The flame flickers…

Darkness spreads,
the moon starts to shine,
twinkling stars are the audience,

the breeze brings chills,
The flame still burns,
the wax melting,

the flame flickers,
fighting against over powering odds,
weakening as the breeze picks up…

More hands needed,
More cover needed,

We shall be the shields…
We shall be the knights…


13 thoughts on “The flame flickers…

  1. Indian Home Maker says:


    “We shall be the shields…
    We shall be the knights…”

    Beautiful, beautiful … moving words. Am linking this one to my new post.

  2. Usha Pisharody says:

    Simple, profound and very moving..

    Shall tell the kids about this at school on Tuesday…

    I love the metaphor you have used!!!

    Thanks IHM.. 🙂

  3. Mampi says:

    Great hope. I suffer from the same HOPE_SYNDROME OF OUR DAYS.
    Came to your space from IHM’s. And this poem is wonderful.
    May we all have this strength!

  4. Indyeah says:

    Beautiful lines Dhiren!and so moving!and they do give hope!
    ”We shall be the shields…
    We shall be the knights…”
    specially in the context that you wrote them….
    You write beautifully!
    absolutely loved it.Thanks for leading me here:)

  5. Crafty Shines says:

    wow hitchu! this is just awesome…. i loved the thought and how u rendered it!!!

    the last lines were just sooper!

    erm….so U said u have no talent in poems..

    itna modesty hitchu…no suiting!!! 😛

    it was beautiful! when r u writing next poem??

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