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The Light Keeper

He stumbled,
and climbing painfully
heard echoes reverberate
hauntingly, as if to mock his
     existence.
A lifetime's singular occupation, yet
not lonely- -all those at sail
    his children, but
"The Keeper of the Flame"
now obsolete, replaceable, insignificant

weary, exhausted, the flicker became
   eternity

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/22/2017 10:14:00 AM
time stops for no one, AI will soon be coming for us all...a sad picture you've painted, I can see the wrinkled skin, the faded hat, the worn out coat, eyes fixed towards the sea,
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craig cornish
Date: 12/23/2017 1:48:00 PM
yes and yes Frederic---shall we wish to move on and not be here or shall we wish to exist and fight the inevitable? Hmmm. I wish to be a pain till the end!
Date: 12/22/2017 8:14:00 AM
Ahhh thank you. That made it that much more beautiful. Now I can't see how I missed it.
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Date: 12/21/2017 4:30:00 PM
This reads beautifully. Though I must admit, I do not know it's meaning.
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craig cornish
Date: 12/22/2017 7:31:00 AM
Thx Shadow, but the analogy speaks of life in general and the sad reality of something becoming obsolete including ourselves; Lighthouses were forever lit by actual flames then electrical and now digital----no need for keepers that live there for quite some time----and it is not the end of obsolete nor the end of new, which will also at some point become obsolete.