Song of Leaving

Please don’t think
the absence of tears
means I’m not crying, dear
I’m holding them back from you

I’m afraid with my tears
that I might show
I’m losing my soul
I can’t live without you near

I will leave only in body
but my spirit still remains
God knows that I’ll be lonely
God knows I’ll feel the pain
of being so far away from you
for God knows how many days


I am not a coward
I’m not fearful of the world
but I’m afraid
of being without you here

Please know my faith in us
will never disappear
you’re my source of life
and I love you dear