Candle Wax

Candle Wax

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about candle wax.


Candle Wax


December 19, 1989

Bzz. Bzz. The busy bee
Builds from wax a bonnie hive
Where the other bees may live
In a hollow maple tree.

Men come by to steal the walls
Of wax for making candle light,
And desecrate the honeyed halls.

Dip. Dip. The candle grows
As wax builds layer on layer so thick
To fill the pewter candle stick,
Then, lit by match, the candle glows.

The light in turn sustains the beeman
Who ever glories in the royal flight
Which starts the flow of wax again.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 20. Initial reactions welcome.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, wax, bee, candle, light

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..