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Below is the poem entitled THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The old lighthouse has many shadows,
though it once cast welcome light, 
waves on the coast and a weeping ghost
echo laments in the dead of night.

The old lighthouse still has a keeper, 
Though no keeper there now stays,
waves on the coast and a weeping ghost
slowly erode deception away.

The old lighthouse shields a dark secret,
though bloodstains will never lie,
waves on the coast and a weeping ghost
denounce a near perfect alibi. 

The old lighthouse no longer searches,
though the sea forever pounds, 
a weeping ghost and waves on the coast 
reveal why his wife was never found.

*Jan 8 2013

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Wow...excellent writing!! This gave me a chill of goosebumps !! I was held in suspense until the last line. You have told an excellent ghost tale within this poem. Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Cyndi - genuinely creepy - which I hope was your intent. My tummy took a turn. I love the rhythm and rhyme on this one. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:04:00 AM
    This one reminds me of an old movie I've seen on TCM !! Intrigue....I want to know more !!! PS.......finally seeing your contest results.......did I ever thank you for your kindness in placing my poem? It is always an honor....especially knowing what amazing poems you, yourself grace the Soup with so often! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 7:56:00 PM
    I really like this one, a haunting one that feeds my love of the supernatural. great rhyming and meter. Just wonderful, Cyndi.

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Oh now you've done it I want a short story telling how and why he killed her! [re: 1,2,3,4 war -yes hon I am an old hippie, almost old enough to be a flower child ;) and I was against the Vietnam war and barely out of college when the national guard killed those kids] the things folks forget aye? Light & Love [any post card yet?]