Beacon of Hope

Written by: Rory Clark

One step in front, and then another
the pilgrim looks around to no avail
Makes a devotion to the Holy Mother
Praying that light may lift the veil

And then in the very distance
So small yet bearing significance
A guiding beacon lights the sky
The traveller sees though glooms dark lie

Like a sail caught downwind
the pilgrim feels safe and strong
Fearing loss and light rescind
he endures, ever pushing on

Ever bright it grows, the sky’s own compass,
Reflecting on a life of good
Whilst sun may rise and journey end
Ever will the star befriend