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Tell the still evening

To borrow some sound

Crickets …and …frogs

Chorusing loud in harmony

Tell the clouds to give way

To the vast sky’s velvet glory

Tell the stars to shine brighter

Tell the candles to burn longer

For I am coming home tonight

Expecting a stranded visitor

Tell my friends to gather

On street corners at dusk

Tell the moon to be full tonight

Tell the trees to stretch their shadows

Tell the owls to keep their nightly watch

Tell the watchmen to build some roaring fire

Tell my grandmother to say an extra prayer

Tell my mother to delay the evening coffee

Tell my sisters to save some dinner for me…

Tell my brothers to not lock the outer gates

I am coming home tonight…

Just like last night

And the night before

Just as I will tomorrow night

I am coming home tonight

Selam Kidane