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 Category:  Spiritual Poetry
  Posted: October 2, 2019      Views: 112

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Diana is a poet/lyricist who has been composing love poems and lyrics for over 40 years. She has had several poems published over the years in such publications as the Purdue University Skylark: The Fine Arts Annual of Purdue Calumet (Hammond, India - more...

She is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #10 spot on this years rankings.

She is also an active reviewer and is holding the #53 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

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Until my dying day...
"Josephine" by Diana L Crawford

"Josephine, oh Josephine,
why do you lament so?
Dressed all in black as you pass by,
your stunning beauty sadly veiled."

My lover took to leaving me
while I was fast asleep.
He stole away into the night, 
upon a merchant ship he sailed.

He said he loved me deeper than
the briny open sea;
the sparkle in my emerald eyes
he could not live without.

He said he’d love me for all time
and vowed he’d never leave;
the scent of jasmine in my hair
left him no earthly doubt.

A year has passed me by and not
a single word from him.
I fear that he’s now lost to me
and loves another far away.

So I have donned my mourning weeds
and weep beneath my veil
for I have pledged my love to him
until my breathless dying day.


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Picture was borrowed from Pinterest - No copyright infringement intended.

For all those who have loved and lost.

This is written in the style of a double dactyl rhyming pattern (abcd efgd)

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