Matchstick

Matchstick

A Poem by Abhilash Hegde

I
talk of a Matchstick
that lent fire 
to my candle.

It had a
fierce head
of gunpowder
with a slender tail
of ageing wood.

It pondered
all while
and wished
for a name.

It dreamt 
all long
and desired
to taste fame.

And,
one fine day

I
came along
and set It
on flames
to light
my candle.

Wax dripped
as the candle blazed.
And, the Matchstick,
through its last rites, 
still burnt all in glow
for its pride.

held its ash
in bare hands
and smelled
its sacrifice.

It had
brought light 
to my world
and had 
given life
to my candle.

It had held
its head high
to burn in spurt
for a name,
and to douse out
with a sparkle
to taste the fame..

- AH 10/07/2007

© 2020 Abhilash Hegde


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what a unique and
lovely piece to read
A simple little
matchstick yet holds
the power to give
light and glow to
let another shine
brighter as with
people willing to
sacrifice for a
higher purpose
of another.

I'd say this spent
matchstick can't
be matched

Nice Work;






Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing this write Fran. I'm glad to hear your words and thoughts, Match.. read more



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what a unique and
lovely piece to read
A simple little
matchstick yet holds
the power to give
light and glow to
let another shine
brighter as with
people willing to
sacrifice for a
higher purpose
of another.

I'd say this spent
matchstick can't
be matched

Nice Work;






Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing this write Fran. I'm glad to hear your words and thoughts, Match.. read more
Enjoyed this read about sacrifice and thought about some who had done just that. Burned brightly and died young. Nicely written with good description Abhi.

Chris

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

11 Months Ago

very sorry to hear Chris .. someone who passed away young, my condolences. May they rest in peace. <.. read more
I really like this. My own vision is driving and thinking about all possibilities. It's skillfully written.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much Duff. I'm glad you read this write and shared your thoughts, I value that it pro.. read more
Very simple, but it contains a very strong message. That's actually all I have to say about it. I enjoyed reading it :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

Thanks for dropping by, Mister T.
Appreciate, sharing your thoughts on this one :)
This is well-written & specific & visual -- all things I love to see in a poem. Most of all, I love the on-going analogy . . . how sometimes we meet a person in life that lights us on fire, but in so doing, it can mean the end of something precious . . . the unavoidable sacrifices of life. This is a very original & interesting way to make your reader ponder such trade-offs in life.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

I like the way you put it. Well! yeah .. that's so true.
I'm glad to know you found this one.. read more
With simple words and inspiring message.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

Thank you Dipanita, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :)
I really love this one. Can't help but feel this one being a lot more philosophical than your other writes that I have read till now. It's really well penned poem. How one goes to the lengths and the sacrifices one goes through for another or for oneself. Ensuring that the latter is able to live life to the fullest or the former himself goes through changes beneficial to the self and inspires others to follow suit. Honestly that kind of will and spirit of self-sacrifice for the sake of others or for oneself is rare in the present era. People should at least learn to make compromises even if they can't aim for self sacrifice. It's a thought provoking write. I like it much ^^ Thank you for sharing ^^

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

I'm glad to hear your views on this write, Errenn.

Yeah, my writes do have a word of .. read more
&Eacute;renn

5 Years Ago

Your welcome ^^
As I understand it, one thing has had to expend itself in order to give rise to another. The question then may be, "was it worth it?" Some deep thoughts here.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

Only when we endure, make sacrifices, do good to others and be kind, we better ourselves in the proc.. read more
I like the message. burning to light the path of others. the ultimate sacrifice. grandiose. you wouldn't find such a thing in this time an' age. only one person comes to mind. your mother.

good one Abhilash!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

Thanks Woody, for stopping by...
Perfect, that's exactly the message I was trying to convey t.. read more
I like the way you have headed the verses with 'I' like a matchstick, its lighting up and burning out - in the glory of a flame. A sacrifice to light up the candle fame/flame.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much for noticing, Solar!
This poem is all about, belief, dogged determination, a d.. read more

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Abhilash Hegde

San Diego, CA



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