As sure as the stars shine

A short poem inspired by the picture for once

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On the bank by the river all day long she waits

For a sight of the one who she calls her love.

He said he would come to take her away

As sure as the moon and the stars shine above.

She waits while the sheep wander over the lee

Hears only the larks and the bees’ busy hum

For the far bank is empty except for the trees

And the song of the wind that says he will not come.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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