~ Daddys Gone ~
This is "our" favorite rocking
nightly my daddy would rock me
Always helped me say my prayers,
he would pray to God our souls
I was always safe in my dads arms,
thats where tonight I wish I
But my daddy was suddenly called
to fight a war so others could
be set free.
The night before he was to leave,
he took a flag down from his
ole flag case.
The one he had cherished most
memories of a better time and
He gently draped it across "their"
with a note attached...To My
By the time your mom reads this
I will have already traveled
Take this flag and always remember,
when you miss me, part of me
is still here.
At night when your ready to go
cover up with it ...for daddy
is always near.
Continue nightly to say your prayers,
make me proud of you while Im
Continue to be my little ray
Daddy will try to not to stay
away too long.
The child looked up to his mom,
through tears she held the note.
Come on mommy please dont cry,
Daddys with us...You saw what
Come on mommy lets pray right
lets pray for everyone fighting
Lets pray for others whose loved
ones are there,
that all this fighting will soon
So together mother and child knelt
down by the chair,
said a prayer to our Heavenly
Father up above.
As they prayed they touched the
a soft tender prayer of safety,
protection, and love.
© Angela Wilson
Used with authors permission