I forget that you're a soldier in such a distant land,
Even though I cannot touch you; though I cannot hold your hand
I forget that you've been trained to kill by- rifle, knife, and glove,
Especially when I see how easy you can be to love.
I forget that I wont wake up tommorow and find you next to me.
I forget that every day you fight to keep our country free.
Sometimes it just slips my mind that you might not make it home.
I try not to think about how I would live my life alone.
I hear your voice across the lines, despite the small delay.
And It seems like I could touch you, as if you werent so far away.
The happiness inside your voice, as you get to hear mine
Makes cherish every time you say, "Dont worry, I'll be fine."
But sweetheart, I do worry, when reality is clear-
When the seat beside me is empty because you just aren't here.
The times we share, the love you give, the songs you sang to me-
All took their place inside my heart, right where they all should be.
I worry when you say good-bye. I worry when you're gone.
Sometimes I worry just because. My dear, I've worried all along.
But when I know that you're alright, when I know that you are safe,
All memory of horrid wars just seem to slip away.
And its you and me, with no one else, just celebrating love.
Your words so tender, love so pure, are all I'm thinking of.
The world around us disappears. No, nothing else exists,
Except the conversations, time well spent, and your long-awaited kiss.
And I forget that you're a warrior. I forget that you're so bold.
I forget that sleeping in my bed can be so bitter and cold.
I forget that man, with whom I share, my deepest fears and frights,
Is the man whose fears and enemies are the ones he chose to fight.