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    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...
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    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.
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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