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    lighthouse

    standing alone in a tower of glass
    shining the light out to sea
    trying to save from destruction
    everyone but me

    once safely past the peril
    ships will blow their horn
    to thank the light for guidance
    before they carry on

    I don't know where they're going
    I don't know where they've been
    the only thing I've ever known
    is that they can't come in

    the life behind that mirror
    can only know the dark
    and from that solitary post
    never can embark

    I've never felt the lashing waves
    or stood to face the storm
    behind these plate glass windows
    I've a duty to perform

    to witness and to wonder
    what it must be like
    to bravely fight the raging sea
    and finally see the light

    I've tried to keep things going
    to ensure the light can shine
    but it's lonely in this lighthouse
    so now I must resign

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    ginga commented on lighthouse

    11-11-2009

    tender, I love the underlying frustrations and desires in this poem that reminds one of the keeper of the lighthouse and the dedication to their task. ginga

    jam4muzic commented on lighthouse

    08-05-2009

    Hm...I don't know. I don't think it's great or good or horrible. It's just the way it is. You put yourself as the lighthouse? Ishy for me. Do you mind checking out my poems? I'm new and want to know other people's opinions...

    Artie commented on lighthouse

    06-30-2009

    Welcome to my core .................................................................................

    UnworthyFather commented on lighthouse

    06-29-2009

    Wow!! You have so splendidly captured the loneliness and wistfulness of a lighthouse! The palpable desire for thankfulness in a thankless world. Who considers the light - until it is not there? This poem is so metaphorically rich it blows my mind! Great poem! Thanks for sharing. 10 from me.

    dragonheart1 commented on lighthouse

    06-28-2009

    Beacons of light can shine within just like the lighthouse shines within to help other ships avoid danger....But somtimes we dont see the light and avoid the storms of life

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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