The Final Glow

A poem.

The Final Glow
No wonder restaurants use candle light
To attract lonely couples
I think

As the slow glow
Flushes your face
Fuller and warmer
In the playful light

The flame
Irradiates you
Flicking a lava lamp
Of hope in your eyes

It softens you
Butters your features
Melting them 
Into rounder,
Kinder curves

The candle
Flirts your lips into a fleeting grin,
Momentarily,
You beam 

In the flow 
Of the glow
You blow

Warmth sapped
Rekindling your darkness
You're greying
Cancer preying

Yet,
Just for a moment
I saw you glowing
Header Image Credit: Pixabay

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Rosie Doyle

Rosie Doyle Voice Contributor

English and French graduate. I love to read, write and drink tea.

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4 Comments

  • Luke Taylor

    On 26 June 2018, 10:05 Luke Taylor Contributor commented:

    Wow. This has left me speechless.

  • Alice Wyatt

    On 26 June 2018, 10:16 Alice Wyatt commented:

    This is what I come here for. Wow. Beautiful . Bravo

  • Nici West

    On 26 June 2018, 10:48 Nici West Voice Team commented:

    This is fantastic! I love the rhythm and your choice of layout.

  • Rosie Doyle

    On 4 November 2018, 14:39 Rosie Doyle Voice Contributor commented:

    Thank you for all your comments! I really appreciated the positive feedback

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