Candle lighting ceremonies such as Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah are special occasions. The day can be as simple as lighting candles with your close family members. Often times, you’ll have decorative displays, speeches, songs, and of course, candle lighting poems.
If you’re working on your candle lighting poems, you’ve come the right place. In this article, we’re going to look at examples of candle lighting poem that you can learn from as well as some tips to write you own. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
4 Tips to Write Your Own Candle Lighting Poem
Writing your own candle lighting poem might seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never written any poetry. But worry not, you’re reading Poem Home, and below are some tips that you can use to write your lighting candle poems.
1. Write short poems
If you’re not familiar with writing poetry, making your poems long might not be the best idea. You’ll will risk being boring for your audience if you don’t convey your message well. Try to keep it short, some where between 4 to 8 lines is a safe bet.
2. Keep each poem the same length
It’s going to be awkward between family members if Grandpa got 6 lines when uncle John got 10.
3. Think about an unique personal trait of the person that you’re writing about.
This will make your poem sounds authentic and original. Sure, we have examples that you can learn from in the below section, but they’re not poems about your own family members.
4. Have fun.
This is the most important tip. It’s your special day, don’t forget to have fun! People will understand that you are not a professional writer, so it’s okay for your poems to be a little bit clumsy, as long as they are written by you.
Read more: The Power of Poetry in Speeches
7 Candle Lighting Poem Examples You Can Learn From
1. Aunt Vivian by Susan Linsenbaum
Aunt Vivian is a lady who has a special style
She’s bubbly and friendly and she always wears a smile
My Dad is glad to help out if her TV set should break
We’ll go to dinner or a movie, but she likes to cook and bake
You know I think you’re special, but now I’ll say it once more
When you come up to stand beside me to light candle number four
2. Mark by Claudia Pletter
Mark is my Dad’s partner they really like each other,
Except on those occasions, when they fight just like brothers.
He has a special goal, to which he greatly aspires,
He works hard now, so he can be young when he retires.
Spending time at the Outer Banks on the beach, he’ll take a stroll,
He’s into Aerosmith and the Stones give him good old Rock N Roll.
He calls us the “mall dwellers” shopping malls he really hates,
He’s a real Giant fan and thinks the Yankees are great.
Mark, I think it would be heaven,
If you’d come up and light candle seven.
3. My Friends by Unknown Author
High school tours are ahead now that I finished grade 7
Where we will go, my friends and I do not know
Musical theater, soccer, cooking, school and art
are places friends meet and we all have played a lot
Each person is different and yet close to my heart
so before I have to add more rhymes than anyone can handle
I invite all of my friends to light the next candle.
4. Sisters by Unknown Author
Jenna I’ve always loved you throughout the years
We have so many memories filled with laughter and tears
Even though we fight, we remain so close
I know that at times you find me annoyingly verbose
You’ve helped me in every class
But you’re knowledge I still can’t surpass
Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me
Please come up and help me place the next piece
Cara, my baby, you’re looking mighty fine,
Let me just say your one of a kind.
You are my favorite sister and literally my BEST friend, this everyone knows,
But, I hate it when I catch you wearing my clothes.
Unlike most sister relationships, I enjoy having you around,
You always give the warmest hugs and have the comfiest shoulder when I am down.
Car, whether your trying to be Chinese or not, I love you in everyway,
Come light this candle, like you light up my life each and every day.
Then there is Dana, what a sister,
It’s been some time since I’ve kissed her.
She’s the best and my number one,
Light the candle and have some fun.
This little girl is nice, funny and cute,
She’s special to me and a great sister, to boot.
Alissa, Alissa what’s there to say?
You are a really nice sister to me almost every day.
You’re definitely my favorite sister although my only one,
I’m so lucky to have a sister like you and we are always having fun.
I love you a lot as you can see,
So come light candle eleven for me.
5. Mom and Dad by Unknown Author
There are two people more special than all the rest
And just who they are, I am sure you can guess
How can I tell them, what words can I say
To let them know how much I love them today
For all through my life, they have been there for me
And have shown me the kind of person I should be
So please join me now and let this candle’s glow
Help show my feelings I’m sure that your know
Mom and Dad you must be glad the planning’s done
You publicized, you scrutinized, you organized the fun
You made me practice and study hard, til everything was learned
Now it’s your time to relax so come up and light candle ten
6. Little Brother Grant by Unknown Author
Sometimes I’m rude and I get on his case,
But no-one could ever take my brother’s place.
He sticks up for me and cheers me up when I’m down,
That’s only one of the reasons, I like having him around.
Jordan, I love you, you’re my best friend too,
So light this candle for me and you.
You’re my little brother and I love you…..I guess,
But you really do know how to be a royal pest.
You’re very good at sports and play the sax like Kenny G.
But how many times can you watch Sports Center on TV?
We have our good times and our bad, but I love you just the same,
So Grant, please come up and light this 13th flame.
7. Grandmom Pat by Unknown Author
You’ve watched me grow through out the years,
Being supportive and drying my tears.
Whether playing free cell with Poppy or just joking around,
Or playing scrabble with the “hottest” grandma in town.
Thanks for all the two of you contributed tonight,
With much love, the very first candle is yours to light.
I’m so glad all of you could make it here,
I’ll never forget the fun camp fires, Steelers games and dinners through out the year.
Although our times together are few,
I enjoy every moment I spend with all of you.
You guys are amazing to say the least,
Please come light my 2nd candle, Grandmom Pat.
I hope this article has given you some inspirations to write your own candle lighting poems. Now it’s your turn, and have fun lighting them candles!
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