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you are a candle burning in the darkened tunnel.
your faint glow casts a pool of light that encircles me,
taking away the coldness of my reality.
without you i would lose faith in everything.

the light that eminates from you gives me hope,
to face another day, another twist and turn down the tunnel.
your light casts a new look upon the colorless walls of my life.
you give meaning to what didn't matter before.
you help me see what i used to ignore.
you help guide me, let me see paths hidden earlier.

without you, i would forever be lost in the darkness,
continuously stumbling over hidden rifts,
never seeing those other paths.
if you, my candle, are b lown out, my world would be cast into darkness;
my hopes and dreams would drift away with the tendrils of smoke.

i would try to relight the candle, to bring you back to me.
the candlewick that is your heart flickers weakly.
you try so hard to sputter back into life,
but it's all in vain; you're too weak to hold your former brilliance.

i'm left alone in my dark and foreboding reality,
the paths disappearing from my sight.
you were my chance to find my way,
out of this tunnel, to restart my life anew.
now that you're gone i'm lost here,
all hope and dreams shattered.

you were my burning candle,
giving me the light, strength, and warmth i needed.
you were my burning candle,
but my faith flickers and dies,
because you are my burning candle no more.

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