Soldier, my Love
I look to the stars in the summer sky
Trying to pick just one to wish upon
Just for us, that you might see tonight
And remember me
To know, in your heart of hearts
That I’m praying for you
To come home safely to me.
I know, that in your world
The day has just begun
Scorching hot sun and shifting sands
Another patrol, keeping alert
All eyes out for the abnormal
When all feels so foreign
So far from home
Can you feel me?
When you have some quiet time
Do you hear me whisper you name
As you nod off to sleep
Do you know I pray for you
With every breath I take
Do you know that the feel of your arms
Is so close to my memory
That I imagine I feel you in my sleep?
Beloved, I will never be whole without you
These sands of time and distance separate us
But never will break the bonds we share
Come home to me when you can
If not now in the flesh
Then tonight, in my dreams.
All rights reserved
Erin LeFey 2011
Dedicated to all the families separated by war and conflict - May peace bring us all together. But for whatever the conflict and to all those who serve our country - Thank you for your sacrifice.