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The candle of life is a-flickering

Its been burning for quite a long while

And sometimes it feels like it might just go out

And this will be over, and I’ll

Have spent all this time just a-waiting

For the right time that never arrives

To do all the things that I’m  waiting to do

While we ‘re busily living our lives


The candle of life burned so brightly

And it felt like it shone just for me

I thought it would shine on forever

Not fade when I reached sixty-three!

Now the candle of life is just glowing

Reminding me I must be quick

To do all the things I am wanting to do

‘Fore it comes to the end of its wick!