Has it really been so long that Ive been gone?
Your memory is like sweet music, to my mind when I lay prone,
But your smell and tender touch, is what I long for while Im gone.
How long is long, in life my friend, with years still yet to come
For this parting in my memories, I will keep,
As I treasure all the moments, when once more I am home
For in that magic moment, for you I know, Ill weep.
All the hours that I have lost, wont really mean a thing
For this country is the thing that Ive missed most,
All the pain, my longing, will be but a moments sting,
For has it really been that long, since I was there on your coast.
The time is fast approaching when, I shall soon be home
And my wanderings, will be a thing soon, of the past,
All else will be forgotten, as I no longer roam
All else, except the hunger for the country, Id almost lost.
Eric Valentine Sept. 18/94 ©