Guiding Lights


by George Colkitto

before

           satnav

before maps and

                               compass

before lighthouses and

                                         warnings

before science and writings and

                                                           formulas

stars spoke, in unpolluted night, of gods and

                                                                                   myths

gazing to the heavens, man saw the arc of time ever

                                                                                                   passing

how days began and ended, nights came and went, when he was

                                                                                                                  dead

his children and his children’s children’s children would watch the same

                                                                                                                            sky

but did he foresee that they would learn and complicate, would destroy and

                                                                                                                                  destroy

drive ever onwards, lay waste, as rulers of all they surveyed, until they put out

                                                                                                                                      the lights

 

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Writers Bio

 

G W Colkitto writes poetry and prose. His work has appeared in anthologies and in magazines. There is more information on his Web site www.gwcolkitto.co.uk

 

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