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Harbor Lights

you are as St Thomas….
          my friend
you are warm and serene
    
you are a tranquil isle
 in the midst of my chaos

thank you for your genial sand 
    and your amiable waves
        they hold me aloft 
     in my sea of sorrow

     you are a mellow place 
to disembark from the storm
      that sometimes rages 
      (a bit out of control)

you don’t try to change me
   you guide me to safety 
      in your kind way

your laugh lights me up 
  in moments of angst
when I flutter about 
    blind and wounded

Yes….you are just as St Thomas 
    with a balmy breeze
and endless ocean mystery
    brilliant in your clarity 
and sweet in your honesty

tropical island smile
     palm tree heart 
you sway with the tempest

a harbor with a beacon light
to shine my pathway bright

when rough times pummel
    you smooth the way
troubled Cobblestones 
        just disappear 
in the wake of your empathy
    (shoreline replaces) 
I see miles of infinite blue

and I can shine again 
    because of you…..


Dedicated to a very dear friend who has helped me and my heart in so many ways. To heal 
and to feel happy to be me. This poem was written to let him know how much he means to 
me.

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  1. Date: 4/9/2009 12:15:00 PM
    Awesome tribute to the healing power that surrounds us if we but look for it ... very inspiring write here, Christie!!

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 12:32:00 PM
    Ps. Before I leave this tenderfully beautiful write I would like to say~My hat is off to this friend of "Yours," for whom You have written this amazing gratitude unto!!!:):)~Smile~May they 'never' stop, being "Your St. Thomas!!!":):):)

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 12:28:00 PM
    ....I believe that "You" have described the text within this wonderfully beautiful write, of what 'True Friendship," should really be like and all about!!!:):)~As Always, "Within Your Gifted & Perfect Way!!!:):)~"Here's To St. Thomas, And To All of 'Your Beauty!!!!'":):):)~"Extremely Lovely Write, Christie Moses!!!"~"Love To 'You & Your Precious Brianna' Always, John!!!":):):) On we go....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 12:20:00 PM
    ....whom would not wish to be, as the one within this write described, unto "Your Priceless Self!!!?:):):)~"troubled Cobblestones just disappear in the wake of your empathy"~Smile~Ahh, but to be as such within "Your Life," would be but an honor I do believe!!!:):)~Something for all of us to strive for, in regards to Yourself!!!:):)~And as a matter of fact; possibly unto one another also....cont....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 12:13:00 PM
    Smile~"What a very tender and precious write!!!:):)~"thank you for your genial sand and your amiable waves"~What a wonderful verse this is: it shows myself two things~"Your" command of words; and how to always place them within the correct place!!!:):)~And, "The Genuine Softness & Pureness of Your Precious Heart & Soul;" deserving of a world of friends just as You have described within this "Beautiful Write!!!:):)....cont....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 6:39:00 AM
    Yes, I feel something more than harbor lights in the piece...lots of color, light...lots of religious faith gained... the LIGHT after all. Christie, you are a jewel. Love your poetry. BIG LOVE, daver

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 10:44:00 AM
    Wow, my dear friend! This is one heck of a beautiful poem. I want to say it is one of the best you have written, without wishing to detract from the fact that all your poems are awesome and among the best I have ever read. When it comes to writing about friendship and dedication, this is the pinnacle of the art. With love always, Jack x

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:07:00 AM
    Thank you Christie for the hon mention in your enjoyable contest.You made my day.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:04:00 AM
    Warmth and appreciation just flow through this poem Christie... the sweetness nurtured of you a tide of smiles.... fabulous work !

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 1:13:00 AM
    Lovely image in this phrase Christie ' you are a mellow place to disembark from the storm/ Nice work.Rgds Brian & hanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:44:00 PM
    Beautiful words flow from your soul to the page, nice work and wonderful use of imagery...Raul

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:17:00 PM
    Wonderful use of St Thomas and your love of friendship beauty flows from every line A story to enjoy by all! Excellent write Christie Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 1:05:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, love the comparison it's so perfect. Such an amazing piece, thanks so much for sharing such wonder. Blessings, ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 12:35:00 PM
    You shine, Christie, because you are the star in the sky of our imagination. This poem is so nostalgic to an island boy. Peace and love

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 10:13:00 AM
    How lucky you are to have a friend who inspires such great poetry, Christie! And your friend is lucky, too, to have someone who appreciates them. This is so uplifting! What a fine tribute!

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:17:00 AM
    Love...love the comparison....the use of such a lovely place in your description of a relationship that is so filled with beauty.....another poem that lifts the reader to your view. ~ Another wonderful write from Christie!

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 7:08:00 AM
    Not sure who is luckier, you or your friend. So glad you have someone like this in your life. As there is no doubt they are so blessed to have you. So beautiful Christie. They will cherish this. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 6:10:00 AM
    Shine on Lovely write I love the stanza cobblestone...I'll be checking on your writes as this is good Blessings

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 6:05:00 AM
    peaceful, warm, lovely!

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 6:05:00 AM
    What a beautiful write Ms KY, your heart shines so tender in this,,,PS: you child have got to go to St Thomas!

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