Alistair Adkinson

Rookie (1972 / Indiana)

Alistair Adkinson Poems

1. The Line Between Arrogance And Shame 7/5/2006
2. A Smoker's Lung 7/5/2006
3. The Bomb 7/5/2006
4. The Margin Man 7/5/2006
5. The Best One Yet 7/5/2006
6. Timeclocks Have Eyes 7/5/2006
7. Minimum Wage Lament 7/5/2006
8. Requesting Your Blessing To Fail 7/12/2006
9. A Dream About The Day When I Finally Meet Myself 7/5/2006
10. City Lights And Stars 7/5/2006
11. Do You Remember Me? 7/5/2006
12. Infants 7/5/2006
13. The Ladder Of Success 7/26/2006
14. Tell Me A Story, Mother 7/26/2006
15. A Lighthouse 7/5/2006

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A Lighthouse

My sails are down,
the wind is high,
the waves are crashing into me –
the coal-black ocean water
is all that I can see.

My hull is bare,
my belly’s tight,
and land seems far away –
with no harbor lights to guide me
until the break of day.

Dread has crept into my thoughts,
and filled my mind with fear,
until, at once, I see a light,
faint, but crystal clear.

It quickly passes from my sight,
But then turns ‘round once more –

Its glow,
I know,
will guide me now
to a safe, familiar shore.

A lighthouse lamp ...

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