The Girl From Far Away

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Was it dreams or prayers that brought her?
Magic filled October skies
The train arrived with
The girl from far away.

Flesh and bone and spirit melded
Youth with its ecstatic flame
And talks I’d have with
The girl from far away.

“You are angry with yourself
You need to smile at your life.”
The lessons learned from
The girl from far away.

Our time never was for certain.
Each breath was a miracle
The train rolled off with
The girl from far away.

Now with work and wife and home
Sometimes I sit all alone
My thoughts reach out for
The girl from far away.

About Til Turner

Til is a writer, artist, and musician living in the Shenandoah Valley. He is an associate professor in the Language Arts and Social Sciences division at Northern Virginia Community College and is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Art with an MFA in Creative Writing. Til has published poetry online and is currently trying to publish a middle-grade fantasy/adventure novel. Please feel free to visit his instructional website at www.EnglishIsKillingMe.com.
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