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My Guiding Light

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My Guiding Light

As I sit here on this warm, solid shore
beneath a lighthouse I adore.
It stands perfect, beautiful and mint
the roof shingled, a lovely brown tint.
its beacons, a blazing blue hue, 
shine light upon all that I knew.

One day a while ago. Past the fog of the bay
my lighthouse shimmered and played
its beacons shown with a stare
at a new land, an island out there.
I had seen hints of it while looking around
though never thinking I’d leave this fertile ground.

As the fog lifted and cleared 
my lighthouse showed a path that was close. I steered
through this maze of perils towards the new shores
Glancing at the edge of this place, suddenly I want more.
I want to venture and explore it so
Thank you my lighthouse for your allowing glow.

This new isle of desire,
surrounded by a bright red ring of fire
has two beautiful blue pools, clear and deep
a cave so welcoming, sweet sounds did seep
Its lovely peaks were thoroughly explored.
with light patch of grass along the other shore. 

For all its beauty and wonderment, true enjoyment
lies within the relaxing feel of each moment.
Around this isle I can be myself without a worry.
It has welcomed me and listened to my stories.
I listened as the breeze told tales, many that related
The warmth felt upon these shores makes me elated
 
This isle has been so inviting 
every moment around it was exciting.
My delight in it became hard to evade
but the light from my home was beginning to fade.
I left for home for that is my place.
Having difficulty ignoring those feelings, I pace.

The fog rolled back hiding the isle
Knowing it was there made my mind go wild.
Thoughts that, maybe I could journey without my light
Knowing the trip was very treacherous and not right
For days I pondered it. Deciding to wait out the fog instead
Realizing that I was out of my head

For on my shore I have everything I adore
Stability and sanctuary surround my lighthouse and shores
Family and friends within safe distance
Loss of all this if I were to crash in an instant
That is why I have stopped trying to find
the isle of desire that consumed my mind.

Someday if the fog lifts and the lighthouse shines
I’d make the trip and enjoy the time.
The isle of desire that once consumed my mind.
Now is a place that if I happen to find
Will be fun and exciting as I venture its shores
But only when allowed by the lighthouse I adore.

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 11:28:00 AM

    Congratulations, with your winning poem .... xox~ PD

    Hapworth Avatar Adam Hapworth Date: 7/8/2013 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was fun to write :)
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 12:16:00 PM

    Congrats on smashing write and win. AO

    Hapworth Avatar Adam Hapworth Date: 7/8/2013 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks.
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 3:15:00 PM

    Adam, your journey to the island of desire in glowing imagery where the poem provides the reader with yearning to experience something wild and different yet gain peace and contentment for what we already have..:)

    Hapworth Avatar Adam Hapworth Date: 6/30/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is exactly what I felt and wanted to portray. Thanks you for enjoying it.
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:36:00 PM

    Adam, :-) Congratulations in my awesome SECRET contest. don't know if the secret is totally out. I'm loving all the winners & poems that spoke to me in their own way. enjoy my blog if you like, peace and love. <3<3<3 ~SKAT~

    Hapworth Avatar Adam Hapworth Date: 6/29/2013 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks plenty more to add to this story someday, I hope :)
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:57:00 PM

    interesting, can't wait to read this one when it's finished. hugs, Catie :)

    Hapworth Avatar Adam Hapworth Date: 6/13/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Finished (for now :) )