Nostalgia by Shobana Gomes

A light house on the shore of the ocean with a house next to it and a flock of birds swooping down close to it
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The shimmer of the setting sun glistens against crimson clouds, its façade, unblemished. The lighthouse stands regal, as a stoic witness. The waters create a contrasting veneer on an evening of nostalgia. Nothing can disturb its peace, not even eager tides beating against quiet sands.

People have walked, embracing, on those tacit sands. There came an uprising, turbulent tides washed away remnants of a past, of a bygone era; where devoutly the setting sun danced with shadows on pristine waters, plagued thoughts, indulged in a panoramic composition of art and symphony, as the lighthouse watched the tides turn in its wakefulness.


Shobana Gomes lives in sunny Malaysia. She believes that poetry is a culmination of heart and soul. Therein she finds her peace and inspiration. She advocates that life is a gift and believes that every person has a right to freedom. You can follow her on her social media pages or visit her blog SIMPLY SHOBANA to read her work.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Shobana’s poetry is a beautiful reminder that not only people but landmarks and structures bear witness to the changing tides of time. A lighthouse is symbolic of guidance, revealing the path even in the darkest of nights. It must watch many journey by, every person, ship, and breaking tide a reminder of the many pasts it has survived.
    Congratulations Shobana!

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    1. So true, Terveen. Lighthouses are reminiscent of light over darkness. Thank you for the apt description of the poem.

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    2. James Mose says:

      Metaphoric. 💯

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  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Congratulations on this very visual and life coming, going and changing and the symbolic meaning of a lighthouse. I love the way you built this descriptive piece around this amazing painting. It is so beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends and stay safe. Big hugs, Joni

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    1. Thank you, Joni. Very symbolic of guidance through light. Blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too.

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  3. Beautiful Shobana!!!

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