Letters From War

By Mark Schultz

Letters From War – Album Version          Letters from War: A Novel

She walked to the mailbox  On that bright summers day  Found a letter from her son  In a war far away

He spoke of the weather  And good friends that he’d made  Said I’d been thinking ’bout dad  And the life that he had  Thats why I’m here today  And that the end he said  You are what I’m fighting for  It was the first of the letters from war

She started writing  You’re good and you’re brave  What a father that you’ll be someday  make it home  make it safe

She wrote every night as she prayed

Late in December  A day she’ll not forget  Oh her tears stained the paper  With every word that she read

It said “I was up on a hill  I was out there alone  When the shots all rang out  And bombs were exploding  And thats when I saw him  He came back for me  And though he was captured  A man set me free  And that man was your son  He asked me to write to you  I told him i would, oh I swore”  It was the last of the letters from war

And she prayed he was living  Kept on believing  And wrote every night just to say

You are good  And you’re brave  what a father that you’ll be someday  Make it home  Make it safe  Still she kept writing each day

Then two years later  Autumn leaves all around  A car pulled in the driveway  And she fell to the ground  And out stepped a captain  Where her boy used to stand

He said “mom I’m following orders  From all of your letters  And I’ve come home again”,  He ran into hold her  And dropped all his bags on the floor  Holding all of her letters from war

Bring him home  Bring him home  Bring him home