Caring about a Soldier
Caring about a soldier
isn't always easy,
and caring is a high price to pay.
It's caring for him with nothing to hold,
It's being young, yet feeling old.
It's having him whisper he cares for you.
It's whispering back, you care too.
Then comes a kiss, a promise with emotion.
Knowing you're watched and approved with devotion.
Reluctantly, painfully letting him go,
While you're dying inside because you're scared so.
Watching him leave with your eyes full of tears.
Standing alone with hopes, dreams and fears.
It's sending a letter with a stamp upside down,
To a faraway man in a faraway town.
It's going to church to kneel and to pray,
And really meaning the things you say.
Days go by and no mail for a spell.
You wait for some word to hear he is well.
Then a letter arrives and you're given its joy.
You become like a child with a shining new toy.
With fingers trembling and heart beating fast,
You tear open his letter and read it at last,
And it's filled with the words you wanted to hear.
Weeks are a month and months are a year.
You're waiting for the day you'll have no more to fear.
Time passes slowly, yet has gone very fast.
You are barely aware it's here till it's passed.
Yes, caring about a soldier brings bitterness and tears,
Loneliness, sadness, despondence and fears.
Caring about a soldier won't bring him closer,
But it's well worth the wait when the battle is over.
Remember he's thinking many thoughts every day.
He's sad and lonely from being away.
So think about him and try to be bolder,
And always be proud of caring about a soldier.