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Dusk at Bodie Light

Updated on November 14, 2013

Quiet striped guardian

A watch have you kept

Over the changing barrier isles.

And your light, she has borne witness

To the shifting sands of time.

And in the calm of dusk,

That magical time between light and dark

When twilight weaves her soft and quiet spells

I witness your gentle majesty.

Amid moss covered marsh and feeding water fowl

No other human soul shares this moment

Tis' only you and I, my great stone friend.

I drink in your wisdom-

Share the pain of your memories.

Visions of shipwrecks and lost lives

Haunt these sandy shores.

Entombed forever in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Their shadows and ghosts are are now reflections;

Reflections that are cast upon the ripples of water

Receiving the last kisses of fading light.

I stand among them in awe

Amazed by this event we call time

You called to me and I came

To sit with you this evening.

Together we look at the horizon

As a sinking glow highlights the sky

I drink in one last glimpse

One last flicker of a golden moment-

A treasure given by the past

To the undeserving present.

Copywright 2012 - Sherri Tuck


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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you so much. Bodie Island is one of my favorite places to visit.

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest


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      rdsparrowriter 4 years ago

      Fantastic wonderful poem about the lighthouse which is one of my favourite places. Voted up and awesome!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted and awesome. Love lighthouses. This was a great tribute. Passing this on.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem about the lighthouse. They have been such life savers over so many years and could tell us so many exciting tales. Love your photos, too, they're great.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you. Lighthouses are remarkable landmarks. The lighthouse featured in this poem guards the Atlantic Coast of North Carolina. It was recently restored and is now open for climbing. I am proud to say that I made the climb. If you have never climbed a lighthouse, I recommend it. The view is wonderful.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A beautiful tribute to one of my favorite things . Lighthouses are special.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      A beautiful work and grand tribute to the timeless lighthouse, guardian of the night. Thank you for sharing this marvelous piece, whonu