Wait for me by Konstantin Simonov. Wait for me and I'll return, only wait very hard. Wait when you are filled with sorrow as you watch the yellow rain. Wait when the wind sweeps the snowdrifts. Wait in the sweltering heat. Wait when others have stopped waiting, forgetting their yesterdays. Wait even when from afar no letters come for you. Wait even when others are tired of waiting. Wait for me and I'll return, but wait patiently. Wait even when you are told that you should forget. Wait even when my mother and son think I am no more. And when friends sit around the fire drinking to my memory Wait and do not hurry to drink to my memory too. Wait for me and I'll return, defying every death. And let those who do not wait say that I was lucky. They will never understand that in the midst of death You with your waiting saved me. Only you and I will know how I survived: It was because you waited as no one else did.
And there will come a time, you'll see where no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.