Matches

Written from the daily prompt; bookworms http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/daily-prompt-bookworm/

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A good strike causes the reaction desired

Light and heat, an explosion fired

But alas often the strike goes wrong

Try again but not too strong

For if your grip is too firm

The match will break not burn

 

In life we can make mistakes

But to try again is sometimes all it takes

 

The match is not meant to burn alone

It gives its light on and on

Till the match has burnt through

It’s served its purpose no more to do

 

Our life is oft like a match with

Measurement by how much we give