They held his remains under the flag
His belongings were packed neatly in a bag,
His widow stood there with tears in her eyes
The sky filled with his children's cries
She walked up to the stand where his body was kept
Trying to speak as she wept
"You promised me that you were never going back
You never told me that you weren't coming back"
"I waited for months counting night and days
You don't have an idea how many different ways
And now I see you sleeping still
How can you leave me against my will"
She stood there crying, holding his locket
A note was handed to her which was in his pocket
It was smudged with dirt with a heart drawn above
The first words read, "I am sorry my Love"
"I know I've disappointed you many times
You've always stood strong hiding your emotions with your rimes
I never wished to leave you alone in this life
It wasn't why I asked you to be my wife
"As I survive every day with your thoughts in my mind
Always feared the day if life would leave me behind
Now that I feel the cold breeze of Death
All I desire on my skin is the warmth of your breath"
"The vale of life for me diminished dime by dime
As I pressed that trigger from time to time
All the happiness was trickling down the drain
All I wanted to see was my family again"
"As that small bullet pierced my skin
It looked me in the eye with a vicious grin
It whispered to me something so profound
I know no vengeance, but what goes around comes around"
"It was a moment in which I felt no pain
The blood on my chest seemed just like a stain
A moment of realization struck me at death
I lost to life but I served my country till my last breath"
"I want you to know although I know that you know
Your face in my eyes made me smile amongst all the sorrow
Forgive me for leaving you without your will
I have truly loved you and forever I will"
She stood there reading all that he said
No longer flowed her tears, no longer was she afraid
She raised her hand to salute him as she stood firm
Cause her love was selfless like her man who achieved