For One So Beautiful – Vincent Edward Manda
Down the river she came
And up the river she’s gone
‘See you on the other side!’ she whispered;
Her shout had been drowned
By the river’s crushing sound.
‘I don’t think so’ he replied
‘Unless you’re going to where it’s hot
And no one remembers a time they never once cried.
You’re too beautiful for such a place.’
And then he died
With the image of her flowing free on the river
Burnt in his eyes…
An eternity of fire
Would help him forget that smile on her face.
An eternity of fire,
For she’s gone and he can’t get grace.