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night, I lay and listen to your heavy sleep,
your breathing and sighing, and Iím thankful you
are lying next to me.
I feel safe, because you are safe. I feel hopeful
because you are home.
The fear has left my life, and I am once again free
I soothe your shoulder with my hand, so my heart
I am not dreaming, so my mind will realize the
truth about you,
of you being in our bed again. You are here, I want
Breathing and sighing, lying next to me. It is
Our years together and our time apart has brought
to this moment, to the knowledge I am more than
just a wife
to you, or a partner in this life. The miles of
land and sea,
the trials have strengthened our bond while others
The war is over they tell me, and you are once
You will always be a soldier in your heart, but for
you are mine, breathing, thank God!, and sighing.
No more crying
in this bed. Home. Safe. With me. I too can breathe
and sigh and sleep.
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