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The Love Of A Soldier

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Eloise
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0 posted 01-09-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Eloise

The letter that was written on a piece of paper, tossed.
Told the story of a soldier and the love that he had lost.
Back in 1945, at the end of World War II.
There was a soldier Franklin and his girlfriend, Mary Sue.

For several years they made their plans to be with one another.
The love they had was true, for them there was no other.
But then one day, two soldiers stood at her front door.
And suddenly she knew, that they would be no more.

She could no longer bear to stay.
So she packed and moved away.
She tried so hard to move on with life.
But never became anyone's wife.

When Franklin learned of the Army's error.
He hurried on home so he could tell her.
But upon his arrival he found she was gone.
And all alone, he was left to carry on.

For many years, he searched high and low.
Always looking wherever he would go.
He settled down in his old homestead.
Just him and his faithful dog named Red.

Then one day while walking down the street
A sweet old woman he, by chance, did meet.
Though her hair was tinged with snow, he immediately knew.
One look in her eyes told him, it was his Mary Sue.

To find each other was a thrill.
It was as though time had stood still.
Over fifty years had come to pass.
And together, they would be at last.

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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 01-09-2000 02:45 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Eloise -
I just love sappy love stories like this.
Very nicely done ....
very romantic.  
~*Marge*~
Denise
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2 posted 01-09-2000 05:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Love those happy endings! Great one, Eloise!

 Denise

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3 posted 01-09-2000 06:27 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nice story, Eloise.
First__Knight
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4 posted 01-09-2000 11:51 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Truly wonderful...

 Being in love with someone is more than just saying "I love you"


Pepper
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I'm a die-hard romantic Eloise and I really enjoyed this wonderful poem  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
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John Yaws
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6 posted 01-10-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Pretty, poignant.
Jim Hastings
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7 posted 01-10-2000 01:44 AM       View Profile for Jim Hastings   Email Jim Hastings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jim Hastings

Very nice story, I think we all hope for happy endings.
devina
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Just goes to show you that love shines through- no matter how long you wait...glad you made it a happy ending..I thought I was gonna cry!!!!G*

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 01-10-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

What a fine tale you've weaved with this one  
Severn
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10 posted 01-10-2000 07:25 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

and my eyes pricked with tears...

wow, fantastic Eloise.

K
Eloise
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11 posted 01-10-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Thank you everyone for your kind and generous comments.  I actually had second thoughts after I posted this one.  But I should have known, this place is full of romantics!  
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Romance is at the heart of my soul , A true romantic I confess , this is wonderful thanks for sharing  
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