Elisha and Timmy Have Been Five Years Together

Music: Hewlett.
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

Elisha and Timmy have been five years together.
Love came to them young, and still it stays.
In their hearts they feel that it's forever,
Sweet love walking with them all their days.
However much life crashes hard around them,
All they have to do is turn within.
A gentle peace, serene and clear, surrounds them,
Nor need they strive some stranger's eye to win.
Despite this joy, they know there's some rough sailing
To come between reality and dream.
In choosing young, they've laid some grounds for failing:
More doubt and wonder than it first might seem.
May their love take them through these shoals of night.
Years on years will prove young love was right.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

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