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                                        THE  LOST SOLDIER'S LOVER

                  Her heart plays bellows to heighten nightly fires of solitude,

                  Playful flames of terror taunt a dancing flicker of despair

                  New dawn's burning pain --kindling knowledge of love's certain loss.

                  What false anticipation promises the quiet cool of healing?

                  Why does a fragile unscorched hope cling desperately

                  When her only healing balm lay ever hidden---
                      Blown astray as ashes in a far and thankless land?

Victoria Anderson-Throop

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:47:00 AM
    Hi again - How you, seeming effortlessly, link such perfectly chosen words to forward your points. So rich. Playful flames of terror taunt a dancing flicker of despair.............. false anticipation promises love, Kathy

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    Date: 4/26/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kathy, thanks for your specific is good to hear which words 'connect' with readers...i love words, and do my best to offer them to a reader as i see matter what the topic, there is always beauty in ugliness.....and vice versa....