A Soldier's Christmas

Please darling don't despair,
Because I'm over here and you're over there.
Our first Christmas apart from you all,
I long to be home but duty calls.

Tell the girls I love them and I am safe,
They fill my life and light my way.
I know Christmas presents aren't what they've been,
Next Christmas will be much better again.

I'll be home in late spring,
My duty will be complete.
We'll make love in a garden,
With flowers under our feet.

Tell Jack and Jane I'll be fine,
This will be over soon in short time.
Girl, you know I love you so much,
Even though we are apart our souls still touch.

by Mark Anderson

Comments (2)

This poem could be about any imperial soldier at any time: a Roman in Gaul, a Frenchman in Egypt, a Spaniard in Mexico, a Briton in Afghanistan, a German in Russia....
Beautifully written. I love the way the words flow. A nice tribute to your beloved. Nice touch.