Miss you at night

I miss you most at night,

When I lay awake alone in bed,

Sleeping diagonal fills the space,

But doesn’t grace the pillow with your head,

Our sporadic phone calls don’t help,

When you call I have too much to say,

Instead I ask about the weather,

And how was your busy day,

It is your duty and that I understand,

I once wore that uniform myself,

But never have I been here,

With my emotions bottled on the shelf,

I feel safer behind my words,

Then my voice on the phone,

I can think off all the things to say,

Tell you how I am so alone,

My love come back safely,

Serve with dignity and honor,

Think not of my pain,

I can wait much longer,