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There are special people that we meet in life who seem to make life's journey a little easier. Those people are like a candle that shows the obstacles in your way so that Life is easier to deal with.

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I love this poem. I had always valued friendship,and this poem is about the only one that touched my heart
This is a beautifully written work about growing apart. At this moment in my life I feel alone and friendless Despite what my friends tell me I know that the day we walk past eachother like strangers is near. This poem made me realise it's not so bad at all.
i like this poem because i can relate it to my real scenario in my own life now.
this poem really touching ^^ I read it over and over again and everytime the feeling are the same ^^ thx for helping me speak out the words in my heart for me =)

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Lighting Your Way

If I was one thing, I'd be a candle
Lighting the way so you can handle
Your life easier without woes
Not having to fight with your foes.
I'd help keep you from stumbling over
Things blocking your path to an open door.
If I light your path, life is easier,
Even strong winds, my light will not deter.
No matter what, I'm here for you
To cheer you up when you are blue.
Do not fret when times get tough,
If things look down or kind of rough.
Just remember, I'm always here,
In your heart, close and near.
I will help you out in every way,
Happiness and love in your heart will stay.
Don't blow me out, that's one request
Unless it's me you do detest.
I do not try to hurt anyone
That isn't good or any fun.
But one day you may leave me behind
You may no longer need my light to shine.
If that day comes, go on your way
And I will hope to see you again one day.
If one day, I don't appear,
Do not worry, do not fear
I may be gone, but in your heart
The light I gave you did not depart.
It will be there forever and a day
To always bring happiness and light your way.
Farewell for now, I'm needed elsewhere
If your path grows dark, in your heart, I'm there.
So I'm really not gone, just not seen,
I would not leave, I'm not that mean.
Only one simple request that I must say,
Please, never forget those who lit your way.

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It's a beautiful poem that touched me a lot. My eleven year old daughter got second prize in school by reciting this poem. Many of her teachers appreciated the poem.
I have a seventeen year old son living with his grandparents. I miss him dearly everyday and wish he would choose to come home. I feel I've lost my best friend and don't know how to go on. Every day is a new day of disapointment I try to keep my head high and move on through my daily activities but fear my child,son,friend will never return I am sending him your poem in a hope to let him know I love him and let him know i'll always be here and its will never be to late
i think that poem is very nice.
It's beautifully written from the heart and it is a wonderful poem 'it's got alot of meaning behind it,the poem touch my heart. My Name is Kay.
james carlos
a very nice poem.
I would like to say thank u 4 those woundful words. I just lost my friend n i would like 2 say thanks n keep those woundful words go.
I loved this poem it brought tears to my eyes when i read it.
well. i donno how to tell u but i loved it sooo much!hope one day i'll become a poet like you!
wow i have 2 say goodbye to some one close to me because he is leave school=[! & i have to say this sounds like what i would do! thank you this is really going to help me say goodbye in a less painfull way=]
if we were all to light the way in friendship to just one other person there would be pease at last in our world----thankyou for your beautiful words
that was great i see your friends mean to you what mine mean to me
i think this poem is beautiful
awwwww. This poem is realy touching. Especially the last two lines. I cannot think of any words to describe this wonderful poem! Keep on doing what you do! THANK YOU SOOOOO VERY MUCH.
I really like this peom b/c I feel like a person in my life has been that light in my life. He was a person who is still close to my heart. He is like a brother to me. Even though we haven't been able to talk for about 2 months. Thank you for the inspiration. Keep writing!. *Jenny*
this is the sweetest poem, I have ever read. Thanks
This poem was very touching an a wonderful one thank you so verry much.
I just loved this poem! Tracy
WOW! this poem is great! It is so touching and inspiring! Whoever you are who wrote this poem, you are going to go far in life!
I thought this poem was really cool. I really liked it, so much, I did, it was so awesome!
Omg. that poem was so good. and i think it speaks the truth about most friends in general. keep up the good work. i look forward to reading some more of your poems.
what a beautifull way to express your friendship. what a true friend you must be.
It was absolutely beautiful. Very well done.
This is a very deep and insparational poem. The writer is very gifted and blessed.
this poem is beautiful. it doesnt not only make you think of friends who you havelost touch with but also friends you have lost throughout life.
this poem realy touched me and it reminds me of what I went through with my aunt before I lost her as she went to go live with my angels and watch over me. thank you soo much this poem is realy touching. anglmom
very touching easy to find meaning.
its good
this poem was truely wonderful I almost got to crying,,, wonderful,touching,, say's a whole lot ,,,keep up the great writing ,,thank-you
Wow! It's so wonderful. I love it! Thank you for letting me read this poem!
omg! i loved this poem it brought a tear to my eye .
this a great poem.
This poem says just what my son needs to see right now. He's been that candle of a friend who has now gone away to college & unfortunately is now cutting off friends left behind. Very touching. Thanks.
It's so touching.
Nadkie Kaziwai
i like da way it runz. kool
that was a true poem that really touched me i began to cry. but i just want to let u know that this is one of my fav.
[his was one of the best poem so far it is true to me and it touch my heart with love and saddness all at the same time i know how it is to put someone's heart down on paper! =) and be there for someone i care about alot and that mean so much to me] *MAD & CAT* =)
i love this poem
I really loved this poem
OMG ur poem is soo great that your poem has touched me and has made me cry. ur a great writer and hope ur poem is the best poem! i'm so happy u wrote this poem. i will write this poem to my friend.
hey! i really like this poem of yours. the words are so meaningful and im when i read it
this poem gave me shivers down my spine its awesome! I will never forget it! well done!
awesome poem
You know what friendship is all about and what it means to be a friend. Your poem shows that no matter what happens the lite you give to someone shines on forever in their heart. Thank you
i realy liked that poem. i have a friend that is going throught some hard times and i sent her your poem and it really made her day. in a way it kind of defines our friendship that we have. thank you
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