The Lantern

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A poem inspired by the lights outside my house. Enjoy! :D

Submitted: November 16, 2013

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The Lantern

The lantern awaits, day and night, and never fails to shine

A yellow glow, soft as butter, ever so benign

Atrocity shall never pass beneath its loving light

Nor will the children Wrath and Greed come across this sight.

 

The lantern has one purpose and one purpose all required

To lead the lost ones home, and grant them all desired

To dry the mother’s tears, return her son to her embrace

And cast its light upon the miracles that we cannot replace.

 

If this lantern is diminished, all hope will be lost

When winter conquers ruthlessly and the night is kissed with frost

When the nation demands blood and the children are sent forth

To fight for a blind cause, fight for vengeance in the north.

 

In the houses where anxiety dwelled, dinners would be hushed

For the family would be staring at that empty seat untouched

Prayers would be spoken from lips but not the heart

Sorrow would be whispered and tear the soul apart.

 

So those above and down below, please let this lantern shine

For never will there be a light a quarter so divine

As wise as the veterans that have already flown

The lantern awaits, day and night, to bring the children home.


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