Choka: Lamp-post

by Georgia

lamp post



one morning walking
street lamp beckoned me…look up
here I stand alone
forlorn and forgotten…useless
totally ignored
none seek illumination
each just bustles by
my mission is a failure
purposeless am I
what is a lamp that shines not
that guides none safely homeward

to encourage the lamp-post
snapped I a photo
lamp-post do not feel so sad
night-time soon will come
illumination’s needed
so please don’t despair
the shadows will grow denser
men will look to you
seeking your protecting light
you’ll soon have new followers

5 Comments to “Choka: Lamp-post”

  1. Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library and commented:

    Bastet from the Poet’s Corner…

  2. “What is a lamp that shines not?” Excellent.

  3. This is wonderful – making us all feel empathy for an inanimate object is quite impressive!

    I lived briefly in Timisoara, Romania, a town which boasted Europe’s first electric streetlight, he sat, unloved in a back street – no pomp or circumstance. Your poem made me think of him, I always found him a little bit sad.

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