(written many years ago for my daughter Lacey)

Barely two that fateful day

The Army took your Dad away

Still haunted by that toddler cry

I walked away and said goodbye

Was it worth the time we missed?

They made my heart an angry fist

Decision wasn’t wise because

I can’t remember who I was

For twenty years, that guy’s been dead

I sit alone inside my head

A blink in time, already grown

To raise a child of your own

Don’t follow pathways I have blazed

Create your own, you’ll be amazed

Take every second, every day

The best advice I’ll ever say




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