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Letter To A Soldier

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Letter To A Soldier

The grass is wet,
                  from dew...?
                       from tears...?
I must sit down, ..........
                      be close to you....
But, I don't care...the dew won't kill me...
But, what of tears?     They can.......they do
                                                and I will drown..........


I'll  sit here in the cool, damp grass,  and write to you

I'll write to you, ....  as if you'll see it,....
As if you'll know my words for you

What else to do?....What else to do? 

It's all so quiet now,  so still and calm
  Except for sparrows,..... and their songs
      Can you hear,.... from where you are?
        If they sing in silent chorus, but you can't hear it,  
             Tell me, tell me.......how to bear it?

                   I write this letter....
                     Where to send it?

Their eulogies began and ended, 
They linger in the heartless wind
It's over now,  how can it be?
It's lonely now, beneath the trees...

They've all gone home,  we're here alone
They've carved your name into the stone

You lie here with me,   but I'm so cold.
You promised to come back to hold me
You told me when we said goodbye...
You told me that you would survive

Will I?                                     Will I?

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  1. Date: 7/2/2012 5:45:00 AM

    A heartfelt write on the theme of the contest. Loved it. Best of luck for the contest.

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 10:43:00 AM

    such a moving piece here, Carrie. A big winner for sure. Many congrats on your wins, my friend : )

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:36:00 PM

    This is quite the powerful write my friend! Wow, how sentimental but sad, the incredible loss! I really loved this expressive poem full of vivid emotion! What a fantastic write! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:07:00 PM

    A heartfelt poem here by you Carrie.Love it!

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 12:14:00 PM

    yes you will. I dropped by to see how my old friend of ago was doing Cindy aka Lucinda, ya know I can use variations of my name so many times~haha, but all in all you had the hair sticking up on my arms. What a write dear, straight and true~ take good care, and God Bless your preciousness(if its not a word we'll call Webster :)

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 12:09:00 PM

    Stupendous beauty in every word it deserves 1st place thank you for your awesome touch, have a great day luv vie