The Lighthouse


Hazy road and

Evanescent horizons,

I still keep moving

Along the dark shoreline.

Vehicles speeding by,

Daunting and intimidating.

I still keep going,

In sight of that faraway light,

The only constant in the transitory skyline.

Two sides of the road,

One dark and non reflecting.

One emitting it’s own light,

Like little candles

On the mantelpiece

Of an extinguished fireplace.

Tired, I zone out

And snooze many a passing small towns

Yet wake up

To find that distant guiding light

Glistering in support.

Many a sign boards

That disappear when I near them

Many glimmering stars

That are hidden away inside the grey clouds

Whenever I need them.

But not the light in the horizon,

A constant companion,

That only appears far away.

I know

I’m stuck in this bumpy road trip

And could never own the seas

Could never row a boat

Into the unknown depths of the dark waters

But here I am

On a road that flickers

Between untrodden and well trodden,

Here I have an untold journey to complete.

And the lighthouse,

Keeps a steady glow

Not just for the wavering length of the sea

But most crucially for me,

For a little crazy traveller,

To stay on path,

Until I reach the undefined end.


(The Lighthouse is a poem dedicated to my dad, for always being a constant support and also for being the funny, goofy Appa that always cheers me up, no matter what)ย 






5 Comments Add yours

  1. Truly lovely, and what a sweet dedication to your dad a fundamental beacon of light in your life and a constant you can count on. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

    1. frothywinter says:

      Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•โœจ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ โœจ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

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  2. Nagaraja says:

    Dear varsha,
    It’s a wonderful poem. Time to get it translated to kannada. Proud of you dear.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. frothywinter says:

      Thank you! Will certainly think about it!


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