Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stormy Sea

La Jument, off the coast of Brittany, photograph by Jean Guichard


I am a light keeper,  beacon of hope
facing adversity when it comes to call
sending messages, helping sailors cope
solitary life, lost souls visit my stone walls

I remember sunny days sailing together
until, storm clouds took you away from me
lost amidst sorrow, cursing turbulent weather
haunting songs drifting grey foaming seas

I am a light keeper, my heart is true
seeking redemption, floating ghosts roam
may your ship always sail under skies of blue
navigating wild waves leading safely home

posted for the Mag 202
sharing with Poets United

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I like the idea of being a light keeper, beacon of hope!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Mary, may your light always shine.

      Delete
  2. Lovely--and great job with the prompt!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful - I always wanted to be a lighthouse keeper.......love the "beacon of hope" line very much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sherry,

      I think you would make a wonderful lighthouse keeper..guiding souls to safe shores.

      Delete
  4. I like this, full of striking images and a beacon of life to a dangerous world

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Alan,

      A dangerous world in need of light.

      Delete
  5. I like the positive line, I am the light keeper ~ Beautiful truedessa ~

    ReplyDelete
  6. The central metaphor here is a strong one - of true and faithful love whilst there is the whirling possibility of risk and loss all around and: 'floating ghosts roam..." Great! All the best to you at the start of this new year Scott www.scotthastie.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Scott,

      Thank you for the thoughtful comment. A whirling sea is full of emotions.

      Delete
  7. makes me think of one waiting for the other to come home, even when all hope is gone and they are feared dead....keep the light...keep the hope....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Brian,

      We all need to keep the light burning..hope you are enjoying your weekend.

      Delete
  8. One often fails to see it from their point of view. Very poignantly expressed Truedessa!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Hank..always nice to read your replies.

      Delete
  9. Soothing, engaging and thoughtful come to mind…very nice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for comforting words.

      Delete
  10. Keeping the flame burning
    As the minds wheels are turning
    Where could the other be
    Lost in the blue sea
    Or maybe drawing near
    A fickle thing, fear

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The never ending light
      paves the way at night
      lost souls taking flight

      Where could the other be
      searching the churning sea..

      Delete
    2. I`m sure the other is near
      Just perk up an ear

      Delete
  11. Lighthouse: a pillar of strength.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A pillar of strength it is during crushing storms..

      Delete
  12. ho ho ho grab a reindeer and fly away ho ho ho

    ReplyDelete
  13. when it comes to sea there is so much romance to be told.. so many stories... beautiful.. strong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Natasa that is very true romantic songs blowing in the waves..

      Delete
  14. The lighthouse is such an excellent metaphor. I can relate to your descriptions in this poem.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kerry,

      Thank you for reading..

      Delete
  15. Gripping and moving; well written.
















































































































































    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Berowne..not sure where all the space came from but, glad you came for a visit..smiles

      Delete
  16. What a beautiful write about lost love. I really like the gentleness of the ending.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Myrna,

      Thank you for feeling my words..

      Delete
  17. Replies
    1. Alex,

      Thanks for visiting today..

      Delete
  18. Love your story, sad, but beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Replies
    1. Thank you Tess, I really enjoy the prompts.

      Delete
  20. You really portray the mood of this beautifully...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lyn, the picture speaks of loneliness during a storm..

      Delete
  21. ...those last two lines show the heart in this, my friend... a beautiful write for such a noble thing that resides by the sea... truly enjoyed... thank you... smiles... & happy new year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kelvin,

      Welcome back my friend..I've missed seeing you around..it was nice to read your work again.

      Delete
  22. A light keeper first and forever more!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We should all be light keepers..

      Delete
  23. Before you know it your lightgouse has morphed into a Graceful ship......i enjoyed that , thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I do like the image of the lighthouse morphing into a ship..thank you for that thought.

      Delete
  24. What an understanding that exchanges here. So solid.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh, I really loved this! I love light houses, I love the sea, and everything else about your poem! Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete