Flickering candle, light the way,
reveal to me what to say,
So many emotions wrapped up in your flame,
Happiness, joy, sorrow and shame.
In time I know your illumination shows,
Forgiveness may come as the light glows,
Forgetting his influence? It will never fade.
Yet through this darkness I still wade.
Some days are hard and that’s when I need him most.
But his life didn’t move forward, called to be a ghost.
I don’t know if there really is a heaven or hell,
but I toil and carry on doing my best as well.
Now, the crackling of the fire brings me back.
I must attend to chores and have life to attack.