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Shaft of Light

Oh imperceptible storm looming mighty as we walk,
secure is its claim as volatile manipulator.

The sun hides behind the insensitive violation,
the rugged moor top grows shapeless within the greyish shroud.

The day gives way to manifestation, illusions cast
as folk stagger habitually along life’s broadway.

My mother clasps a tiny hand, just happens to be mine,
the sun fights back peeps through the cloud, a shaft of light appears.

“One day you and I” she says “Will travel upon that light,
sent down every day for us, this the stairway to heaven.”

So many questions come to mind after these pensive years,
the day I buried my mother, a shaft of light appears!

2nd February 2013
for Seren Roberts contest

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 3:47:00 PM

    Harry...how moving! I'm touched by this write....A shaft of light appeared when I buried my Mom on a cold rainy day in March! Still miss her! May God envelope you with His love. Harry...thanks for your wonderful post on my last poem. It is very dear to me! Hugs!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 9:30:00 PM

    Harry, stopping by to enjoy all of Seren's "Shaft of light " winners.. Congratulations with your awesome poem. xox~ PD

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:29:00 PM

    Great poem, story, and memories--makes me think of the movie Ghost--congrats Harry!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:25:00 PM

    This is really a beauty, Harry! Congratulations, my friend. This is one of my favs.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 9:23:00 AM

    Congrats Harry on you awesome win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 8:41:00 AM

    What a masterful picture you painted. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 8:21:00 AM

    Many congratulations on you winning spot harry, well deserved my friend xx

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 6:57:00 AM

    beautiful and heartfelt...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 2:32:00 AM

    amazing this is ,Harry...congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 11:35:00 PM

    beautifully done Harry, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 9:35:00 PM

    Enjoyed the story within your poem...how very touching !! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 8:38:00 PM

    Congratulations Harry beautiful poem....stairway to heaven...wonderful

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Well done Harry, thanks for submitting a poem in my contest....Seren

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 5:42:00 PM

    One of my favorites in this contest! Love it, Harry!

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 8:09:00 AM

    I see a win illuminated by a shaft of light. Well done Harry!

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:30:00 PM

    Harry, Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:50:00 PM

    Superb, Harry! Terry

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:48:00 AM

    interesting coincidence here...some say no such thing as coincidence....im with the latter mate...

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:56:00 AM

    Words of beauty....Another Fav for my file. Keep them comming. :o)

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:32:00 PM

    I was truly amazed by the ending couplet - perfect image to remember your poem.

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:53:00 AM

    Harry, this is just gorgeous! - I wish you luck in the contest! - Have a nice Sunday. - My morning started with a snow storm ...... - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 8:00:00 PM

    Marvelous poem! So uplifting and pensive this one is. Absolutely adored this poem from your heart. . Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 7:32:00 PM

    Beautiful write dear poet ! Beautiful ! Have a wonderful weekend sir....much love, james

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 2:02:00 PM

    great presentation Harry, love this one...

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 12:47:00 PM

    OH MY GOSH, this is amazing!!!! a big FAVE on this one!!!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 12:05:00 PM

    Expressive and emotive work..Enjoyed reading your contest entry this afternoon..Your presence at my work is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 10:18:00 AM

    Beautiful poem Harry. A shaft of light as the stairway to heaven is absolutely beautiful imagery. Love it!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 9:39:00 AM

    Dear Harry, A mighty poem! Each time "the shaft of light appears" a new angel is born in heaven, becoming the guardian of those who love on earth! Good luck with the contest! Thank you

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 8:48:00 AM

    Majestic

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:12:00 AM

    Wow!!!!