Far Away

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Darkness as black as coal

Stars shimmer as the only light

A lonely outpost in the vast mountains

All around the enemy lurks in the dark

Plotting and planning to kill and destroy

Inside thoughts are thousands of miles away

Restless sleep as dreams of loved ones abound

Thinking of a wife, child or parents back home

Fear is a feeling that they hold down deep

Brothers in arms they must trust each other to survive

While outside the enemy plots to lay waste to their lives

A flash of light, an explosion rocks the night

Gunfire, rockets, bombs all around

The thoughts of country and home go away

Only thing that matters now is your brother on your left and right

The enemy comes wave after wave

Those dreams of home drift so far away

Seconds become minutes, minutes become hours

Fear and adrenaline rush through their veins

Explosions and shots all around

The fight for survival rules this ground

Silent prayers to God abound

Lord keep me safe and let me see my loved ones again

The enemy comes closer and closer, rage and hate in their hearts

The battle goes on through the night

Waiting for the vestiges of first light

Men cry out in anguish and pain

Unknown who will live and who will die

Loved ones back home awake from their dreams

Feeling an anguish at the gasp of a last breathe

Hearts once attached awake

Broken apart sensing their loss

Tears fall and bodies give out knowing their soldiers light has gone out.


Re-posted in honor of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in duty to their country and the families who have dealt with that sacrifice. May God bring you peace.

Remembrance to all who have fallen in duty to our country on this Memorial Day.

 

Empty Bed

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An empty bed awaits me tonight

Wishing you were here by my side

Tossing and turning unable to sleep

Missing the sensation of you near

Your scent lingers in the air

Wanting to reach out and feel your embrace

Missing that touch of lace

Seeing your face in my dreams

Anticipating the day you return

Where into your arms I will lay

In our bed where we will play

So hurry back to where you belong

My heart waits to play you its song


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Missing my wife as she is away for the week.

 

Night Songs

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Whispers on the night

Passing across the miles

From the song of my heart

To the depths of your soul

Along the pathway to your dreams

I play a tune meant only for you

A lullaby to ease your restless slumber

May you sense when you wake

Of my love so true

Only meant for you

 

Radiance

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Laying in our bed you slumber

Looking upon your face I am left stunned

The softness of your skin leaves me hypnotized

Your face shines with a radiance of many suns

I cannot look away from its brilliance

Left dazed and captured in your spell

I listen to the gentle rhythm of your breath

A music sweeter than any song sung

A smile rises upon your lips

Wondering what dream has brought it about

Your eyes slowly open to gaze into mine

I cannot look away, I have been caught

Your smile grows bigger as you say to me

I was dreaming of you


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Never Going Back

heart-583895_960_720Before I would sit around and kill my mind in worthless pursuits

Before I would sit in silence and let the quiet of life engulf me

Before I would let you wonder how I really felt

Before I would push you away and never get close

Before I let the wall grow high

Before I let your heart escape and go astray

I tell you now and forever

I am never going back

Today I find my mind looking to explore

Today I sometimes never shut up

Today I tell you everyday what you mean to me

Today I pull you closer when you want to push me away

Today I build a path for us to walk on together

Today I pursue your heart and seek to win it back in the worst way

Today I tell you I am a new man

My heart of stone has gone away

A heart of flesh is what is left

My love for you is here to stay

 

Sleep

feet-224680_960_720Nighttime falls into the room

Next to you is what I desire

Pulling you close as our bodies merge together

Your head lies on my chest

I feel your skin soft against mine

The rhythm of your breath is mesmerizing

Sleep over takes our physical bodies

Our souls connect into the dream world we move

Dreams of you is what I see and into my arms you fall

As in the here as in the there we are together

As we sleep through the night.