Song to a Child of a Soldier

Song to a Child of a Soldier

“Remember how I love you
When the summer raindrops fall
When autumn leaves drift downward
When the snowflakes cover all.

When the stars are twinkling nightly
When the sun is shining bright
When the dark and lonely shadows
Scare you in the middle of the night.

When the morning sun then rises
And fills the sky with blue
Remember that I’ll be there
I’ll be coming home to you.”

He sang the words so gently
As he held his daughter tight
And kissed her oh so softly
And then left her in the night.

And all the seasons followed
As he had said they would.
When he did not come back home to her
She knew he never could.

But she could hear him in the darkness
His farewell song so sweet
His loving words around her
As she sang herself to sleep.

© Barbara Flass 2011

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