Love Cut Short

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 17
Two-for-Tuesday – Write a love/anti-love poem.

She was the only true love of his life,
never a question–they belonged together.
In their youth, she was sure she’d become his wife.
He turned nineteen. Uncle Sam had other

plans. Her love was drafted to serve his country.
Writing when he could, he hoped she would wait,
proudly passed her photo ’round for all to see.
Protests and body counts raged back in the States.

Filled with foreboding, she received no mail.
At her job, she could no longer focus.
MIA, they said. She saw a black veil
seal her fate, with a dubious prognosis.

One year passed. A soldier rang her bell
bearing letter and photo rescued from hell.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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One Response to Love Cut Short

  1. MYRNA ZACH says:

    those who call the shots sould be on the line

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