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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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