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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
11-29-2016, 06:57 PM
Daddy, Daddy Why Did You Go

I can not keep up, you walk so fast
my legs so short, you fly on past.
Yes, once I saw your forever smile
and your best-est movie-star style.

I can not keep up, you walk so fast
you promised we would forever last.
My heart is now heavy and so slow
daddy, daddy why did you go?

I can not keep up, your dream flees
daddy, daddy I'm on my knees.
So cold on your funeral day
I cried out and fell down to pray.

Please, can I hold you forever more?
Daddy, as you fade to distant shore.

R. J. Lindley
Sept, 17th, 1976

Note- Written after seeing my friend's son, Dylan, cry his eyes out at his father's funeral. He was about 7 years old...

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
11-30-2016, 10:37 AM
The Tidings

Here beneath the stars,
Far from the whispering eaves,
Tell me thy tidings,
Be they dark as northern nights
I will not fail or falter.

I have built for thee
A dwelling, of green pine boughs,
O' my silent guest.
A light to guide thy coming
Have I set : here take thy rest.

R.J. Lindley
Oct 9th, 1974

Form- Classicism(Romanticism influenced)

Syllables Per Line: 5 7 5 7 7 0 5 7 5 7 7
Total # Syllables: 62
Total # Words: 54

Edited today, two verse changes.