My candle burns at both ends,
Not sure how to identify true friends;
Life moves on without a hitch,
WHY care about which is witch;
If I bury all sorrows in a crater,
Won’t things look much better?
ABC Wednesday (Y=Why)
Poetry Potluck at Jingle Poetry
If you are a poet, please join Jingle Poetry Potluck Week 42 Today, Week 42 Theme: Friends, Siblings, and Cousins…Yet, you are encouraged to share old poems or poems unrelated to our theme!
It is July4TH, I watched Fireworks last night at my city, Happy Independent Day! Feel Free to Claim Tags/Awards in the post …
64 thoughts on “My Candle Burns At Both Ends”
I can definitely relate to having one’s candle burn on both ends……..let us bury those sorrows. Excellent.
nice.. i really like the pictures.. 😀
…really nice… liked the rhythm and the thought that volumes from it.
This was a sad one. : ( Embrace the good, release the sad.
Like that line, who cares about which is witch. Beautiful graphics with this one, as usual. Ha! Blessings to you, Jingle…
Nicely written my friend, Of course I love the first line, Great painting also…
They sure will Jingle – so where’s your spade?
Indeed “which is a witch”– nice play on words!
True enough. Vincent burnt the candle at both ends so we benefit and rejoice from his sacrifices.
Nice work. Happy 4th of July
Sometimes hiding or ignoring your sorrows only make the flame burn faster. Nice job.
don’t we all do this from time to time….
Definitely agree with you..this one glides so easily!
Good one Jingle – and life does move at such a pace, and yes it is often hard to identify new friends – Thank you for sharing.
Some real sadness here…
Hope writing this released some of it.
You have a true friend in art.
What a great poem. It holds such feeling. Burying those feelings is probably not the best choice. I think friendships have to be tested to find the true ones. I wonder if unconditional friendship exists?
Liked your play on words in this one.
Whitch is witch….Hmmm… seems like someone betrayed someone. Hope not!
Love the pics and gifs… always so bright and cheerful
What a curiously intriguing poem. Your choice of words tantalise the reader to read not only your feelings but their own also.
Very nice — I like it.
A poem that takes you with it…great
As always, a delightful read. Colorful, too…
Sublime, unique take on the prompt. Keep your sweetness… you motivate a lot of people!
I LOVE that line – why care about which is witch. Awesome.
If I bury all sorrows in a crater,
Won’t things look much better?…
Yes it does. Sometimes when you slow down with no burning taking place at both ends, you wonder what else you can do…
Lovely, sweet share. Thanks!
You managed bits of everything in there!
Sad but surely we have all been in this situation. Yes, bury the bad memories and move on.
Pretty fetching one!!!
wonderful read Jingle.
If only we could bury our sorrows in a crater…
Wonderfully done Jingle!
sorry for the lateness
i’ve opened myblog after a month
LOVE THE POST 😀
Yes…out with those sad & bitter memories and on with the joys of life.
Nicely done Jingle & thanks for the gifts.
Have a great week ahead, dear blog friend!
Be careful you do not bury too deep, or you may be stuck forever in the black asleep. 🙂 Lovely poem!
I hear you are burning the candle at both ends. There’s no time for worrying over the past or dissecting what’s real and what isn’t. Your words always make me smile.
quite an intelligent poem jingle. identifying good persons is not that easy. so lets try to love others till they prove us wrong. 🙂
I had to read this through a couple of times… it’s so powerful…
Well, that was a fun combo of prompts. I’m not sure any of us are true friends all of the time…friendship is just one of those undeserved gifts to cherish I suppose.
An interesting look at life. The view from all sides.
PS: Thank you Jingle for your very supportive visits to my Blog. Eileen 🙂
its so sad!
hang in there, you are unique and very special.
Jingle – extinguish one end and replenish … LOL – we don’t want you to burn out in the middle … this would be too sad! 🙂
A very beautiful poem. It happened to us all the time. And I find it a lesson learned and when it’s done move on. Life is so much beautiful ^_^
Great homonym; yes, I know about that candle.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Ah, the big ‘whys’. . .lovely words and VanGogh graphic(?)
Very nicely done!
Poignant poem and I liked the artwork too.
When I hear “burning your candle at both ends” I can’t help but remember Elton Johns tribute song to Princess D.
Love the poem — it is poignant! Wonderful post for the Y Day! Hope your week is going well!
Nice, Jingle. 🙂
I’m glad your poet burried his troubles in that crater and not himself.
Nice-a good reminder to slow down as we always seem to forget.
My ABC, please come and see.
Sweet words cute graphics xx
The crosses we all bear… But burning a candle at both ends is a choice… one we can choose not to… 🙂
wonderful graphic and haunting words regarding friends.
ABC Wednesday Team
Millay would be proud.
Alas, only time reveals true friends…sad, but this gives a lovely light…
Cleverly crafted, this one. Only the telling lines left in.
Which is witch … perfect!
I have to agree with a commenter… the first line is powerful…a real hook