Are you a light for someone ?

You smile when they need a smile
and cry for the need of a tear
You're strong when they need a shoulder
unafraid when they show fear

You are a lighthouse at the edge of storm
shattered shoals
You are an example of virtue pushing
them to their goals

And when these chores are over
and you see the light of god
You know that you did it all for love
and he gives his final knod

And thats just when you look back
at the one who crawled along
And now ....they are the light
and YOU made them strong

For those hubbers who are lighthouses ............you know who you are ,Thank you!

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great poem.. my friend.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Inspirational poem. I hope it sparks new lights. Thank you.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

What a lovely tribute, Ed; -- one we could all apply to our hubber-friends who are our lighthouses, - not to mention! those in our real lives!

It's an inspiration to be as bright and clear a lighthouse as one can be! We never know who might be watching or needed a light in a storm.


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moonfairy 3 years ago

I like this =) I seem to be the one that people come to when they need a shoulder and I love giving it to them.....it just feels right (sigh)

voted up and awesome!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I am always inspired when i see a lighthouse. This is thought provoking. Thank you..


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

And thats just when you look back

at the one who crawled along

And now ....they are the light

and YOU made them strong

For those hubbers who are lighthouses ............

Wonderful poem ny dear friend;your words flowing smoothly. I wish you a great run up to Christmas and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Oh, a lovely poem. I have lighthouses in my life and hope they think the same of me . . . I adore the metaphor and have a new appreciation of lighthouses! Thanks for sharing H.B.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Lovely; and so very true. We have many lighthouses in Massachusetts...I will look at them with new appreciation after reading this inspirational poem.


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K J Page 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I love lighthouses - a beacon for those who see dimly through the mists...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Checking in one lighthouse right here. I admit it and I love being that way. Voted up and awesome. Beautiful poem and wonderful sentiments. Passing this on.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cleaner , Merry Christmas my friend I hope you are having the best yet .


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

MHatter , As YOU know my friend thats just what we doo here isn't it ! merry christmas !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna ! Merry Christmas my dear" Lighthouse for all " , You do realize that that's what you truely are !.......I hope your holidays are blessed !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Moonfairy And here I am to lay my head on the shoulder of your words ! Thank you !.....:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

You Ruby are exactly of what I write !.......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Eddy ! Merry merry ! And you my dear are one of those lights !..........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Fossilady , I have no doult that you are a light as well , a smile like that one !.........Merry christmas !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Look to them Genna !, and they smile right back to your glow as well .............:-}.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

KJ page , Thank you We need lighthouses and they look to us too ! Merry Christmas !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose . YOU sure are one yourself lovey ! Always have been too !........:-}


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I don't know if I am a light for someone, but hubbers including you are a wonderful source of light for me.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Oh Beckie , AS are you to me and many ! Its your unflickering light from within that will cure the ills of mankind I believe , All I have to do is look at your comment as those above an smile ! ......I know !..........:-}


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D.Juris Stetser 3 years ago from South Dakota

My goodness, this goes beyond ordinary words, Ed. You are truly an amazing, sensitive man, and it just glows from your words...it'd be so sweet to think we are even half the inspiration you speak of here, but it will hopefully prod me to be more than I am now... It's truly a 'thing of beauty.' Awesome, Up, Sharing, and absolutely beautiful!! hugs


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

D. Juris , yet you ARE my friend , you are !......All of you an inspiration , the kindness that other writers have shown me here !......., It , you, are my onspiration !..........:-}

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