Lighthouses

Alone on the shore, she stands silently. A single beam of light casts a glow on the rocky shore below. The light sweeps the shore as the waves caress the shoreline. As quiet as she is she speaks to millions. Quietly she tells them “Caution, the sea crashes the land here.” As the light turns another warning is heard “Rocks and rip currents are here, be alert”. Again in a softer tone as the light breaks the night, “This way will safely lead you home”. As daylight breaks, her light goes dim yet she stands majestically on the shore. She sleeps somewhat during the day yet, at a moment’s notice she will shine and guide. She is the beacon that guides sailors home to their families and loves. When she fails, she cries silently and waits to guide another home safely, all the while knowing that stupid pride or failure to head her light failed the man more then she failed them. This does not ease the pain though. Years pass and many have helped keep her shining and although she is older and she doesn’t do her job anymore she is still admired and revered. Children look at her with wonder and amazement, lovers bask in her soft glow on warm summer nights and sailors admire her in the daylight and reminisce about how her light guided their fathers and grandfathers home. She sleeps a bit more now but her light will shine no matter what.

Alone in her room she plays; a single beam of light that casts a glow of love on my rocky life. Her light sweeps my heart and caresses my soul. Through out her little life she has quietly guided me through rocky seas. “Caution these rocks will rip your heart apart” she has said through her eyes. “The sun will shine again” she says with a hug and kiss. "This way to shore and home as she takes my hand and smiles. She’s not tall and far from silent. Her hair shines in the light and her tiny fingers guide me through the darkest night. Her love warms in the bitter cold and cools me in heat of life. I stand and admire he strength and resilience. I stand and look at her with wonder so small when our journey began and yet so big in wisdom and love. I continue to be amazed by her.

Lighthouses are not only along the shore. THey follow us through life. Some of them are only with us briefly and then the sea of life sweeps them away. Others stand silently with us and flashes light on rough seas and safely guides us along the shore. Don’t always look for them to be tall and silent. Some of them are small in stature but their light is strong and bright. Some don’t seem very strong, by they stand the test of time and grow stronger as you grow stronger. Always remember lighthouses do not leave, even when you don’t see them along the shore. Their light encompasses your heart and their soul is intertwined with yours and will guide you always on the seas of life.

Lighthouses

phlgrl33

Joined November 2007

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