Poetry

I'M HOME

 I'M HOME

I HEARD YOUR VOICE,
TODAY ON THE PHONE.
YOU SOUNDED SO CLOSE,
IT SEEMED YOU WERE HOME.
BUT WHEN I HUNG UP,
REALITY SET IN.
I KNOW THAT YOUR GONE,
A LONG TIME IT HAS BEEN.
IF I COULD ONLY HAVE YOU,
HOME JUST FOR THE DAY.
I WOULD HOLD YOU AND KISS YOU,
AND THESE WORDS I'D SAY.
"WHERE EVER YOU GO,
HOWEVER LONG YOU ARE GONE,
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU PATIENTLY,
AND DO YOU NO WRONG."
NO ONE ELSE COULD GIVE ME,
WHAT YOU HAVE GIVEN.
YOU ARE MY ANGEL,
THAT GOD SENT FROM HEAVEN.
PLEASE DON'T WASTE WORRY,
ON ME AND THE KIDS.
FOR I KEEP US ALL SAFE,
WHILE AT SEA YOU LIVE.
WE WILL BE WAITING,
LIKE WE ALWAYS DO.
FOR YOUR SHIP TO PULL IN,
THAT IS CARRYING YOU.
PLEASE DON'T HUG,
OR KISS THE KIDS FIRST,
FOR IT IS I, THAT,
HAS MISSED YOU THE WORST.
SO HUG ME REAL TIGHT,
AND WHISPER, "I'M HOME."
I HAVE YEARNED FOR THOSE WORDS,
FOR SO VERY LONG.


copyright 1999, Michelle L. Dillman