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Written many years ago when I sailed the worldÖ

The years dim not the memory
For of you I dream each night.
Girl you are so dear to me,
You are my guiding light.

A thousand years may come and go,
Our bodies laid to earth,
My soul would keep on loving you,
Loving you for all itís worth.

Where are you tonight my love,
Do you sit and think of me?
Do you wonder if Iím fairly close,
Or far across the sea?

A selfish prayer to God I say
That you donít fall for anotherís charms.
I pray for that far off day
When you run into my arms.

"See the man with the lonely eyes, oh, take his hand, you'll be surprised." Supertramp.

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The following comments are for "My Guiding Light"
by nauticus66

Oh well.....
I liked the start of this and the rhyme but I couldn't hang too long. Sorry, but I'm bored by self indulgent, co-dependent love poems

( Posted by: Odysseus [Member] On: July 5, 2004 )

1000 years

I enjoyed this, and I think it has many truths in it, the fear that your true love may find another. Until I got a band on her finger, I just couldn't believe my luck.

The feelings of what is she doing now, ever with me (and vica versa) even after 35 years.


A thousand years may come and go,
Our bodies laid to earth,
My soul would keep on loving you,
Loving you for all itís worth.

This is true knowledge and true love,

Very well done,


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: July 5, 2004 )

So glad my words reminded you of those treasured moments by the sea
Hi nauticus....
I too spent summers on the ocean however just a wee bit more up the coast from you...newburyport, plum island to be exact. funny how small a world we live in isn't it? i am really happy that you enjoyed my poem.
I liked your "guiding light" very much....although my love and i have not been together as long, i feel the same way.

( Posted by: cjherlihy [Member] On: July 5, 2004 )

Guiding Light
Chris what a sweet love poem. I am a die hard romantic so this little poem asking God not to let her fall in love with another really tugged at my heart strings.


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: July 5, 2004 )

Thank you
Thank you all for your comments and I am sorry this one didn't appeal to you Odysseus but I guess we can't please everyone. As I said I wrote this many years ago in a fit of selfpitty. Sometimes when your on a ship far from home, with months before you return, you can become overwhelmed with loneliness.

( Posted by: nauticus66 [Member] On: July 5, 2004 )

Lucie, You are always so gracious with your compliments on my work. Thank you so much I intend to catch up on more of yours and, of course all of you fine people's work but I am at work on the rig and have limited access. I'll be home in a few days and will be more active here... I know I'm missing some great stuff.

( Posted by: nauticus66 [Member] On: July 6, 2004 )

Selfish Prayer

I enjoyed this read muchy. About selfish prayers, well a long time ago, I have been there, and it was wrong of me to ask a selfish prayer of God. but I did. I think we all do from time to time... great


( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: July 6, 2004 )

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