Brenda F Dowswell
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Ode To A Family
The man stood stately in the crowd
Above the roar you could hear him loud
Wait for me for I'll return
I have a few bridges I must burn
The tears were flowing down her cheek
She could not move, her knees were weak
He made her a promise 'I'll be back again'
As his foot raised up and he boarded the train
He opened a window for one last call
I love you my darling I'll be back to you all
She held her belly and said'we do too'
And he said 'if its a girl name her Betty-Lou'
She watched as the train slowly chugged away
She held her sons hand and ...