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John

Nina R. Schapiro 1954 (TEXAS)



When there was sorrow
you were just there
You said tomorrow
and it was here
You never let me stay
trapped in a yesterday
you were just here

I have no word to use
to say goodbye to you
I watched you pay your dues
and never thought it thru
and now I know you're gone
now something's very wrong
you were just there
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Submitted on April 27, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aBacddc xexexxB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 298
Words 64
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 7, 7

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