This poem was inspired by an incident I had the other day as I was creating art.
I needed to see deep down into a vase I was using, and since my iPhone was in my pocket I remembered it had a built in flashlight option which I could easily flip on to shine light down into the vase and reveal what, if anything, might be inside.
This experience reminded me that I should always be ready to be a light bearer whenever and wherever needed.
Light House. Beacon of light, Leading us safely to shore. Keep us from danger as we explore. Shine bright!
Tall tower. Our guiding light, Shining out over the sea, Bringing each vessel safely to thee. Keep on!
Sentry. Even in fog, Your horns sound deep and loud, To warn us of the foggy shroud. Our hope!
Striped one. Each day and night, You show us the right way, So that on course we can safely stay. Stand tall!
Sea guide. Security, You give in sight and sound, To us, whenever you are around. Thank you!
Crown Cinquain Leona J. Atkinson 08-07-13
This poem was written in honor of National Lighthouse Day. On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.” It was two hundred years later that Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day.