Poetry

TO WIVES LEFT BEHIND

TO WIVES LEFT BEHIND

TO OUR WIVES WHOM WE LOVE,
WHO ALWAYS GET LEFT BEHIND.
PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE THOUGHT OF,
YOUR ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS.

AS WE SAIL ALONG THE OCEAN,
AND PULL INTO DIFFERENT PORTS,
THE FIRST THING WE GO HUNTING FOR,
ARE TRINKETS OF ALL SORTS.

SOMETHING TO SURPRISE YOU WITH,
ON THE AWAITED HOME COMING DAY,
TO LET YOU KNOW WE THOUGHT OF YOU,
EACH PORT ALONG THE WAY.

SOME DAYS WE BARELY GET A BREAK,
AND WE WORK UNTIL DAYS END.
BUT WHEN WE LAY IN OUR RACKS AT NIGHT,
PLEASE KNOW, OUR LOVE WE SEND.

OUR DEPLOYMENTS MAY BE LONG,
AND THE END IS HARD TO SEE,
BUT SOON DEAR NAVY WIVES OF OURS,
IN OUR ARMS YOU SOON WILL BE.



copyright 1999, Michelle L. Dillman