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thomasbmikkelsen
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For this trick (illustration) you will need four birthday candles. One of them should be a trick candle that will re-light after being blown out.
Place the four candles in front of the audience (in holders). Then you start to read this poem:

Four candles slowly burned
The ambience was so soft one could almost hear them talking
The first candle said "I am Peace"
"The world is so full of anger and fighting that nobody can keep me alight"
Then the candle of peace went out completely. (BLOW OUT THE CANDLE)
The the second candle said
"I am Faith"
"I am no longer indispensable
It does not make any sense that I stay awake one moment longer."
Then a breeze softly blew out Faith's flame. (BLOW OUT THE CANDLE)
Sadly the third candle began to speak
"I am Love"
"People don't understand my importance,
So they put me aside.
They even forget to love nearest to them.
I don't have the strength to stay alight"
And waiting no longer the candle of Love went out. (BLOW OUT THE CANDLE)
A child entered the room where the candles were
And saw that three of the candles were unlit.
"Why are you not burning?" said the child
"You are supposed to stay alight until the very end" (BLOW OUT THE CANDLE WHICH WILL RE-LIGHT ITSELF)
And the child was frightened and began to cry.
The the fourth candle said
"Don't be afraid. I am hope,
And while I am burning we can light the other candles"
With shining eyes the child took the candle of Hope
And lit the other candles. (LIT THE OTHER CANDLES)
The flame of Hope should never go out from your life,
And with Hope each of us can have a life
With Peace, Faith and Love.

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

The poem is not mine. I think it is based on a classic story, but I can’t find the real source. I found the poem here: http://www.poeticexpressions.co.uk/POEMS......Hope.htm

Alle the best
Thomas (Denmark)
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I like it. Not "magical" per se...but very illustrative

I think the kids would "get it" based on the poem.
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Thanks Mike!
Maybe you can make it a little more magical if you lit the candles with a burnt out match:
http://www.wikihow.com/Re-Light-a-%22Bur......ic-Trick
Just a small idea.
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Good idea...or with a flame at your fingertips?
Mike Maturen
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