Eternity Delayed

with this ring I thee wed
many times itís been said
you didnít say words like those
but you meant them heaven knows
mama hey mama hi mama huh

pillow vows unmarked graves
pictures that your memory saves
in paradise whoíll be there
crowded room or an empty chair
mama hey mama hi mama huh

itís been said
you have to go to sleep alone
but Iím not sure
thatís true
or at least I would intone

when you wake Iíll be there
brush the dreams from your hair
and if your dream is what I prayed
call this moment eternity delayed
mama hey mama hi mama huh

they set out dark highways
windless night eyes ablaze
saw them driving in their car
hadnít driven very far

Copyright Hills Snyder, 1991

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