Alone again at Christmas
Her soldier gone to war
She feels the sting of helpless tears
Just like she did before.
She wonders where he’s at tonight
In bunk or sandy hole
Just wishing she could hold him tight
To warm her aching soul.
While the Christmas lights are blinking
Her thoughts are far away
Can’t help the fear that grips her heart
This time on Christmas Day.
She curls into his favorite shirt
Wrapped round her like a glove
She smiles at thoughts that bring him near
And memories of love.
Please bring my Soldier home she prays
Then switches off the light
And slips into a peaceful dream
Of him this Christmas night.
Donna Sue Berry
November 8th, 2013