One I’d like the best and for him, I’d let loose…
Years passed, times changed
Feelings altered, reactions varied, no flower was happy with its blooms
My man, married to me, is now at the border
And he’s not here to protect me as he promised he would
Many a night under my empty shed
Its been so long, all I can remember of us is this- my present effort
I write him letter after letter, hoping for one reply
I cry myself to sleep, I cry myself to not feel lonely
But heavens! I can’t seem to help it; I’m getting lonely and lonelier
I long for some company in that empty space under my shed
Havoc! It’s wreaking havoc in my head!
When I look at his buck-toothed helper, I wanna call him in for a treat!
Finally this one day, I run into my friend of 10 years past
For he’s seen me and he’s smitten; I knew he would let me mess with his life
The next day I spent with his wife at the beach
Oh yes! And I remember: we sealed it all with a kiss
Days passed and against all odds, the wife became my best friend
And then, what should I but hear- my man is coming back hale and hearty!
Happy I was, so happy! My sweetheart was coming back at last!
Not for her husband but for lying to her, she said she could kill me…
Two days later, I meet my friend with a case in her hand leaving town
As we hugged for the last time as friends I realized what she had come to mean
Hands clasped, I begged her to keep in touch, to write
She just got in to the car and the last I saw of her forever was her wave.
The next day he came home- my husband- sergeant Harry
You’ve been with another man haven’t you? He asked aloud
How could I answer that, oh how! I just stood there and hung my head…
“Love, Millie? Do you love him by any chance?” Harry asked suddenly
And then I knew, whatever happened, I couldn’t lose my man
“No! I love you and only you! Loneliness made me do it just because I can!
And this time, my dearest, I promise, I’m telling no lies…”
Harry, my dearest, hugged me and held me close
“Lets start over”, he said and held out a rose…
“My dearest Millie, will you marry me…all over again?”