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* A Beacon in the Night *

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I really don't know who you were,
Just a man, or more?
A prophet in the wilderness?
A watcher by the shore?

A leader showing us the way?
A beacon in the night?
For when the world was dark and cold
A bringer of the light?

A one who gave out hope and truth
To those willing to hear?
A one who gave us faith and love
When desperate times were near?

A man who stood up to the crowd,
A righter of all wrongs?
Or just a man who understood
And told us in his songs?

I really don't know who you were,
Just a man, or who?
I only know my life has been
Forever changed by you.
 
 

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                                                               Smoke rings in a galaxy
                                                            An endless flight through time
                                                          Lyra gave her harp to him
                                                       And left him free to climb
 
                                                      Apollo taught me to rhyme
                                                         Orpheus taught me to play
                                                           Andromeda cast down her sign
                                                              And Vega lights my way
 
                                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Above - The ring nebula in the constellation of Lyra. It does look like a smoke ring. John wrote the song 'Spirit' in the early 70s. After he died one of his European fan clubs named a star for him. They didn't choose the star. It was done by computer, but when their star chart arrived they found it was in the constellation of Lyra, the harp
Vega is the brightest star in Lyra, and one of the three brightest in the summer sky. It's name in Arabic means 'stone eagle'.
 
Below - Point Pinos lighthouse, Pacific Grove overlooks the spot where John's plane went down.

 
 
 
                            A winters journey from the moon
                                 To reach the summer sun
                                      To rise again, to sing for you
                                          A song thats yet unsung

                                          Apollo taught me to rhyme
                                      Orpheus taught me to play
                                 Andromeda cast down her sign
                            And Vega lights my way

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