Poetry

A Navy Girlfriend's Plea.

This is for my dear love Michael D. Castillo.  I miss him and I want him to
come home soon.
 
A Navy Girlfriend's Plea.

As I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
To help me clear my cluttered mind
To help me through these desperate times

To bring my love to me all night
In dreams where everything feels so right
That even if he can't be here
Make it feel as though he's near.

As I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my pain to keep
To keep my worries, troubles, and tears
And keep me strong for future years.

To help me stand up tall and proud
And crying, may you not allow
No tears to weep, nor cry, nor shed
No moments of weakness to plague my head

As I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my love to keep.
To protect my sailor through thick and thin
To safely guide him home again

To keep me on his mind all day
To love me truly, this I pray
Let no worries cross his mind
Let no fears his heart entwine

As I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my heart to keep
To shelter it from piercing pain
When I accidentally call out your name

When I forget that you're still gone
Help me Lord to stay real strong
To gently push away my tears
When I wake up, and you're not here

Amanda "Mandy" Utes