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A Beacon of Light

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Dawn Eclipse
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0 posted 03-31-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Dawn Eclipse   Email Dawn Eclipse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Dawn Eclipse


The great wooden ship sailed quietly across a dark ocean.
The bow cut through the water without the slightest sound.
Its timbers swayed with the salty wind.
All was silent.

The crew lay amongst the barrels and boxes
Dreaming of a land of beauty and fruitfulness
All of them lay sleepily below the stars.
All but one.

A young boy slipped quietly across the crew towards the stern
He leaned up against the magnificent rails and gazed up at the starry sky
As he gazed across the black velvet sky, another thing caught his eye.
A beacon of light

His heart pounded like the beating drum
As he gazed through the darkness, he saw more to that beacon
A dark formation sat atop the water, like earth above the sea.
A continent of dreams

As he left the rails, he began to run
As he ran, his spirits began to soar on a wind of fragrance
The men and women woke up, seeing their dreams a reality
Their journey at an end

As the excitement began to die down, the boy looked over the rails again.
As he stood there with a gleam on his face, he noticed something strange
The beacon that had shown him the way was gone
Gone into the night.

After long and quiet nights of thinking
This young boy began to realize the source of the light
It was not a physical source, but a source of inner light.
A beacon from his heart.

When you are lost,
and canít find the way
The beacon from your heart will show you the way.
The beacon of light



 Sometimes the most important things can't be seen with the eyes, but are rather felt with the heart.
*Cassie Roseen*


© Copyright 2000 Cassandra Roseen - All Rights Reserved
Corinne
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1 posted 03-31-2000 07:14 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

This is quite lovely and inspiring, Dawn.

Corinne
Denise
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2 posted 03-31-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, very inspiring, Dawn! Very beautiful too!

Denise
Alwye
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3 posted 04-03-2000 01:15 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Beautiful Cassers!  I liked your form here, it kept me interested.  Light and lovely, truly inspiring indeed.  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
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4 posted 04-03-2000 01:18 AM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

Beautiful poem...beautiful message..well done!

 
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5 posted 04-03-2000 01:43 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

DawnEclipse~
This is beautiful.
I've often thought about being a
beacon to others .. but never about
being one to myself.

Thank you for the inspiration.
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 04-03-2000 02:33 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Great poem Cassie!  A real good job in the writing here and an excellent moral to it!

 Abrahm Simons

"...Watching fate as it flows down the path we have chose" - Trent Reznor, "We're in this Together"
Dawn Eclipse
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7 posted 04-03-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Dawn Eclipse   Email Dawn Eclipse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dawn Eclipse

Thanks Y'all.  

 Sometimes the most important things can't be seen with the eyes, but are rather felt with the heart.
*Cassie Roseen*


 
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