Your Shoes

Since a little girl 

I've wanted to walk in your shoes


The big black ones

I always wore your clothes

When you were out to sea

And home with me

You told me that you loved me

Never proved it

One day

You dressed me up in your navy uniform

Got pictures taken


I was hardly even 6

A little short thing I was

I only fit in your shirt

It was down to the ground

I had on your boat hat

I wanted to walk in your shoes

You were my idol

From the moment I was born..

You told me to go into the navy

That which I wanted

Until age 6 plus 3..

That's when it turned for the worst

You became a deadbeat

Just lost to me

Now your dreams

Of a daughter in the navy 

Fighting for her country

Is only a dream


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