I’d have given you moon and stars


I’d have given you moon and stars,

Had they ever been mine to give.

I’d have taken you through the night,

To the dawn where the songbirds live.


I’d have loved you until the end,

Till the sea ground the cliffs to sand,

When stars fell and left the night dark,

I’d have never let go your hand.


But your dreams never flew in my skies,

Where the gulls soar and clouds meet the sea,

Where the rain falls in rainbows of light;

They were leaden not golden and free.


The moon and the stars fill the night,

The sun and the larks fill the day,

Their beauty a balm for my grief,

On this day when your love flew away.


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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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