One Last Time

Those last few moments we spent together
before he had to travel far away from me
I tried hard but couldn't hold back my tears
My knowing I will be lonely and so will he.

He turned his head and wiped his tears away
I knew his heart was hurting the same as mine
He whispered in my ear he'd always love me
Then he tightly hugged me one last time.

Before I walked away feeling terribly miserably
I stood teary eyed watching his horse galloping away
Each night in my prayer's I will ask God to please
Protect him and send him back to me one future day.

Ralph L. Clark © 2005

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