Gibbons Gazette

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A Candle

A Candle

A candle.

A small fire.

Burning brightly

in a world full of darkness,


closed doors,

and mean faces.

A fire.

Trying to stay lit.

Trying to give warmth in the coldness

Trying to find fuel

to stay lit.

Everyone has a candle


deep inside them.

A place with warm faces

and open arms.

where everyone can belong.

A place with enough fuel

to help others have their candle lit.

But sometimes

the darkness takes over.

And the light is gone.



Turned down.

No place to stay.

All hope vanished.

Like the candle.

Weird looks.


With no warmth to continue.


In the darkness.


There will be a candle.

Who finds an extinguished candle

It will give the candle food.

And help it get lit.

Until the candles

are not candles.

But are instead…


Illuminating the sky.

Helping other candles.


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Theertha Nair
Theertha Nair, Editor/Author
Hi! My name is Theertha Nair, and I'm in 7th grade on the Yellow Team. I've always enjoyed writing, and when I learned that there was a school newspaper in Gibbons at the beginning of 6th grade, I was ecstatic. This is my first year doing journalism, and I'm loving it already! I play two styles of violin; Western Classical, and South Indian classical. In my free time, I enjoy a lot of things; baking, cooking, drawing, reading, biking, and basketball. I'm hoping that Gazette will help me get better at writing! Some of my favorite books are Song for a Whale, Benefits of Being an Octopus, and the Time Castaway Trilogy.

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