To My One and Only
~ dedicated to D ~
To the man who likes to rhyme,
I’ll say it again yet one more time:
I love you and will love you longer than days are long
Into my life you’ve brought sunshine and into my heart a song.
We do what we have to do
But this can leave us feeling blue.
I work here,
and you have to work there.
But soon will come the end to despair,
when once again you can come home
months no longer having to roam.
Soon I can again take your name,
but right now life without you here is not the same.
I’m seeing things through a rose-colored haze
I am happy but yet in a daze as I am in the alone phase.
Please bring back those sunshiny rays.
We talk on the phone every night
Thank goodness we never fight.
I’m trying hard to be strong with all my might,
I am not thankful for your absence as I am for my sight.
Your favorite coffee cups hang under my cupboard, they wait for you there,
without you this lovely house seems bare.
The cats are crying for you,
I tell them they have to wait for Daddy, it’s the right thing to do.
My God, I’ve loved you forever;
to be a good wife to you I will always endeavor.
I pray that you can find work again here
that’s close to me, close to us and very near.
Even though gone is my one and only
because of your love I am never lonely.
Come back soon so I can see you face to face,
because with our love God has given us grace.
— Debbie Loesel Stanton