The Lantern – Author Debra McLain



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The Lantern

The wind screams,

causing my old oak tree,

to shed its tired branches,

and prepare for new life.


Rain pours down;

magical little tear drops,

escape the Heavens,

to wash away my pain.

Hot coffee is brewed;

aroma brings comfort.

Warmth slides down;

my parched and weary throat.


It is the perfect weather,

to pour my heart out in a poem.

Momentary comfort found,

under a toasty blanket near the fire.


A brightly lit lantern;

sits in the window of my soul.

It will guide my lost love,

to find his way home.



© Debra McLain


Excerpt from the book “To Conquer Or Die Trying”

Debra McLain

About the Author

Debra McLain resides in California. She is a mother to two daughters and three granddaughters. She works in agriculture, although her passion is in writing. Her dream is to publish a best seller regarding her twenty-eight year battle with an eating disorder and the spiritual awakening that followed.

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