A Lighthouse

A lighthouse sat upon a cliff
converted now a "B & B"
sit and take your breakfast perched
where a beacon lit
shone across the sea

what need a lighthouse on a day like this 
with distant views across the bay
this guardian over a dangerous coast
where ships aground
sank in the bay

A fortress sat a witness to
storms where many sailors died
whilst families waiting said a prayer
to a guiding light 
and harbour, safe inside

Signals warning mariners away
its light a shinning beam of hope
Captains knew to heed it's warning
the massive waves 
gave all no hope

Enjoy the luxury provided there
safe from storms, tucked warm inside
imagine the desperate battles fought
on jagged rocks
'gainst winds and tide

...and raise your glasses
to those who died

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