Rob Berretta


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Rob Berretta
Rob Berretta


There’s a soldier heading homeward, just a few more hours to bear

Drinking coffee at Reagan Airport, and he’s caught me in a stare

So I thank him, ask where he's come from

Like he'd have news from the same place

There’s a soldier and I’m wondering

If another soldier’s safe


There’s a mother sounding cheerful from her barracks far away

To her daughter, saying "don't be fearful, and I'll be back by your birthday"

On our touch screen she's always smiling

Saying there's no danger near her base

There’s a soldier and how I’m longing to feel my solder's soft embrace


She said to me as she left

“Till I'm home, lover, just keep our daughter close to you”

Counting the days until her tour is over

When she’ll have strangers staring too


There’s another morning breaking but the sun goes down so fast

Never sleeping, afraid of darkness, how long those bad dreams seem to last

Come tomorrow, in joy returning,

More'll join the forces of the saved

But there’s a soldier, and someone praying now for another soldier brave


Each time we find we stare let's say another prayer

For every soldier everywhere


© 2015 Rob Berretta