A Smile And A Prayer
By Margaret (Shuart) Keeley
The moon silvered the whispering leaves,
When I kissed you good-bye,
And on your smiling, up-turned face
A tear fell from your eye.
I held you in a close embrace,
As smiling you stood there;
I saw your grief; I sensed your fear,
I heard your whispered prayer.
A prayer that has since given me
Courage to face the strife;
‘God keep him safe’, your heart cried out,
‘And guide his war-torn life’.
Now summer’s gone and autumn too
Has been swallowed in strife,
And still I hear that murmured prayer,
And still God guides my life.
Margaret (Shuart) Keeley is the daughter of Joseph and Avline (Robbins) Shuart.
I received this in 1993 From Arzell (Shuart) Mills who received it from her mother Anna (McGillivray) Shuart.
The address written on this is:
Yacht Morie, 1300 Maine Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C.