Song For A Returning Soldier

Song For A Returning Soldier

A Poem by Nicole

A poem written for the woman who stands and waits for her returning love, a man who risks his life for his love and his country.


I feel the wind against my face,
I feel the turn of time and space,
I feel the beating of my heart,
I feel it being torn apart,

I stand upon our spot of ground,
I stand and wait to hear a sound,
I stand and know you are my love,
I stand and beg the gods above,

I watched you leave me in the rain,
I watched and wept in deepest pain,
I watched you stop and turn and say
That you'd be coming back someday.

I hoped you would remember me,
I hoped the gods would hear my plea,
I hoped that I might see your face,
I hoped you'd find me in this place,

I stood here once so long ago,
I stood and let my lover go,
I stood here every day to see,
I stood and hoped you'd come for me,

I stand and look and hope today,
I stand for all we'd hoped to say,
I stand and hear you call to me
and run to where I dreamt you'd be.

I see the blood upon your lips,
I see you tremble at our kiss,
I see you weep in our embrace,
I see you've come back to our place,

I know that you must leave me now,
I know you'll make it back somehow,
I know you love me and always will,
I know you know I love you still,

I wait now until that final day,
I wait for this world to fade away,
I wait to break these mortal bars

and dance with you amongst the stars...


© 2012 Nicole

Author's Note

I teared up when I saw the picture. It's so moving. My husband serves in the US military so it really spoke to that part of my heart that worries if he will come home.

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Oh, this is beautiful and touching. well written!

Posted 5 Years Ago

I can relate to this piece, some of my family members served in the war as well, I thought it was very touch, I really liked this piece alot (:

Posted 6 Years Ago

I think this is a good poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The rythm in this was like a beating heart. An emotive well crafted write. Thankyou.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on February 23, 2012
Last Updated on February 23, 2012



Wichita Falls, TX

About Me... My name is Nicole Conway and, yes, I'm an author. It feels wonderful to finally be able to say that. Believe me, I've worked very hard for it. Writing is not just a passion, not just a .. more..