Come Back

At the second I heard the news

My mind went blank and my heart broke.

You took off for home on a strange flight,

Disappeared after he said goodnight.

 

I wish it could be a sophisticated lie,

That you might jump out, laugh, and say hi.

But reality is always cruel.

You didn't come back; neither did the whole crew.

 

Mothers, fathers, children, friends,

Do you hear us cry out your names?

Two hundred thirty nine lives on the flight,

Please come back to my sight.

 

Another sunrise and another sunset,

They say you are lost in the sky.

I don't want to count, but the days still pass.

But hope does not fade in my eyes.

 

I'd rather believe you moved to another star,

Without horror, without harm.

And I will always light up a light for you,

Just in case one day you miss home.

 

Mothers, fathers, children, friends,

Do you hear us cry out your names?

Two hundred thirty nine lives on the flight,

Please come back to my sight.

 

Jumbled news given by the government's ministry

Leave us with unsolvable mystery.

If it's a conspiracy someone planned,

Why hurt people who are innocent?

 

I should have said I love you before you left.

I didn't know you would be gone for such a long time.

I should have apologized for the unnecessary fights.

I didn't know you would leave me in pain and regret.

 

Mothers, fathers, children, friends,

Do you hear us cry out your names?

Two hundred thirty nine lives on the flight,

Please come back to my sight.

 

It's ok to be a little late.

I won't give up. I will wait.

Xinyuan Xie '14