POEM FOR PARIS — POEME POUR PARIS!

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Victory."
Victory is a complex word, with all sorts of connotations and interpretations  -- past, present and future.
Given the horrific events in Paris this week, I have decided to respond with a theme of light for which this city is so well known as it has triumphed over many obstacles. 
(Note, I have added a French version of my poem, thanks to Google Translate. It has been quite a while since I studied French at university but I think that the translation is on track. :))
a flame for the city of light 
I lit a candle for Paris today
it burns brightly for all who were lost
wafting warmth towards those who survive
forging on despite savagery’s cost
 
une flamme pour la ville de la lumière

Je allumé une bougie pour Paris aujourd'hui
il brûle vives pour tous ceux qui ont été perdus
Transportant chaleur envers ceux qui survivent
forgeage en dépit de coûts de la sauvagerie

*French translation from Google Translate

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick
2015 A LIGHT FOR PARIS
2015 A LIGHT FOR PARIS
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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

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