Joseph Seamon Cotter

(1861 - 1919)

Why? - Poem by Joseph Seamon Cotter

The little child crosses the street--
Why does she wave to me?
What sees she in my wasted form
To hail so joyously?

Her olive face and curly hair
Are tidings of earth-peace,
Her golden smile's a wreath of joy
That bids my sorrows cease.

To me she is a fairy sprite--
A heavenly harbringer
Whose sun-kissed eyes are songs of God--
But what am I to her?


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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