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Outside Influences

The pair couldn’t see beyond the present
Such hope, great expectations
Children, a home, great love
It was what they could not foresee that hurt
She holds their wedding photo
The war took him from her

Entry for Dr. Ram Mehta's contest Wedding is one of the special events in marriage

Copyright © Diane Locksley

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  1. Date: 5/18/2011 2:07:00 AM
    A poignant write, and one which is just as valid today as in former times. Young men (and women) still die in wars.

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 12:21:00 PM
    Hi Diane, this is such a beauty.. I see that it won in Dr. Ram's contest as well. Congrats on your first place ;-) btw the search is on for volunteer footsie players hehe.. enjoy your day further and thank you for your comments always ;)

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 9:36:00 PM
    Diane, this is the first one I think I saw that addressed this topic within the theme of wedding day. VEry nice. Congratulations on a top win!

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 1:53:00 PM
    A well-deserved first Place Win, Diane! Congratulations! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 10:42:00 AM
    thank you for sharing the first place in the contest

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 7:29:00 AM
    Big congratulations to you for your first-place win! It is sad but very meaningful. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 6:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Diane in the contest "Wedding is one of the special events in marriage" sponsored by Dr. Ram Mehta. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 2:38:00 AM
    beautiful in its paim, diane.. toppers list with big congrats on the highest win! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 7:07:00 PM
    What a sad yet very real write, Diane-- this one is really touching-- Super congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 6:13:00 PM
    Congrats Diane on your first place win in the wedding contest with this fantastic write luv.. enjoy your top spot .with luv..

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 4:14:00 PM
    You're looking good up there at the top Diane. Congratulations on your worthy poem's first place honor. Quite a touching verse friend. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 3:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on the first place win in my contest, Diane

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 4:29:00 AM
    Thanks for the entry, Diane

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Very poignant story; and so true for so many.