Christina A. Sharik

THE WAITING

It seemed forever, all the waiting
It’s so very hard to do –
When the person that you love the most
Is far away from you.

In me, there was an anger
And with it, awful fear
Would something dreadful happen
To the one that I held dear?

What will it be like, I thought
When he finally makes it home
Will it be the same or will it be
Worse than being alone?

I waited, I prayed, I wrote
And God, I was so scared
I was the one who dreamed of you
I was the one who cared.

But you never really did come home
And I finally came to see
That you were staying over there
There was nothing left for me.