Sunshine Girl

sing to me now my sunshine girl
sing of the things we’ve lost
far and away from the darkening day
there are rivers we still need to cross

and high on the rim of forever
where mountain-tops knuckle the sky
snow starts to melt round the things we both felt
still we glitter like frost, you and I

so cast off the song of your fathers
it’s only a tune of the past
believe in the words you’ve spoken and heard
does it matter if none of it lasts?

and I know that you dealt in the truthless
in a time way before this new world
but I promise the pain won’t always remain
so sing to me now sunshine girl

© Matt Goodfellow

With kind permission of the poet