I lit a candle for you today;
It flickered in the gloom.
I watched for a while as it danced away,
Lighting up the room.
I locked you in that flickering light,
And prayed for just a while.
By now you will have burnt out with the night,
Leaving dark the aisle.
May God love your flickering heart,
For I no longer dare.
From that dear flame I now must part,
And leave your ashes there.