A Letter To Erie
I don't know when this will reach you, but I just wanted to say hello.
How's life back home? Probably quiet since we left,
I hope it's peaceful now, I hope you that you aren't lonely.
How's Janice? I heard she had her baby, is it a girl or a boy?
I remember she wanted a son.
How's the family? I hope everybody's safe and well
And I hope that everybody's also happy and warm.
I don't know exactly why I'm writing this letter
'Cause we hardly knew eachother
On the day that I left
But there's this funny thing with life
When you're far away from home
You wish you hadn't taken everyone for granted
How've you been?
I heard you got yourself a job
I'm probably not the first, but congratulations
I want to take the time to say this
Though you thought I never noticed you
When we were growing up
Really, I did
But I was scared when I was younger
Because secretly I thought that you were beautiful
And I missed out, and you found yourself a boyfriend
But I'm glad because the two of you worked out.
I just wanted
To let you know just how I felt because I thought
That I should say it while I can
I sit under lamplight as I'm writing this letter
From a military hospital bed
I wanted to write you in case I don't make it
So you'd know I thought of you as my friend
I'm glad I got to write you even though you probably won't reply me back
But it's okay,
I'm glad I got to say what I have kept inside before my dying day.
If I don't make it home,
I hope this letter might mean something someday.
I guess that's all I have to say,
Warmest regards to you and hours this lovely day.