The Night Flies By

I still feel his touch upon my face

As he kissed my lips, I cried

For will he ever come back to me

My fears are wrapped inside

This aching heart that longs for him

already and he has just left me

How will I stand the minutes the hours

The years perhaps eternity

Until I feel his touch again

the lingering of his lips

When will the waiting cease to be

Until he is back from trips

Off to the war to fight for me

That is the way he put it

I am selfish when I think why him

Why me , my soul cries,with fires lit

Deep inside my body with his warmth still felt

I look down at the street below

I see the taxi waiting for him

I see him close the door , it takes off slow

And then it disappears into the night

I see the brightening of the skies

The dawn is fast approaching

Oh Please Lord hear my cries

Bring him safely home to me again

Hold him gently in your arms

I know you have so many to look out for

Please keep him free from harm

And as I’m praying these tearful prayers

I know much that I am asking

For the Lord is overcome with prayers

It is his job and everlasting

I count my blessings as I try to sleep

Knowing my heart and soul have flown away

And into dreamland I escape

My lover holds me in his arms, and I hear him say

Rest easy darling, I will be back

I’ll never leave you alone ,

I’ll be right here by your side

For your heart is my true home

The Night Flies By

Elsie  Duggan

Wappingers Falls, United States

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Artist's Description

This is a story of a woman seeing her husband leaving for war, it doesn’t matter
which war, they are all the same, terrible.


love faith hope

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