Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Light, It Calls Me Home

I was cleaning out a drawer the other day and I came across a poem that one of my daughters wrote when she was in high school. It touched me now as it touched me then.

The Light, It Calls Me Home
Alone I sail through mist and rain
Not knowing where I go.
I want to let the wheel down
But something tells me no.
It seems I'm sailing blindly
No matter where I roam
Then brightness flickers up ahead
The Light, it calls me home

I keep my eyes upon it
As I sail through the dark
The waves, they try my gaze to drift
The Light is now a spark
But as I push the waves aside
I know I'm not alone
For up ahead, it leads me now
The Light, it calls me home

Then as my ship gets closer
A storm begins to rage
It pleads to me, don't follow
The Light that's been my gauge
And as I sail unwavering
I hear a peaceful tone
The Light has calmed the waters
The Light, that calls me Home

Now as I trudge on through the storm
Following the Light
My Savior stands beside me
A guide in day and night
And as I learn to follow
His every stepping stone
I feel His love surround me
As He helps me make it Home.


Alyson (New England Living) said...

What a beautiful poem. Very talented! And I love lighthouses and it was great seeing those photos.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

So beautifully well-written by someone so young. Her faith in the Savior is profoundly and articulately expressed. Very touching. I'm not an expert but I'm into writing poems. Not very good at it though but enjoy it and appreciate other's work.

I was excited to know you are Pam's SIL. It's amazing that all this writing talent is pooled into your amazing extended family. I'm so glad I stumbled into you guys in Blogland :-) It's been enriching.

wonder woman said...

This is a moving verse. It is so beautiful, and you found great pictures. Well done.

Becka Babe said...

That was a wonderful poem. It really touched me, I hope your daughter doesn't mind you posting it.
Thanks for the comment about the backyardagins, they usually do music that's more DISCO! Now that's fun to dance around the house too! LOL!

Mother Goose said...

this is so beautiful. Your daughter has a wonderful talent. Thank you so much for sharing!

Rey and Meegan said...

FYI-I finally added you to my friends list. I would say it is about time. Since I check your blog out every now and then. take care. You have a great family!!!

da Bergs said...

You have VERY talented kids!!! AND, you found GREAT pictures!!!

Scrappy Girl said...

Great poem and lighthouse photos. She is a very talented girlie!

McEwens said...

That was AWESOME!!!!!

LisAway said...

What a lovely, lovely poem. Wow. I really like that. It sounds like you've certainly done SOMETHING right as a mother. Tabasco shmasmasco.

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

Light houses are so pretty. Wouldn't it be fun to live in one. It would be very pretty. But maybe a lot of stairs.
Bye bye.♥☺♥

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

LOVE this post! Thank You so very much for sharing :)

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