The Lighthouse

( by Jan Phillips )

The Lighthouse stood tall and proud

In the distance of my mind,

Seems like it had been there forever

It was one of a kind.

It kept me from wrecking my ship of life

By steering me away from the rocky shores,

Where my life would have been left in tatters

And filled with scars and sores.

As the Lighthouse stood there

With its light of life,

It was bright enough

to burn away the strife,

It kept me safe through all the storms,

Because I kept my eyes upon

the Lighthouse in my mind.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

2 thoughts on “The Lighthouse

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Excellent use of metaphor,”The Lighthouse” is what I would call “Faith-centered”,it ‘s characterised by a clear and succinct style and doesn’t over-elaborate the content of “The Message”.Each distinct style or method serves a differing purpose and audience and an artisitic lightness(if you’ll pardon the pun) serves the subject really well!


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