The Collected Poems of Dora Sigerson Shorter/I Prayed So Eagerly

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I PRAYED SO EAGERLY

I prayed so eagerly,
“Turn and see
How bitter I have striven—
A word and all forgiven.”
I prayed so eagerly.

I prayed so eagerly—
Not to be;
You turned and passed. Goodbye!
Fates smile for me, dreamed I—
Yet I prayed eagerly.