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Stony cliffs surround the 
  as waves buffet 
        the shoreline 
The lighthouse keeper stands alone 
He will weather the storm 
     Fierce winds blow 
               from the North 
  Yet he persists 
in his duty 
He knows that ship captains 
      depend on him 
He lights up the beams 
    They cut through the 
Preventing ships from 
      crashing on the rodky coast 
Th isolation of the lighthouse 
       is part of the reason 
the lighthouse keeper 
    does not falter
  Standing alone he saves 
large vessels from destruction

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  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:57:00 AM
    I bet it is a lonely job! I'm glad someone does it though :) (btw, lighthouse misspelling in 2nd line)

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 12:35:00 AM
    Nice, deep enough just for me to like it!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 12:35:00 AM
    Nice, deep enough just for me to like it!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 12:34:00 AM
    Nice, deep enough just for me to like it!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 12:33:00 AM
    Nice, deep enough just for me to like it!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 12:08:00 AM
    ONe has to love being alone to be this kind of keeper. I think I could have made a good lighthouse keeper!! (as long as I had internet and my tv with me!)

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 2:46:00 PM
    Great imagery here,Matthew! As a former sailor,I do absolutely appreciate both the lighthouses as well the lighthouse keeper:-) Excellent write my friend.Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Love lighthouses, Matthew! The sailors must bless him each time they come close to the rocky shoals and reefs. Hope all's well with you! Mikki :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Wonderful poem. And thank you for your kind comment also. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 1:50:00 PM
    the great lighthouses, Nice lyrics, I enjoyed reading them.God bless you, Erich.

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:57:00 PM
    I love lighthouses and love this poem!

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:55:00 PM have put me there...I can hear the sounds of the waves, the wind, and smell the salty air...even sense the despiration of both captain and keeper...well, deb

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Isolation. you capture it very well. daver

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 11:32:00 AM
    Great work that speaks from depths that some did not understand..Enjoyed reading this one today..I am glad that I chose it to read today..Thanks for stopping by my work..I apprecitate the kind review..Sara

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 11:07:00 AM
    i can feel the sensitive mood of your piece,matthew...the play between light and destruction is so lyrical with the keeper watching intently... so well done!..:)huggs and thanks for coming by!..:)