Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)

I always steered my ship
By the light of the old lighthouse,
Those rocks would not get me in it's grip
I trusted the Keeper, hook, line and sinker !

His light shone far and clear,
A welcome sight for all sea faring salties
And even a fog horn when we got near,
I could always trust that lighthouse looking out for me

My captain of my ship was tried and tested
Always to see his ship do what is right,
To have this old captain, I was so blessed
He would steer the ship day and night !

But the old lighthouse was getting lonely
Very few ships now would come by,
Tear down that old lighthouse, they said with a cry
We don't need you anymore and said good bye !

So the lighthouse was no more
Just a beacon to warn the ship on it's way
But lo and behold, that beacon went out,
No one to tend to make it shine !

That fateful night, my ship was there
My captain ever cautious but in fright
Hit the rocks and the boat was sinking,
All because there was no light !

In life we are like the lighthouse keeper
Being faithful like a guiding light,
Once valuable and now our light is almost out
Only a memory, but we did our job to make it bright !

About this poem

Living the life of a lighthouse keeper

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Written on July 08, 2022

Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on July 08, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,142
Words 246
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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