“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” – Roy T. Bennet

The Soldier

we’d written the letters that told of our love

while i was at war

you were in my head

but the distance turned out to be too hard

or so i saw

upon my returning

do you know how i felt when i came home?

so empty

like a bottle in a desert

fighting can really take a toll on someone

being surrounded

by the dead and the dying

i expected a loving welcome when i stepped out

no matter

that your letters stopped coming

i was running to swing you in my arms like i used to

but i saw

the man at your side

and the ring…

and the bulging belly

and you never told me why

you hadn’t waited

 

 

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