A single lighthouse paves the way for many a stranded sailor
If she ever dared to stop
she would be deemed a failure
Many a night she used her energy
Often leaving her feeling drained
Even though it burned her out
She never once complained
She accepted her lonely position
A protector from the rocky banks
As stormy waters stirred wildly beneath
The sailors never gave their thanks
And still she stands there selfless
High above the crashing waves
Unloved, and a little beaten but
grateful for the lives she saves.