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Seven Beacons

Seven beacons, one by one.
It started with the number one son.
He paved the way with tar and gravel.
For sometimes things would just unravel.

Number two, her spirit true.
She always did her best.
But no one get's to always be right.
Sometimes good will lose the fight.

Then number three did come to be.
Of course she lived in shadow.
Trying to add up one and two.
Her tally ended up too low.

Four gotten son was number one. 
But only to himself.
He left a family far behind.
To collect dust on the shelf.

A third girl from a prior marriage.
The fifth to be pushed in a carriage.
The last of them from father one.
But alas, she wasn't done.

Along came Dad and sister six.
She added nicely to the mix.
But blended family's do grow up.
It didn't leave much in the cup.

Along I came, the seventh son.
She finilly said, that's it, I'm done. 
I've often wondered why.
But somethings just are never known until the day you die.

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  1. Date: 5/7/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Some things you'll never know so accept what is and join the flow; for reality is here and now and number seven's set for a bow! Did you know 7 is the number of spiritual perfection?

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 6:59:00 PM
    Superb write dear poet,I truly enjoyed this poem.

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 3:32:00 PM
    Hey go ahead and try a dizain. I'd love to see one from you!!

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 6:47:00 AM
    How cool to write of your family as beacons. I believe 7th child has some significance to it, doesn't it? It's sure a lucky number in my book!!

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 8:09:00 PM
    #1 to #7... the beam from each light lit up her world! Your poetry sheds light Robert... lol from#2

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 6:36:00 PM
    I like this...well done. Seven is the perfect number, so you must be lol Hope you had a blessed Easter my friend. God Bless. Enjoyed the last poem you left on my Blooming Love Soup poem...Thanks !!!

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 12:17:00 PM
    So you were the last and probably the jewel of the lot. The time is now past but the experience is not. Hope you rise up and show you're the best, The time is now, so fly out of the nest. Sorry Robert, just can't compare with yours but had to give it a try. Sounds like a great family to be part of. Luv, Lizzie