My Daddy went off to war.
I didn’t really understand what that meant.
Mommy said he would be home soon;
She didn’t say when.
She just said, “Soon.”
I waited and waited, but he didn’t come.
Then I saw pictures of soldiers
Who had been hurt by this war that my daddy was in.
I got scared.
Mommy said everything was going to be alright;
Daddy would be home soon.
Then, one day, we got a call. …
Daddy was coming home today!
So, we went to the air strip where he was going to land.
I stood and waited with my mom,
And then I saw him, walking off the plane.
So, I ran!
Someone said, “Stop!”
But I pretended not to hear.
And so, I ran
Into my father’s arms.
And he picked me up and tossed me high into the air,
He held me.