|Dear honey...well, it's been a while
Since I took pen in hand.
I've meant to write you sooner -
Sometimes things don't go as planned.
There always seems so much to do
With work and school and such.
Please know that I am missing you
And love you very much.
The job? Oh, it's about the same.
Not too much I can say.
Each day is like the one before
Without a raise in pay.
The flowers that we planted new,
Last spring, if I recall
Have blossomed out quite beautifully
Against the garden wall.
The neighbors ask if you're ok.
Sometimes they turn away
When I say that you're fine and you'll
Be home soon any day.
The boys have been a real help.
They pitch in with the chores
Though Jimmy's only nine years old
And Mikey just turned four.
But Mikey takes the garbage out
While Jimmy cuts the lawn
And, late at night, when tucked in bed
They ask me where you've gone.
I tell them that you're searching for
That thing you have to find
To give your life importance and
Relieve your troubled mind.
Then, once you find it, you'll return
And, once again, we'll be
What we had been before you left..
A real family.
Well, look at me, I'm rambling on
And here it's almost two.
Just want to tell you we are fine
And really missing you.
I don't know where to send this 'cause
I'm not sure where you are
But that's ok. You love us and
You can't be very far.
I'll put it with the others
Piled high on the kitchen shelf.
When you come back you'll have the time
To read them for yourself.
Well, honey, not much more to say.
Be nice to feel your touch.
The boys and I are waiting here.
We love you very much.