Christina A. Sharik

THE HAPPY ENDING

“Happy Ending” by Jessie Wilcox-Smith
“Happy Ending” by Jessie Wilcox-Smith
Father, you’ve come home at last
from the battlefield, afar!

Yes, my young one, I have come home
from the battlefields of war.

Such a scene has been repeated
through all of history ~

The child welcomes home the father:
this is no mystery.

Daddy, you’ve come home at last
Daddy, are you home to stay?

For a while, my darling child –
until I’m called away.