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Half A World Away

By Jill Marshall-Work

Half a world away
Sometimes it seems we're so far apart
But a half a world away
Is not too far for a journey of the heart

My little one, my precious joy
I'm waiting for you
My precious son, my little boy
I know you're waiting too

Half a world away
A child waits for a family of his own
While a half a world away
A family waits to come bring him home

My little one, my precious joy
I'm whispering a prayer
My precious son, my baby boy
I hope to soon be there

Half a world away
So many miles to bring you home at last
And half a world away
So many months of waiting are past.

My little one, my precious joy
You're fin'ly home to stay
My precious son, my little boy
We celebrate this day...

Knowing we will no longer be
half a world away.

Copyright words and music 1999 Jill Marshall-Work

JJill Work wrote this poem for her son-to-be Quinn, while he was 33 mos. old and waiting in Can Tho, Vietnam. It was sung at his baptism. Jill is the adoptive mother of two children. You are welceom to use this poem as long as it is properly credited to the author and includes a credit link to ComeUnity Adoption Poetry Note that if your child is a girl, you may change "little boy" to "little girl" or "baby girl," and "precious joy" to "precious pearl" so that it will rhyme! Please email Jill your url if you post it online. She can be reached at <>

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