Like a lamp benighted, your absence
Speaks louder than your presence;
And yet your warmth lingers on
To warm your loving husband and son.

Mother, father, son, the trinity is parted;
We take comfort, knowing you be amongst kind-hearted
Souls, kindred spirits, family, and humbly ask
Of you but one simple task:

Let all our loving family know
How much we love and miss them, and show
That though we may be far away
We are with you on your wondrous stay.

So relax, and let the family feelings endure
For, when you return, we will share them, I’m sure;
Thus we do not begrudge being cast from the light,
And we eagerly await your home-bound flight.