Hot Wax, Cold Water

Hot Wax, Cold Water

He who seeks to dip his wick
should study well which girl to pick.
She was a candlemaker’s daughter,
who lived by what her father taught her,
and though he wooed and thought he’d caught her,
melted wax that meets cold water
floats on top and forms a crust
quickly quenching any lust.

If he seeks to woo and win her,
it will take much more than dinner,
pop of cork and candlelight.
A match, a sip and then a bite
are not sufficient to win a dame
accustomed to a candle’s flame.
He’d do much better if at the start

he had sought to melt her heart.


For Bushboy’s Challenge: Hot Wax, Cold Water. (To see the original post that prompted this challenge, go HERE. To see Bushboy’s poem, go HERE.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

13 thoughts on “Hot Wax, Cold Water

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I love that what WP chose to put on their “More on WordPress” recommendations at the bottom of my “Hot Wax, Cold Water” poem is “Ultimate guide on how to get stains out of clothes.” Ha! I guess they took the poem title literally.

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