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The Lonely Lighthouse
Lighthouse keepers and their wives have an isolated life...most of the time cut off from the mainland. It is a constant struggle to combat loneliness and its effects!
Gregory J Christiano
I was born in NYC 1947, lived in the Bronx till I got married and moved to Jersey in 1979. I was raised Roman Catholic and went to Catholic grammar and High School. Graduated with BA from Central University of Iowa. Worked in Manhattan most of my career. Presently I am a Claims Adjuster for a service company in the city.
I have only been writing seriously for the past three years, but am published in various nostalgia magazines, have won some awards on line and was awarded the coveted Halpern Memorial Award for best narrative for the Fall 2002 issue of the Bronx County Historical Society Journal. I also have several of my poems published in anthologies. Two short stories will be published at the end of this year.
I will submit essays, historical articles, short stories, and poetry. Looking forward to reading and commenting on the works of fellow authors at this site.
|AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (14)
A Death In The City (Poetry) It is a painful and tragic event when a parent must bury their child. [241 words]
Card Sharps (Short Stories) The poker game grew heated. The cheated card player lay dead on the floor! [1,309 words] [Crime]
Dancing With A Stranger (Poetry) It's a Make Believe Ballroom - when two stangers meet and fall in love! [312 words] [Drama]
Invisible Universe (Novels) Suppose our science was able to shrink a man into a sub-atomic level. What would he find there, and wouls his journey ever end? This is a story of one such traveller and his adventures into that rea... [2,651 words] [Science Fiction]
Invisible Universe - Chapter Ii - First Contact (Novels) The sub-atomic traveller, attacked by a microscopic life-form fell into the abyss. The adventure continues. [2,184 words] [Science Fiction]
Invisible Universe - Chapter Iii - Myth! (Novels) The lonely traveler continues his journey, ever downward, into vast and endless universes. [2,315 words] [Science Fiction]
Lenny's Last Jump! (Short Stories) Two gangsters out for a night’s work, but they’re in for a surprise! [880 words]
Lincoln Past (Poetry) To the honor of one of our greatest Presidents. [107 words] [Biography]
The Five Points (Essays) The old rookeries and dilapidated shanties that formerly abounded in the vicinity of the Five Points and Cow's Bay in the Sixth Ward were the resort and refuge of a desperate class of criminals. This... [897 words] [History]
The Last Full Measure (Essays) Abraham Lincoln on his way to address the crowd at the dedication of the Gettysburg cemetary. This has to be one of the greatest speeches ever presented by a head of state! [1,441 words] [Biography]
The Ninth Avenue El (Essays) Rapid Transit had been a top priority for the city fathers in mid 19th Cenbtury Manhattan. The first elevated railway was a failure but the idea was sound. Once the overhead trains were run by stea... [3,038 words] [History]
The Old Salts And The Sea (Poetry) A shanty to the countless sailors that perished at sea! [205 words] [Adventure]
We Attack At Dawn! (Short Stories) Toward the end of WWII, an army platoon encouters German resistance. [1,391 words] [History]
Who Is The Hero? (Short Stories) Schoolyard bullies have always intimidated their classmates. But what if a boy refuses to fight back? Is he a coward or a hero? [1,534 words] [Motivational]
The Lonely Lighthouse
Gregory J Christiano
Tall, hollow tower at shore's edge,
The fog inches its misty fingers to the ledge,
Rocks and sand surround and cover
Doors and windows climb up and over.
The spiral stair leads to each level,
To look upon the sea depths primeval.
Wind steals through the cracks,
With shrill cry and moist breezes wracks
The walls with battered sea mist come
A beacon on the shore to some
A home to navigate the ships
Hypnotic beam, flashing in night's crypt.
The Lightkeeper confined and lonely,
A hard life for wife and babe, only
Rowed to the mainland twice
To break an isolation's strife.
A piano in the parlor there
To soften a wife's lonely despair.
Time passes slowly in endless torment,
The house and tower to lament.
Drive to madness no longer endure.
Faint notes from piano's heard no more.
The wave-swept, jagged edge -
A mile from shore to rap upon iron wedge.
Seabirds fill the darkened sky with
Squealing, incessant mournfull cries,
They circle o'erhead to spy
Upon the spectral figures who have died.
The lantern slowly turns above,
To passing ships take heed and strove
To keep their distance from headland cove.
With eerie moans and heart-wrenching shrieks,
The gulls return to fly each week
With nightly visits seem to give
Unearthly watch provocative!
Round and round the tower live.
In corner room a rocking chair and
Pipesmoke rises to fill the air.
The caretaker's duty still and fair,
Like sentinels watch with loving care.
Such loneliness cannot take part
To half old ancient driftwood start
To wash ashore from shipwrecked boats
Cross tidal spit and cobbled floats.
Gray hair and wrinkled face abide,
They age so quickly with each tide,
Loving, lonely spirits in nocturnal walk
Continue their relentless stalk.
On stormy nights? A scary place!
The graceful tower rocks and sways,
With lightning's mighty beams to strike
The lore of lights and tales were made.
Shapeless shadows bounce all 'round,
The stairway's portal to be found,
Moves a lighthouse ghost with fearful frown,
Imaginary moans and sounds of
Dreadful apparitions there to chill the heart
And make one swear to see a silhouette
So clear it warps the mind with wanton fear!
But the keeper and his wife declare,
"There's no worry or danger here!"
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"I love it. Great job. I have always been fascinated and have lighthouses paintings all over here at home. Actually, I have one right in front of me. Its meaning goes beyond its looks. I think that people, especially Christian people, should always be like lighthouses, we were born to be light, to testemony God's love for us. Thanks for sharing. Great contribution." -- Dri Cook.
"Eceptional imagery!" -- mattie.
""Exceptional" Don't you just hate typo's?" -- mattie.
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