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Stranger in my Bed

Who is this man laying beside me? You’re not my lover and I’m not your enemy Searching and hoping for a familiar touch Wanting and needing it just a little too much Where is the man I married prior to this war? I want him back entirely as I had him once before They tell me he’s changed and it will never be But loving him so much; I tend to disagree Heroically fighting for our freedom abound Risking his life for a cause to be unfound Solitude and silence is one of his demands And as for our family; we’re not under your command Shelled and mortared each and every night Not able to sleep for the fear of needing to fight Hot, sweaty and exhausted; feeling all alone Feeling as though you’re invincible; wanting to come home Exploring and probing for the man you used to be Trying to find similarities; trying to remember me I’ve been with you this entire time; all the while you were gone I never left your side my husband, even though you have withdrawn What is it going to take for this stranger to up and leave? How long must you isolate yourself, how long must we grieve? Our children need you desperately as so do I Don’t let them destroy you; don’t you dare die Come home again my best-friend and thrust this stranger out He’s been residing here too long and he’s reign is over no doubt You’ve served this country honorably without any remorse Now serve your family faithfully and let our marriage run its course I will not give up and abandon you nor will I give in You will fight for this family adamantly as you did so back then I’m tired of sleeping alone with this stranger in our bed I want that loving, caring man; I want my husband back instead

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007




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