photo of red and white lighthouse

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alone in the water it stood

tall, strong and fearless

ravaged by wave after powerful wave

as if the water’s deepest desire was to bring her crashing down

she bravely faced each torrent

as the waves wore at the surface

her strength flickered

but her beauty remained


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~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save, or Stretch a Dollar



78 thoughts on “lighthouse

    • Yes, thank you Eddie, it has been the story of my life. Bless you for taking the time to stop by and leave such a pleasant comment. I deeply appreciate it and it brought a smile to my face! πŸ™‚


  1. This entry is a lovely metaphorical expression of what we most cherish about the determination and individual strength required to endure chronic illness. No matter what storms we may face, facing them with courage and steadfast resolve, the light that emanates from the human spirit cannot be vanquished, and its beauty remains intact.

    By coincidence, I am re-reading Virginia Wolf’s, “To The Lighthouse,” which recounts in a fictional setting what it was like to live near the Godrevy Lighthouse in Cornwall, England.

    This is Woolf’s view of Godrevy Lighthouse from Talland House. Woolf and her family summered at Talland House for the first 12 years of her life. The lighthouse she could see from her summer home plays an integral role in her famous novel, and she described it this way:

    “He could see the white-washed rocks; the tower, stark and straight…he could see the windows in it; he could even see washing spread on the rocks to dry…In the evening one looked up and saw the eye opening and shutting and the light seemed to reach them in that airy sunny garden where they sat.”

    The light of your spirit reaches us in writing like this…and its beauty remains…John H.

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    • Oh John……….your comments always make my day and leave me speechless. You so beautifully express yourself through the written word and as I attempt to type out a response I feel like a rambling idiot. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for reading my poem with your soul……..your comments are exactly the feelings I was trying to get across.
      I am going to check out the book you are currently reading as if sounds wonderful……I love lighthouses and hope to be able to spend the night in one some day. Bless you!

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    • Oh, thank you so very much AmyRose. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is so deeply appreciated. May you stay strong too………life has a way of trying to beat us down. Bless you my dear. πŸ™‚


  2. Mum loved lighthouses. She, too, was one of those beacons standing strong. I was thinking about how hard it will be to get rid of those collections when I go back.
    Also thinking of you–xo


  3. Reading this reminded me of the Hatteras Lighthouse. Several years ago the ocean threatened to topple it. Brave souls took on an unusual task of moving it inland a couple of hundred yards with it standing tall on its mobile foundation. Such a delicate operation was undertaken successfully and now it stands for many more decades for many more people to observe a piece of history that saved many ships from the treacherous shores of North Carolina. Metaphorically, I see many things in what you said and I leave that to previous comments.

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    • thank you so very much Jim for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment. I love learning new things and you did just that. I love to read stories about people who care enough to participate in activities that important to them. Bless you.


  4. Wonderful picture and thoughts!… us mortals can learn a lesson from the lighthouse and be who we are in spite of the challenges put before us.. πŸ™‚

    β€œThe only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

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