I once was a shining beacon,
For all the ships at sea.
My light was bright and ever shone,
A full life awaited me.
But now my light is fading,
It flickers and splutters by day,
At night can barely be seen,
As it meekly fades away.
A tiny ember where a flame once burst,
Sadly now all remains to see,
One day a gust of wind will blow,
Snuff out the light and set me free.
Written by Elaine Benton© 2013