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Beacon – Beckon


I follow a blog in which the the lady that writes it manages to create a calm feeling as you read and her posts have a wonderful sense of humour in their style.Her blog is called IT GOES ON and she recently wrote a post about lighthouses which you can read here and included some great photos. I particularly liked the ones where the white of the lighthouse contrasted with the stormy background.

It got me remembering a poem I wrote a long time ago. It probably dated back to 2008 or 2009. I remember my daughter was trying to write a creative story for a high school assignment in her Yr 11 or 12 English. I told her at the time it was easy if she just let her mind wander, or she looked at people’s face in photos and took inspiration  because that’s what I do. I  set about writing my own poems and stories based on her theme topic ‘Journeys of the Heart’, us both pounding out stories, her on her computer , me on mine. I don’t know what became of her stories. That computer died not long after she finished her HSC and we hadn’t backed much up. Mine on the other hand was backed up (its also a replacement computer) so with a little searching I found my lighthouse poem.

Moving on

Your love is a lighthouse beacon

Guiding me safely

Through the violent waves rolling

Thrashing in the sea of life.

A strong undercurrent attempts to drag me

Back to a place I no longer wish to be

The shore I left from now far away in the distance

Guide me through the rocks that continue to graze my heart

Love’s past hurts like open sores on my body

Feel every jag of the rocks

Until your light guides me to a safe passage

Then I’m able to rest on the soft sand

Basking in your glow

As my wounds heal.

Thank you Suzi for reminding me of the folder of writing I have.


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Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

10 thoughts on “Beacon – Beckon

  1. This is a wonderful post…how generous of you 🙂

  2. So beautiful. Thank you so much for your lovely words. They have started my day of beautifully 🙂 May you have a blessed day. 🙂

  3. Good post, lovely poem 😎

    http://suzjones.wordpress.com highly recommended and yes she’s definitely a calming influence 🙂

    warm regards

    Don Charisma

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