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January 7, 2011
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Upon the farthest reach he sat,
And ne’er a tear did fall;
The sea wind came to sing his grief,
And dry his eyes with its call;
The ocean surged, blue and green,
Against the fading day;
Just as it had a week ago
When it took his lady away.

Taken from him her laughter,
Her merry smile bright;
The way she tossed her sable hair
Amidst the dancing light;
Taken, too, the question
He’d thought but never asked;
And now she was gone forever,
Forever beyond his grasp.

He sat alone, upon the rocks
Beside the dark sea-strand;
And clenched again the calloused fist
That had last touched her hand;
Singing, singing softly,
That no one else might hear;
Giving with grief his last goodbye
To she that he held most dear.

‘I wished you wouldn’t leave me,
I pleaded that you would stay;
But I could never sway your heart
When wandered you to fay;
Your eyes, they gleamed like amber,
Wild and full of light;
And now I never shall see them,
With all their glory bright.

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KylieK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 8:39 am
Oh, wow. Why am I the only comment? I don't really know what to say, and that never happens!   It was an honor to read this.
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