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Notice of Love and War

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Notice of Love and War

He woke and saw his beloved asleep with one breast partially exposed

And with his fantastic limp he works his way to the kitchen

He made coffee for her with croissant lathered with jam

Gently he pulled at the exposed women and gestures with the tray

Happily she wakes and with great affection reaches for him

Coffee is second and pastries  with jam come close to him

But he is first and the love hits him like the wind

Gently it began and gale force now

He had to lash himself so he wouldn't be swept away

And it grew

She always lay in their position and there was no other

He would mold himself to her and tease her nipple

He came home weathered from the battle and with grief

Friends had been shot by snipers and the heat

He had seen a woman with a basket approach his friend

And she dropped the basket and pulled the belt

The explosion deafened him and his comrade's face is gone

Fragments hit him but he is running to his friend

But the friend lays silent

Gazing to the wetness on his leg he falls

He is deafened and wakes in terror and looks upon the leg

And finding himself in bed she tries to talk with him

But he claim's it's a bad dream and the basket falling

And later...............

The limp was his reminder of that day and he eats the croissant for his friend

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  1. Date: 2/2/2012 9:48:00 PM
    Patrick.. kind of sad... but well done..pd

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your story set in poetic phrasing..War is a terrible thing..It would be great if there was an end to all wars..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Very deep write my friend well done and thank you for sharing with us, love,vie