A Journeyman’s Wife

I came across this last night. It made me smile to know I’m not the only one.

Written by: Denise Moreno
A Journeyman’s wife of Com Ed-Chicago North 6/00

Dinner’s been ready, it’s gotten pretty cold,
when a call she gets, not surprised of what she’s been told.
“Gotta work late again honey, I won’t be home.”
She sighs, knowing that again she’ll be alone.

The money is good, but it can’t compare,
to the love she has and she doesn’t want to share
with a company that has become his life, the one
she teases him about being his second wife.

Usually alone to events she goes, where everyone asks
for him, oh don’t they know, there’s a storm tonight,
he’s out in the cold, braving the weather, always so bold.
And no one thinks of her when they call in for service,
she knows of the dangers, bites her lip ‘cause she’s
nervous. The weather gets worse, but he’s on his way
home, he’ll greet his wife, she’s no longer alone.

A kiss on the lips and a really tight hug, it’s time
for bed, she’s ready to snug. And with his arms around
his wife, dreaming about the good things in life,
the telephone rings, glancing at the caller i.d., well
what do you know, it’s the power company.

So off he goes to work on your wires at all times
of the night and late into the hours. She lays in their
bed and prays for his life, that he’ll be home soon
and safe tonight. She tosses and turns, clicks off the
light, God give her strength…She’s a Journeyman’s wife.

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