Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Melting Candle of Hope--By Olive Eloisa D. Guillermo - Fraser--Philippines

Melting Candle of Hope

Holding careful the thin line of sanity and despair
cold and colder are the days - nights passing by,
tender are the mornings, gnawing are the evenings
as nightmares fall frequently, snaking. Cutting raw.

Unmet. Breached expectations toss events raggedly,
acceptance due - rendered fail from the so called wise
rather the onset of pride heightens: rile! Miles and miles
is the old weary road. Yes, endured by a candle of hope.

Ever - believing, the rains, the pains will be over soon
as I've tasted heavens amidst coming and going hell
Helplessness, frustrations flood causing tears to tumble
Weakness quivers but I still cling to candle of hope.

In dark silence, I desire refuge, I desire a quiet rest but
knowing tomorrow burgeons to blossoms: hues of change.
Ah! Chances are frugal to collated reasons - prejudiced sins.
To where this ends, where will we be, kindly let me know?

Olive Eloisa D. Guillermo - Fraser, 28 year-old from The Philippines, is a nurse by profession. Poetry writing is her new found hobby, since 2012. She is a member of Poetry Soup where she submits most of her poems. Her writing inspiration is driven by God, experiences and nature. She dreams of publishing a book someday.


  1. Thank you so much Karen for accepting my poem though it has been awhile.. :)

    1. Dear Olive,

      Sometimes other things take us from our writing for a season. You are part of our Whispers' mosaic. It's so good to have you back sharing your talent with us.


  2. Dear Olive,
    Thank you for this heart-felt poem. It's message is timeless, yet encouraging for all who suffer.

  3. Welcome back, Olive, and thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  4. thank you so much Maurice.. :) Still busy nowadays though... :)

  5. Dear Olive. At first, I thought why is it "Melting Candle of Hope" Why not Burning the candle of hope. Then it occured to me, melting is burning, which means the same thimg. You picked a hard subiject and did a great job, leaving the reader to give aid, that many can solve problem in the end, till all the candles of hope melt down to a sultion. I enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing.