The Lighted Path

I walked upon a rocky path
towards the Heart of I -
it stretched into the distance,
the horizon of the sky

I followed it uphill and down
through convoluted turns,
it seems a journey endless
but the Will to get there burns

Every time I feel despair or flag
there comes a curious sight,
a beast of pearly white appears
with a horn of purest Light

He calls to me from far above
voice of hope and courage too -
a beacon shining through my night
on a pathway sure and true

My soul has sent this gift to me
to guide my steps till dawn -
Day’s light shall find me in Christ’s heart
beside the Unicorn.

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I have long believed in unicorns and wrote this, and copious other work, back in 1990.
In researching the mythological history of this fabulous beast, I discovered many wonderful stories, some of which crossed the line into Christianity, where the unicorn stands as a symbol for the Holy Spirit and the innocence of Christ.
Highly recommended reading is “The Lore of the Unicorn” by Odell Sheppard

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christ, unicorn, journey, holy spirit

Comments

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 5 years ago

    Definitely a fav, well written Skyhorse:-)

  • thought it might appeal to you Louise :)
    thanks for the lovely comment/fav

    – skyhorse

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 5 years ago

    My pleasure, I really enjoyed reading it. Would make for a lovely piece of calligraphy with an illustration of a Unicorn amongst the verses.

  • are you offering ???

    – skyhorse

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 5 years ago

    Great stuff S!!! :))

  • thanks D, glad you like :)

    – skyhorse

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 5 years ago

    Yes! Will complete some important jobs first & let you know when.

  • AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!
    whenever works for you is just fine :)

    – skyhorse

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 5 years ago

    OK

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Excellent!!

  • oh thank you Marvin, glad you like :)

    – skyhorse

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    A great piece of writing my friend.

  • wasn’t so sure this would appeal to you :) but thank you!

    – skyhorse

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