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Dad is coming home tonight

Our house is abuzz With Me, Bella and Jess And Mummy is all delight “Dad’s coming home tonight! “ The Cake has been made The table has been laid Candles are alight Dad will be home tonight! Mum’s wearing polka dots Dress, Dad had bought She looks pretty, so bright! Dad will be home tonight. Jess was only two When dad had to go He still remembers him, right? Can’t wait for Dad tonight! Bella’s dream is a soprano And so deft with the piano She will make it a musical nite When daddy’s home tonight!! But me? I am a bit too shy So I did this song on the sly Plan to place it under his desk-light Hope Dad will read it tonight! Dad may have stories from afar Of his travels and the war Tales of nobility and military might At the dinner table tonight. Just imagine him at the door Big smile, Open arms for us four His loving grasp will be tight When he comes home tonight. There is a knock on the door! We all cheer and roar!! Mum is there on a flight, Jess lisps, “is it already tonight?” Four soldiers stand at our gates, They must be his work mates, Mum’s voice is soft in fright “Is he coming home tonight?” Voices drown as the men depart Mum is back, her hand on heart Slowly her legs yield to her weight “Daddy won’t be coming home tonight!”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/26/2020 7:07:00 PM
So much excitement and then sadness. Well done write!
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/26/2020 9:45:00 PM
Thanks Kim!:)
Date: 11/25/2020 4:15:00 PM
Wow Krish! This is a very poignant poem. What a sad surprise ending. You are right. This is all to true for many military families. Congratulations on your Lifetime membership. I like all your poems in my email today, but I like this one and the Gandhi one best.
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/25/2020 10:03:00 PM
Jennifer Thank you very much! It is important to have feedback! And you just made my day!:)
Date: 11/25/2020 12:18:00 PM
Very touching Krish.
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/25/2020 12:22:00 PM
Thank You James!! :)
Date: 11/25/2020 11:40:00 AM
LOVED THIS, KEEP WRITING
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/25/2020 12:11:00 PM
Thanks Barbara! Most grateful for your encouraging words!:)
Date: 11/25/2020 10:28:00 AM
Hello Krish Radhakrishna, I cheered when the family was looking forward to the father's return. then felt sadden at the end when he was in the box to be buried. I hope this is only a poem. it is very sad. Enjoy yourday my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/25/2020 11:58:00 AM
hello Krish, I am sorry for your loss. He is your angel watching over you and family. I f you need to talk I am here. Blessings to you and family.
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/25/2020 11:06:00 AM
Thanks Darlene! This is sadly true for some families of soldiers!! God bless you!
Date: 11/25/2020 10:03:00 AM
Nice poems. Lost my pop in march. Miss him. See or comment my poems .please.
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/25/2020 10:09:00 AM
Daniel, thank you! sorry to hear about your loss! May god give you strength! I shall read your poems for sure!
Date: 8/24/2020 12:12:00 PM
OMG Krish, what a beautiful, emotionally charged poem. So very touching ~ brilliantly penned and delivered. An absolute FAVE for me. Wow ~~~
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 8/24/2020 12:36:00 PM
Thanks Line! Delighted you like it! Must thank Silent One for helping me bring it to be viewed by poetry soup members again!
Date: 8/24/2020 3:49:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win, Krish ... I remember how exciting it was to post my first poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 8/24/2020 11:12:00 AM
Thanks Anne! Glad to share it again!!
Date: 8/24/2020 3:48:00 AM
You have been a great additions since joining, a very sad first post...This was not really a contest, it was an opportunity to showcase your first poem and I am glad you entered. Thank you.
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 8/24/2020 11:12:00 AM
Thank you for inviting us to post our first poem. It is nice to revisit and bring these back to be read by our members! Great idea!
Date: 1/13/2020 12:47:00 AM
Very well plotted out. Didn't see the ending coming. Dashed hopes!
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 1/13/2020 12:53:00 AM
Thanks Mark, a real story in many soldier families!
Date: 1/5/2020 10:06:00 PM
beautiful poem penned; I enjoyed
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 1/6/2020 12:24:00 AM
Thank you , Mahtab! Glad you liked my poem. :)
Date: 11/3/2019 6:06:00 AM
Thank you,Panagiota, for your feedback. I am pleased you like it. Kind regards
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Date: 11/3/2019 6:01:00 AM
OMG...one of the BEST Pems I ever read in 11 months. It's a total shame on all us piets that sE never responded, This should be a POTD.. Truly beautiful. A fAVe and a follower Panagiota Romios.
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