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400 Candles

by Chris Sorrenti


Four-hundred candles
stand at attention
reflecting pool lined
each one flickers
a thousand lives snuffed out
by a mindless killer
loved ones forced to depart
before their time
leaving those left to ponder
how many more candles
must stand beside them
before this war is finally won

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01/21/2021

Posted on 01/21/2021
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 01/21/21 at 07:05 PM

I watched it.- off and on-Thank G-d. DJ has left DC. (he'll be back)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/22/21 at 11:47 PM

Your poem reminds me of a candle shape. I like this a lot, Chris. Thanks.

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