Time Soon Comes

Written by: Daniel Larson

Mavis swept the kitchen floor
     in the dark of ev'ning light,
Stopped to fold a cigarette
     near the corner, out of sight.
Recalled words upon a stone
     she'd read many times before,
Said something about a man
     who'd lost his life in the war.

Never warmed to the echoes
     of all the years left alone,
Ignored the fact he had loved
     another one he called Joan.
Moonlight captured drifting smoke 
     just before she went to sleep,
Somewhere through a darkened night
     a lonely soul starts to weep.

He looks down from a soft cloud
     that he travels on through time,
Something has long changed his view
     of the days left far behind.
Sees her working through the year
     and moving from street to street,
Still he lives in silence sworn
     'bout the day on which they'll meet.

She lay down in bed one night,
     felt a weariness of life,
Loneliness cut through her heart
     like an ancient lover's knife.
Tears began to tumble down
     from a single cloud on high,
Lightly landing on the cheek
     and rolling soft by and by.

Starlight carried angel's song
     about two that became one
On a night destined by time,
     through the days not yet begun.
She gave away working hard,
     passed her soul beyond remand,
Closed her eyes in the sweet light
     and felt the touch of his hand.