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Coming HomeThe air is warm and the sun is shining down.
Its the perfect moment now.
I'm looking at you and you're looking at me.
But this isn't how I wanted it to be.
They're carrying me with a flag draped across my chest.
Wish I could ease your loss as they lay me to rest.
Hey I'm coming home, but not the way I wanted to.
And darling I did all I knew,
To make it where I'd be safe.
But now I'm in God's embrace.
Please know I'm at peace.
When you see me.
And I know you might heal one day.
Marry another man and that's okay.
Tell my little boy how much I wanted to hold him for the first time.
But please give him these words, that it was worth the sacrifice.
Just realize I'm looking down on you and you're not alone.
Darling I'm coming home.
All the family is there.
Faces that I remember everywhere.
Dad served just like me, he's the one who taught me to be a man of courage.
This isn't how I wanted it to be, but darling its worth it.
He touches your shoulder as the tears fall.
Wish it wouldn't b
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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