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Sea . . . .

By: ValeriyaPonomar

Page 1, The love between an American soldier and his wife.

Sea

As I gaze out,

Watching the sea,

Move with grace,

As if it could breathe.

The water sparkles,

Shimmers and glows,

As I spot a fisherman,

Who has begun to row.

Beneath my feet,

The sand is smooth,

Shifting and moving,

Like a flower in bloom.

I remember the days,

That we spent here,

Running and laughing,

Not drowning in tears.

The way you hugged me tight,

The way you kissed me light.

As if afraid I might break,

If too much force was at stake.

And how you promised,

That you’d love me so,

How you said that our love,

Would thrive and grow.

But it all shattered,

That Tuesday night,

When you never showed,

Leaving me worried with fright.

Then a few days later,

I got a letter at noon,

Saying you’ve gone,

But you’d be back soon.

So I waited,

Those never ending nights,

Praying so long,

With all my might.

That you’d come back,

To love me soon,

So our love could grow,

Blossom and bloom.

But you never came,

To love me that year,

Leaving me lonely,

Unhappy and seared.

Until that cold,

Morning day,

Another letter came,

With a purpose to say:

“The man you loved,

Has died last week,

Serving his country,

And protecting the weak.

He told me to say,

That he still loves you so,

And wishes he could be here,

To watch your love grow.

He also says sorry,

For the promise he broke,

And leaving so suddenly,

Without any hope.

But he also says,

That he wants you to smile,

And to love and cherish,

Your very young child.

And he hopes that you,

Find love once more,

So you won’t back away,

Just like before.

The military thanks you,

And your beloved man,

For serving us with bravery,

And honestly at hand.”

I kept that letter,

That broke my heart,

Wishing I had the strength,

For a brand new start.

So with a small,

Young girl in my arms,

I look out to sea,

And dream of beyond.

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