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.