Thursday, 25 July 2013

"Be sure the light you have is not your darkness"


A lighthouse stands alone
on a rocky promontory
flashes intermittently
a ribbon of radiance
in the inky blackness of the night


 

A ship frantic in the storm
searches for sanctuary
exposed like a hapless moth
drawn towards the light

 

Ignores the warning
"Not here ... not here ... not here"
but lured by a false God
is tossed ever nearer
 
"Be sure the light you have
is not your darkness"
Let not Neptune's fury
dash all hope upon the rocks.
 
Mandy Edwards 2013 (c)