Shine

Shine 

Sterling lines on  the roadway 

Like a thousand twinkling stars 

And you tried to make me stay 

In those winter days of ours 

Now my time is almost spent 

My hand was never enough 

It’s hard to say what I meant 

Was it a rook or a bluff? 

So put me in a pine box 

The sunny side of the ridge 

Gather up some river stones 

From ‘neath that ol’ covered bridge 

Don’t forget to say a prayer 

Over this old soul of mine 

Promise on your darkest nights 

That you won’t forget to shine 

Sands fell through the looking glass 

On those beaches we made waves 

Wildflowers in the sweet grass 

Mountain waters where He saves 

Took too many a gamble 

Turned tables, poor man’s roulette 

I tried to change my amble 

I was too much in your debt 

So put me in a pine box 

The sunny side of the ridge 

Gather up some river stones 

From ‘neath that ol’ covered bridge 

Don’t forget to say a prayer 

Over this old soul of mine 

Promise on your darkest nights 

That you won’t forget to shine 

Don’t forget to say a prayer 

Over this old soul of mine 

Promise on your darkest nights 

That you won’t forget to shine 

Copyright Beth Sutton 2020

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