The Candle

This poem is especially suitable for funerals because it uses the image of a candle to celebrate remembrance of someone who has died. The poem is especially suitable for religious funerals because it ends with the promise that the narrator and their loved one will meet again.

The Candle

A candle burns bright in a window of gold
A beacon for life's weary heart
Promising beauty and splendours untold
Of a world that now keeps us apart
We travelled the path of our lives side by side
But this path you walked on your own
To a world where no pain and no suffering reside
While I stay in this world alone
So darling please tend to the candle for me
And nourish the flame lest it dies
Till the day when its radiant beauty I see
And it guides me at last to your side

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