Carry the Flame


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It is my dearest hope that I pass this flame to my son and that my purpose be fulfilled in a lasting shimmering hope that lives on to never die and again be passed to another worthy bearer.

Carry the Flame

Carry the Flame


Carry the flame

Your pathway may be perilous

Your radiance remains

Remember those that before you came


No matter what wicked hearts attempt to do

Stay with your purpose, pure and true


At times you may feel unsound

Standing on shaky ground

Remember the flame to escort your passage

Never forget your sacred message


No matter what evil you encounter

Be steadfast in your soul and you will not falter


No doubt you will certainly feel unsteady

But within your metal you must be ready

To stand against the angry wind you must

The power of justice in you is trust


Darkness and hatred are yours to defeat

A sword of honor you will keep


Intention, drive and high resolve

Will make your force each mystery solve

Compelling shattered arches of hate

Send winds on cherubs to abate

Yours are the Powers of Heavens to harness

To devour the worlds uneasiness


Angels and foes will walk among you

Rivals will merely briefly stun you

You bear a crystal hope within

The flame, beginning and the end



-Marian Jacobs


(For My Son)

November 2009

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moore2moore commented on Carry the Flame


just The Way to go ,this is jost a flame that will light up the dark side of foerous gallery.You deserve to make it all time Dear.



Thanks for your support and kind words.

Bettysrainbow48 commented on Carry the Flame


I found your poem very good and interesting to read. I liked it.



Thanks Betty, Of course, the inspiration for it is even more interesting and time consuming for me, my boy. I'm so glad you got something from it. I hope it inspired you somehow.

Tempestlady commented on Carry the Flame


I saved it to my favorites. Would like to read it to my son, sometime. A wonderful philosophy and sentiment. Write on...



Dear Tempest, I understand what you mean. I am only pleased that you found something of value to share in it. That warms my heart. Bless you!

markrohaley commented on Carry the Flame


Congratulations and I hope Almighty God who is Jesus Christ blesses you with life. :)



Thanks Mark, for your congrats and for your blessing.

M4n1s commented on Carry the Flame


Congratulations! Well done to a poem that comes from a mother's heart.



Thanx so much, for the response. Glad you enjoyed it.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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