Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, Day #30 - why i was thinking of a lighthouse

Oh, man. this is it!

I would like to end the challenge with something uplifting, hopeful. Some of the stuff I wrote for this edition are pretty dark. :)

Oh wow!

image by dsnake1

why i was thinking of a lighthouse

because one night i woke up wanting to feed you
but baby, your face, like a moon in the cradle
your skin glowed like stardust in the moonlight
your breathing was the song of the stars
a faint scent of talc as the stand fan oscillated
i was holding a bottle of milk not wanting to wake you
just sitting on the cold tiles, looking at you
thinking you are the beacon in our lives, our lighthouse
your eyes were closed, there was a faint smile
your lips moved slighly, and i said i love you too
but baby, you do not yet know about the ways of this world
and it is better to keep it this way.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2013


Anonymous said...

So lovely! "The beacon in our lives...our lighthouse"...perfect wording for one so loved!
It has been fun to take this poetic journey with you again. I owe a lot to the nice people who stop by and comment. It just wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks so much!

dsnake1 said...

thank you, Lynn.
same sentiments here too. it has been a fun and easier poetic journey with your support.

thank you once again. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is incredibly beautiful and tender: "your face like a moon in the cradle". Wow.

dsnake1 said...

thanks. Sherry.

my daughter, as an infant, inspired this poem. she's all grown up now, but well,in my eyes, she's still a kid. :)