Sunday, December 06, 2020


some things, we don't forget.

colour pencil sketch by dsnake1


we lit candles
on birthdays

drank wine
kissed lips

night walks
star maps

now i bring wine
to your altar

trying to smile
wiping tears

telling you
how i am coping

as i light candles
on your anniversaries

written     :   20/06/2015
expanded :   27/10/2020

BAND-MAID - Endless Story

Β© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2020

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Blogger Lisa said...

That's beautiful. There's comfort in talking to our lost loved ones, whether we believe they hear us or not.

06 December, 2020 23:29  
Blogger Rommy said...

A love story communicated movingly in just a few lines.

07 December, 2020 04:16  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Wishing you happy memories
Stay Safe


07 December, 2020 04:50  
Blogger Old Egg said...

Me too! (for my wife that is!)

07 December, 2020 07:02  
Blogger Jenna said...

This is a beautiful tribute. The short lines are really effective, because live is short.

07 December, 2020 07:14  
Blogger indybev said...

A poignant read. Well penned.

07 December, 2020 07:19  
Blogger Marja said...

Oh that's such a sad poem Love how the candle continues to burn in your poem. Great picture

07 December, 2020 09:57  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

You're such a master of restraint! These simple words, full of so much unstated but fully conveyed emotion, made my eyes damp.

07 December, 2020 18:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


yes, we would like to believe that they are listening.


thank you!
the original was just four short lines. πŸ˜€


thank you! πŸ˜€
you stay safe too.

07 December, 2020 19:29  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


i know you would.


thank you!
i like your take on the short lines, really a new angle of looking at the poem. πŸ˜ƒ


thank you! πŸ˜€

07 December, 2020 19:59  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thank you!
glad you like the sketch. πŸ˜€


thank you for the kind words!
i found an old haiku in the hard-drive during the lockdown, understood what i wrote that for, and recently revised it, and made a sketch for it as well from an old photo. πŸ˜„

07 December, 2020 20:08  
Blogger colleen said...

Gave me a chill. So true.

07 December, 2020 23:11  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I feel this one all the way to my bones. I understand (because I have lived it, too) every emotion inked into your poem. Remembrance can be perfectly bittersweet.

08 December, 2020 00:56  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thank you! πŸ˜€


yes, it can be bittersweet. πŸ™

08 December, 2020 15:10  
Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

A most beautiful poignant tribute that touched me so much emotion welled upped in my chest. (

Kind regards
Anna :o]

09 December, 2020 18:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Anna. :)

09 December, 2020 19:40  
Blogger Margaret said...

To light a candle - to have no bitterness - that is a virtue worth striving for.

19 December, 2020 07:06  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Margaret.
loved your comment : "To light a candle - to have no bitterness" :)

19 December, 2020 20:51  

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