Black Poetry : The Lighthouse

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  1. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My lighthouse,
    sits on the hill...
    But can you see it?
    Through the fog, the stretch of my light
    is dim and almost unseen.

    I strive to shine...
    a beacon of hope to someone.
    I need
    I want
    I desire
    I aspire
    and then I tire.
    The fog grips me in its icy clutches and the
    light emitted from my house is extinguished.
    In this life I strive to lead by
    example.
    Do what I do and what I say line up?
    Does it fall in line under your will?

    Or am I just a stone edifice that was supposed to
    direct the lost,
    only I’m lost myself?
    How can the blind lead the blind?
    And how can I lead when I'm blind and don't know that
    I am?
    An ongoing trial...
    striving for pure perfection or close to it....
    Direct me
    Grab me
    Redefine me
    Live within me.
    Let my light pierce the fog once again


    ~Copyright 2004
    "Son of the Daystar" Publishing
    "Poeta nascitur, non fit."
    ~The Poet is born, not made.
     
  2. Poetrymama

    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Re: Lighthouse

    Very nice poem. To enlighten is not learned it is a gift. keep it up.
     
  3. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hmmmm that is so true and I thank you dear. God bless.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I enjoyed reading the power of the lighthouse, very nice and warm piece.
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Many thanks My Queen. God bless.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great metaphor here. We tend to think that we can't be of help if we're lost ourselves. But it's amazing how we can be clueless about our own lives, but add great foresight and strength to others. Great scribe.
     
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    very moving piece flow head as wisdom float
     
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    MrBlak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The lighthouse metaphor is a good one for spreading knowledge and trying to reach people.....there is much "fog" in the community and I can identify with what you say. Good poem.
     
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    A psalm to which we all should hold dear...
    for it is a struggle every day to attain
    the place to which we are ordained

    If only, there were more like you...
    who did not settle or accept
    their short comings...

    but we should never underestimate our light...
    sometimes it's brighter than we think
    and shining, even when we think it's out

    This was beautiful, it stirred my soul.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
     
  10. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much sister Watz. I love you boo.
     
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