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A French Sonnet

Bonsoir mon cher was all she had to say;
a world at war - so cruel to every heart,
a million lives now lost and torn apart.
Bonsoir mon cher and then she walked away.
We shared our tears while parting on that day
and every wish our language could impart
revealed the truth we both knew from the start;
our temporary space in lives delayed.

Though years have flown I still see her first glance
and lovely smile she shared when e'er we danced.
A war that roiled about us long ago -
the Allied crush that saved the lld-de-france;
Life's twist of fate that begot our romance,
until, at last, I knew we had to go ...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 3/30/2018 4:41:00 AM
A very moving sonnet Craig, written with depth and feeling. Although your write may be a story, unfortunately for many a true story. Kindest Regards, Kevin
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Date: 3/29/2018 2:48:00 PM
one would almost think this was a memory, loved the background of the war, it brought a sad finality to the story
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