By Charles Robert Lindholm 

She was a candle in the wind
that brightened up
the darkness of the night
with the light she
brought into my life 

She warmed my heart
with her flame
as it flickered
and fluttered
inside her soul
and protected me
from the cold
and lonely
winters of life 

My days were always
brighter with her
by my side
and for me
the sun could
not compete
with her 

A candle in the wind
that flickered
and fluttered 

A Flickering Soul
a beautiful flame
that I shall
love forever 

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
Inspired by Niharika Jaiswal’s poem “Wormhole” on Opinionatedhead.com

This is the first and only poem to date that I have recited in public!  A number of months ago a friend’s wife passed away and I shared this in a condolence note to him.  It spoke to his heart and he asked me to share it at her memorial service.  I was so honored to have his love and devotion for his Beloved wife represented by my words.  The pay isn’t always great for being a poet but the rewards are priceless!!!