Faded Years and Bygone Tears

poem — inspired by the folk song come sea shanty: Shenandoah

img via Tenor

If we had met, lest we forget
On the shores of that rolling river
In faded years all bygone tears
Would you volunteer your stolen heart?
If I could take from yours, in days of yore
Back in the day - eighteen oh four
Your darkened eyes and rolling hair
Your fair displays on river days
When all endeavors are a glimpse of you
Your doubtful heart, your…




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