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.
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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