A Beacon In The Storm

A Beacon In The Storm short poem

The storms rage on, beating brows and bending backs
Trees in the winds; swaying else they may snap
Collars pulled tight and heads bowed down
Not daring to look up at the deluge all around

Through gloomy days and long, cold nights
Through the turmoil of life and though we may fight
Our journeys start the same, with a foot outside the door
One following the other across ever changing floors

Fighting forces we can barely even see
Pushing ourselves in our efforts to be free
Holding desperate hands lest we be pulled apart
Breaking the chains that hold desperate hearts

The strongest lead the way against the howling winds
Offering protection to kith and kin
Carrying the elderly, infirm and the weak
Not needing to be asked nor even to speak

As one we must survive and achieve our glorious ends
To rebuild our lives in harmony with family and friends
To live as one community, offering help to one and all
Together we will soar instead of steadily sink or fall

So keep a candle burning bright in the window by the door
So that when we emerge we will know where we must go
When the wind is howling and the snow dust’s our feet
We’ll see the glowing beacon and know you’re there to greet.

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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