The Candle That Burns

As we walk the path of life, at times it is hard
To keep ourselves from losing hope and remember who we are
But there’s a light in our hearts and we never walk alone
The candle that burns guides us through the great unknown

We listen to the daily news of hunger, war and strife
We wonder what it’s leading to, is this all there is to life?
But then from deep down within, there’s a flicker of light
The candle that burns is the love which makes things right

So be brave and be bold, hold your head up high
Shine your light, don’t ever give up, those who succeed are those who try
And then your life can be a light to help others along the way
The candle that burns is the promise of dawning day

The candle that burns is the spirit within
Let it burn day and night, do not let it grow dim
Do not hide it away, let its beauty shine through
The candle that burns is the best in me and you

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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