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A Tear Gave Me Away!

"I knew men at war who carried poems written from home. This could have been one."
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You asked me daddy to play it brave

when you left for the war that day.

I'm sorry but when I started to wave,

an itty bitty tear gave me away.

I tried to recover and wipe it away

as you walked toward the plane.

I tried really hard but what can I say

my trembling lips gave me away.

I stilled my lips and wiped my eyes

but when you turned and waved to me,

my body betrayed my brave disguise

as everyone noticed my wobbly knee.

I tried so hard to stem the tide

but my body failed me once again. Geez!

The flood gates opened and poured from my eyes

as I fell sobbing to my knees.

Forgive me daddy for failing you this way

But I will promise you this,

If you assure your safe return some day

my body wont fail me when I give you a kiss.

Again, I’m sorry for my actions today

But an itty bitty tear gave me away.

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