I’m Watching the Sun Rise

I’m watching the sun rise

Waiting for that dusk to break

I can’t sleep again

Until I see your face

I’m watching the sun rise

My eyes are heavy

But my mind can’t sleep

The tears keep coming

The pain’s too deep

I’m watching the sun rise

Night after night

Without you next to me

It’s just not right

I’m watching the sun rise

Waiting for that dusk to break

I can’t sleep again

Until I see your face

I’m watching the sun rise

Watching that night melt away

Wondering if you see

That same break of day

Does it hurt you

Like it’s been hurting me

Does your heart find

You lost in a bad dream

Where days turn to months

And nothing’s as it seems

I’m watching the sun rise

Waiting for that dusk to break

I can’t sleep again

Until I see your face

I’m watching the sun rise

Waiting for that day

When I’ll be in your arms

And everything will be okay

I’m just watching

And I’m just waiting

For that sun to rise

I’ll never forget that moment. Watching him walk away through tear filled eyes. His face when he looked back over his shoulder one last time….

It was our first deployment. I thought I was prepared. He had done so many work ups that had been as long as a month at a time to trainings that lasted weeks. But there was no preparation for the emotions I would feel watching my best friend, my husband, my marine walk away to leave me for what I knew would be at least six months.

As I was driving across the Coronado Island bridge in San Diego the sun was rising. Through the numbness that was slowly over taking my emotions I started wondering how many sleepless nights and sunrises I would see before he was home again.

This song/poem is very near and dear to my heart. I hope you enjoyed it and the little glimpse into what inspired the words. Thank you for reading.

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