Don’t say that it’ll be easy,
Don’t say that I’ll be fine,
My heart won’t be able to rest,
Until the bed you’re in is mine.
Halfway across the world,
in places unknown,
You’re no longer here,
I have to stand on my own.
The silence is deafening,
I miss your voice,
This isn’t an easy life,
But it was the right choice.
I wish I knew then,
What I’ve realized now,
I wish I could go back,
To reverse the clock somehow.
I took our moments for granted,
I was selfish with my time,
Then how quickly it all changed,
Our life flipped on a dime.
To hug you once more,
To get one more kiss,
Are opportunities gone,
Embraces I miss.
I’m sorry I didn’t hear you,
That my selfishness led to fights,
I’m sorry for going to bed angry,
For those long and lonely nights.
I need you to know I support you,
I’m so proud of the man you’ve become,
I’m sorry it took too long to say it,
Too long for this apology to come.
Deployments are far from simple,
Forcing our life to be put on pause,
To sacrifice our own plans,
And prioritize another’s cause.
So until we’re together again,
Until you’re safe at home,
Never forget how much I love you,
And remember that you’re never alone.
Unpublished work © 2014 Ashley Ella