Andrew Simmons

Starry Night - Poem by Andrew Simmons

(the thoughts of a wounded soldier lying in the field)

What a starry night!
Now I understand,
That I was quite right
Fighting for this land.

Fighting for this sky,
Free of jets and bombs,
For the field of rye
And for our homes.

Thinking of my dear
With a happy smile,
Knowing you will hear
In a little while

Words of gratitude
For the joy you bring.
And my life with you
Was a splendid dream!

You will light a lamp,
Waiting for the sun,
Holding on your lap
Our little son.

He will fly a kite
In the clear skies,
Looking at its flight
With his clever eyes.

What a magic sight!
My heart is aflame.
Kissin` you goodnight,
Hallowed be Thy name!

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  • (2/10/2010 7:54:00 AM)

    Wow, the rythm is so well-played, all the while keeping a regular and structured tone. Touching and optimistic,9/10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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