Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm Heading Home

Yours will come back to you Asheli =)

"I'm Heading Home"

She was standing in the door frame with her head against the post
As he walked up to her one last time and pulled her body close
They had shared so many days of life lived full and without regret
And he prayed to God this night was not the last one they would get

As he looked into her eyes for what might be their very last
He could almost see the dreams he’d thought would surely come to pass
And a lifetime once so clear to see, had all but slipped away
And all he could do was turn and let a tear roll down his face

And walk away
He walked away

I’ll be coming home (I will come back home)
Though the days feel like forever now,
We will meet again (We will meet again)
I will find my way to you somehow
I will come back home

As he sat there on the train watching the trees rush from his sight
Thinking back on what his father said one night at his bedside
“Never lie or cheat or steal, never back down from a fight.
You must not give in to evil son, you stand up for what’s right.”

As the days turn into weeks and weeks turn slowly into months
He often wonders what he’s fighting for, this cost them all so much
He has lost so many brothers here, why is he still alive?
The only hope he has inside is someday he might see his bride

He closed his eyes
And held her close

I’ll be coming home (I will come back home)
Though the days feel like forever now,
We will meet again (We will meet again)
I will find my way to you somehow
I will come back home

Two years had nearly passed since she had seen her lover’s face
She had learned to deal with life without him, by God’s amazing grace
There was color in her world again and hope had found a place
She might once more gaze into her husband’s eyes

The letter was clean and folded as she opened it to read
Two lines were all she needed, those were all that she could see
“He fought for God and country, he’s a hero in this war
He fought with courage, died with honor, we’ll mourn him ever more.”

Enclosed she found a note, sun-baked, wearing at the crease
It had seen its share of sorrow, now it brought her to her knees
It was written by his hand, she knew it better than his voice
And as the tears rolled from her eyes and softly pattered on the floor

She read his words
His whisper heard

I’ll be coming home (I will come back home)
Though the days feel like forever now,
We will meet again (We will meet again)
I will find my way to you somehow
I will come back home

I’ll be coming home
Darling never give up hope in me
We will meet again
Please remember that I love you so
Love, I’m heading home.

1 comment:

Kirk and Asheli said...

Thank you Ben. It means a lot :,) You are so very talented.