Though the girl child’s tears have finally dried
her eyes still speak of grief
the younger brother, small but brave
and loving in support

These kids are diamonds in my care
with precious bits held close
as I spirit them from what they know
on this flight tonight

Loving mum, brave mum
frightened by the thought
of recreating what we had
half way round the world

Ninety kilos in the hold
is all we have for now
the rest is waiting on a wharf
half way round the world

Three hours into flight time
the cabin lights are down
are they sleeping or are they grieving
its difficult to know

Gather close my family
hold each other tight
for all that we hold dear to us
is on this flight tonight