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by Arden Davidson (C)1998

Pritzy keeps a candle
close by his head
to light up the dark
when he goes to bed.

Well, one night when Pritzy
went to light up the wick,
a funny thing happened
to his candlestick.

The flame was not orange
as it had been last night.
It was purple instead.
"Hey! this isn't right."

"My candle is broken.
It's odd and its strange.
I don't like purple flames.
I'm perturbed by this change.