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Soldier's Forgotten Valentine

In the hot desert night he sat all alone
holding a letter in his trembling fist.
A lone tear rolled down his cheek as he read;
her reasons so neatly declared on a list.

She claimed that the love light had drifted away
just as he had to that far distant war.
She'd met someone else while running on empty
and she just didn't love her soldier any more.

Now he rummages through his few belongings
searching for an old valentine card.
He feels like a sentimental fool
and he sure hadn't thought he'd take it so hard.

As night wears on in the midst of this warfare
he battles a hardening heart from within.
He finds that old card and he rips it to shreds
then plasters his face with a sad ,crooked grin.

written Friday February 8th,2013
for contest "Forgotten Valentine"

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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:37:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on your win Deb xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Deb:-) ... Congratulations, with your awesome poem in Debra s "The Forgotten Valentine... " contest... glad to see you on the winning list. Always & Forever* PD

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:21:00 PM
    So sad, men, war and lost love's Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Hi !! Congratulations on your 2nd place win in my contest !! I didn't know who wrote this but now I do. Wonderful heartfelt poem. Thank you for supporting my first contest !!

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 12:18:00 PM
    This is a truly sentimental write my friend! A very sad and heartfelt poem you have written here Deb! It seems so real, like this actually happened! Your descriptions are right on target! What an amazing piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:40:00 AM
    ahhh, so sad this is. It really tears at the heart strings!! very well done on this theme.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Don't know what to say except it feels like you are living this one...great poem

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 3:28:00 AM
    Very moving! Terry