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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: 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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