Treasure Island

Anthony Sullivan

(Lusmagh, Offaly, Ireland)

Words of A Soldiers Sweetheart

Behind a wall of glass and time
Hidden for the world to see
The words of a soldier's sweetheart
Are captives of eternity

For her soldiers eyes saw heaven
Before he had the chance to read
The words of warmth she offered
Home thoughts she thought he'd need

Oh and I can't help but wonder
About the secrets held inside
The hopes they held together
And the dreams they were denied {CHORUS}
And I can't help but feel for
Those young lives torn apart
And the sadness in the mystery of
The words of a soldiers sweetheart

And I wonder was she to be his wife
Or had they sworn faithfully
Before he marched away to fight
Their love would last eternally

And I wonder what their names were
And was that letter signed with love
From your darlin' and the children
You know it's you we're thinkin' of


And I wonder was it raining
The day she heard the news
Did she find happiness again
Or was his love too much to lose

For her soldiers eyes saw heaven
Before her thoughts he ever knew
And the words of a soldiers sweetheart
Are a mystery still to me and you

Hidden for the world to see
And captives of eternity.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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