As Her Soldier Leaves

As Her Soldier Leaves
By: Laura Poole

She watched him walk away,
Not knowing if he would ever come back.
But she knew he had to go
He was needed in Iraq.

Someone has to win this war.
It is a good thing that he is doing.
She just can't understand why,
It is always her heart that is hurting.

She thinks about the lonely days to come
And she can't help but cry.
This is always the hardest part,
Saying good-bye.

What will he be doing out there?
And when will he get to call?
This is what she thinks about through the night,
When she can't sleep, and she is starring at the wall.

She goes about her everyday life,
As if everything is okay.
If only they knew that the pain inside,
Continues night and day.

She keeps herself busy,
Hoping that time will go by fast.
And thinks about the day he will return.
When they can be together again, at last.