War Widow

You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.

Time waits for no one, but love waits forever.

Everytime i think about you, i start to cry

As i feel the tears well up in my eyes

i curse the men in suits who sent you to die.

Hopped on a plane, never again to see home

Left me sitting here, so lost and alone

i miss you so much but there’s nothing i can do

Because our greedy f*cking president killed you

No gun in his hand but he gave the orders

For you and your commrades to storm the border

Fighting for freedom and democracy never seemed so surreal

i savored every card and letter, tried to feel what you feel

Time has gone by, almost three whole years

But I still can’t put to rest all my fears

i wonder how many other souls have been ripped asunder

From having to bury loved ones six feet under?

“Iraq War Veteran” makes you sound so old…

Now the phrase just makes my blood run cold.

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One comment

  1. This is touching…May the lost soul rest in peace. Take heart.

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