time we share
    Had no idea that you wouldn’t be there
    Time has passed
    And I still feel the touch
    Comforting me
    Always with arms opened wide
    Never really gone
    Didn’t want to lose you
    Little did I know?
    Everyday I feel the eternal love you gave to me

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  2. Donna Parkinson (c) April 2013

    LIGHT A CANDLE…

    Love and light
    Is truly
    Glowing
    Here
    Today…. you are all

    Around us

    Circling and swirling
    Amid the whispers of the soft aromatic
    Nuances of life
    Dancing around my very soul
    Leaving me with
    Everlasting gratitude…

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  3. Joan Cant (c) April 2013

    Personally, in Sanctuary, light a candle /
    Everlasting memory /
    Always there /
    Comfort, showing how to /
    Embrace, what is (apparently) gone

    P.S you didn’t say that was to be the word down the side so I have used a different word and included the phrase. I cant get it to write it in separate lines it has joined it up.

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  4. Bridget A. Nutting (c) April 2013

    Day 22 – “Light A Candle” Acrostics

    Depending on the grade level of student, I have taught acrostics in several different forms. Here are several different acrostics which deal our topic today. Blessings to everyone!

    Love
    Inspiration
    Gratitude
    Helpfulness
    Trust

    Attention

    Community
    Nirvana
    Dedication
    Laughter
    Existential
    ****************
    Listen
    Intently…
    Go
    Home
    Tonight

    And

    Celebrate
    Adoration,
    Naturally
    Determining
    Love’s
    Embrace
    *******************
    Light a candle
    In loving memory;
    Grateful for the time you
    Had together
    Thankful for friendship…

    As a

    Celebration of life…
    Another chance to
    Never take love for granted,
    Determined to remember each friend
    Lovingly
    Ever after.
    **********************
    ©B. Nutting 2013

    (There is another format, but I’m not too sure how it will come out here. The phrase is written down the centre and the acrostic poem is composed around it. I will try to post in the next message area. Otherwise, it will probably look scrambled.)

    Whenever, I Light a candle,
    I take time to pause and pray,
    remembering the Gifts and blessings
    that Have surrounded me throughout my life- the people and the places – There have been many.

    They have All played an important part!

    Their lessons and love have Contributed to my personal journey.
    I wonder whAt I have given them.
    Have they kNown how much I cared?
    I wonder, Did I take the time
    To tell them they were Loved?
    WherE are they now?
    **********************
    ©B. Nutting 2013

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  5. Zita Holbourne (c) April 2013

    I haven’t used ‘light a candle’ here but my own phrase but today IS a day to light a candle for this person.

    Race discrimination
    Equality reduction
    Stephen Lawrence
    Twenty years since

    In Eltham you were murdered
    No FULL justice has been served

    Parents have fought for justice
    Every day that passes they miss
    A life you should be living
    Courageously they keep fighting
    Each day they’re giving

    Stephen Lawrence Trust created
    To give opportunity to youth impoverished
    Established to keep your memory living
    Providing scholarships giving
    Hope and progression
    Education and inspiration
    Needed and appreciated

    Loving parents created
    And twenty years on
    We still ask what more must be done
    Racism is increasing
    Equality is reducing
    Never will we forget or give in
    Communities will keep on fighting
    Eventually good will overcome evil

    Zita Holbourne Poet Artist Activist, April Write 2013 Day 22

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