the soldier (coming home)

you never sing me songs anymore

like you said you would

never come to visit

like in the days of old

the autumn leaves have fallen

and the summer breeze has passed

still no sign from you yet

the year has gone unmasked

colorful flowers have faded

and the day lit sky has turned to night

another day, another night

another harvest, another plight

years have passed, and still no sign

i no longer wait for you

i have moved on from the past

i now walk on the other side

a few have come and go

they were so unlike you

but still the longing and waiting is there

i try to hide it, i frown and stare

i do not count the years anymore

im old and wretched

standing, i can do no more

the years have passed so soon

i lie here waiting for it to come

to finally take me out of this light

and into the darkest sight

but it says something is yet to come

the dawn shines upon me

my eyes are tired, i no longer want to see

i lie here lifeless, waiting for my last breath

then the person i wanted too see the most came by, and we met

he was with him, the one i so longed for

reaching for my fingertips, i can no longer hold

the lights are slowly fading away

and yet i still see him like that of the first day

the first few lingering moments of flirting and fun

together with the sun, grass and sand

running around, laughing and screaming

chasing butterflies and watching the stars at night

the memories came, rushing right back

he still has the same soft touch

i look him in the eye and now i understand

i let go of this world

push forward to the next

finally together


5 thoughts on “the soldier (coming home)

  1. Season’s Greetings!
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