June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

Thinking

I look at the news before my eyes can even focus
a man died while I slept, nobody even noticed
I pray it wasn't him, but I know it was someone
think about the family,  today someone lost their husband, father, or son

Check for signs of life, any I can find
did he log on or email.. nope.. now it's all a matter of time
I go and get their breakfast, the kids still gotta be fed
I've still gotta be a mother, even though I just wanna crawl back into bed

I do my daily chores, laugh and play the role
thinking of him always.. the pain runs deep down through my soul
go check again, hoping, he's made it back alive
still nothing, but 9 hours ahead, means it's only 8:45

phone rings, heart drops.. please don't let it be the call
'yes it's me' I say.. oh; it was a wrong number after all
no idea what he's doing, but I still wonder anyway
gotta stop thinking for a while, take the kids outside to play

cook a supper that'll feed - two kids and myself
doesn't matter what it is, there's always too much left
bathtime's finally over.. the kids are tucked in bed
"make sure you tell daddy you love him, he can still hear you in his head"

I hear the message tone.. run to see if it's really him
thank God!! we made it through another day, now it's time to start again.

Truly Aldridge