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 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
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
Donna Parkinson (c) April 2013
LIGHT A CANDLE…
Love and light
Today…. you are all
Circling and swirling
Amid the whispers of the soft aromatic
Nuances of life
Dancing around my very soul
Leaving me with
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.
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!
Light a candle
In loving memory;
Grateful for the time you
Thankful for friendship…
Celebration of life…
Another chance to
Never take love for granted,
Determined to remember each friend
©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
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.
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