Over the jungles filled with war
another mission once more.
Only days away until my tour is done.
A place to go, a place to be.
I have a date at a place to be,
a place to go and people to see.
This morning and as so many morning before
I wash my face to begin my day.
As I look into the mirror I see the wrinkles
In the meadow I stopped and looked about, seeing all the beauty that surrounded me and the warmth and the beauty of the Heavens.
In the beauty of the wildflowers I felt the beauty and warmth of old friends, and recall the wisdom given by so many that stayed with me, throughout.
I sat in the morning sun waiting for it to chase
the chill of the night away.
As I listened in the silence I realize I wasn't waiting alone.
As i set beneath the tall oak tree,
I watch as the breeze ruffles the leaves.
I listen to the birds as they call to each other.
Feelings that gives thoughts that seems
to just drift into a place that my
eyes close to hold back tears.
I have laugh i have cried.
Had friends that i had to tell goodbye.
I have retained the kindness we shared,
A smile is the sunshine that brightens the day.
A smile that chases away a dreary day.
A smile that shines through the darkness