Friday, October 12, 2012

OctPoWriMo day 12 Message from the Lighthouse Keepers

Todays theme was passion and the writing prompt that got me started was "Hearts and Hands open..." I had trouble getting started because most of the things I am passionate about dont lend themselves to poetry immediately. Finally I found the images to write about some events of the past year I felt very deeply about indeed.

Lifeline from a Lighthouse

You washed up on the shore
        Of our hearth and hearts.
        We threw you a lifeline and took you in.

It was neither your fault nor ours
           That the tsunami engulfed you again
            And at least for now
            Pulled you beyond our reach.

But should the tide reverse for you
             We are still here, the safe port. 
             We keep the signal light burning in the lighthouse
              Never knowing when you might struggle to our shore again.


  1. A world of meaning in the words "a safe port" against the backdrop of a powerful nature that can be as destructive as a tsunami. The poem reminds me that what was once found can be lost again. Poignant.

  2. Thank you Beth...glad you felt what I was trying to achieve.

  3. Nature is powerful and I get that you honour that in this poem and also offer support! beautifully said....

  4. That was beautiful, thank you. There are so many ways to read it and that gives the reader a gift.

  5. Thank you Jyllianm, I am glad you liked it.

  6. So, so poignant. Beautiful imagery and it captured what you had been going through so perfectly and achingly. Well done.

    1. Thank you Mod Mom this one was a gut wrencher...