Why Did You Leave Me So, a poem by James Walmsley at Spillwords.com
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Why Did You Leave Me So

Why Did You Leave Me So

written by: James Walmsley

 

She paces the widows walk each day at one,
a forlorn look upon her face all hope nearly gone.
She yearns for just a sight of a silver sail.
She stares out to sea for hours on end but to no avail.
She wipes a tear and stifles a cry and says:
“Oh why my love,
Oh why my love,
Why did you leave me so,
Oh why my love,
Oh why my love
did you ever go.”

The ship sailed on the one O’clock tide.
The sailor waved to his beautiful bride.
Every day she would stand and stare,
the gentle breeze would caress her hair.
“Oh my love where could you be,
Oh my love sail back to me.”

The sailor stood upon the deck, not knowing his ship was to become a wreck.
“Oh my beautiful bride I miss you so very much.
Oh my beautiful wife how I miss your loving touch.”

Around Good Hope the ship is bound, the ship is never found.
The last known position was off the Cape Of Good Hope.
September Tenth of September
Eighteen Eighteen.

She paces the widows walk each day at one,
a forlorn look upon her face, all hope nearly gone.
She yearns for just a sight of a silver sail.
She stares out to sea for hours on end but to no avail.
She wipes a tear and stifles a cry and says:

“Oh why my love,
Oh why my love,
Why did you leave me so,
Oh why my love.
Oh why my love
did you ever go.”

The man watched the woman pace.
So beautiful so full of grace,
She wiped a tear and stifled a cry.
He wrote in his dairy: The most
beautiful woman I have ever seen
Tenth of September Twenty Eighteen.

James Walmsley

James Walmsley

I am a retired Engineer, I now spend my time writing and playing guitar.
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