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X Angel
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0 posted 02-04-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for X Angel

Love Letters

the sunlight glints on snowy hair
as gnarled fingers clutch an ancient wood box
her feet shuffle on a mossy path
soon she finds her steps leading her to the garden
the one she remembers so well
the one where she lost her heart
that starlit summer night, so long ago

the air heavy and fragrant with the scent of nature
leaving her senses overwhelmed in memory
and a turmoil of emotions
regret and happiness
pain and joy

brushing the leaves off of a time-worn bench
she settles herself down
staring into the scenery around her
not seeing what is there
but what was before

her hands run over the box so lovingly,
almost hesitatingly, she touches the lock
almost afraid to see what's inside
soon, the pull, the connection, the undying passion
could not be denied any longer
and she slowly opens the lid

as a musty smell wafts up to her nose
old paper, old flowers, old love
in perfect order
from the first tentative note
to the last impassioned plea
all there
all reminding her of her loss
and her gain

pressing the letters to her cheek
she whispers
'soon I will be with you again my love'

closing the memories away in the box
visions of war and carnage searing her heart
they called him a 'hero'
she called him her life
he gave his life so nobly
but even still, she hurts
even still, she is angry
for their life cut short
for the babies they never shared
for the joys and sorrows
for the history they never made

yet in all her pain, she stands amazed
by the power of the love they shared
50 years have come and gone
and her love still remains true
his ring on her finger
his voice in her heart

she settles back on the bench
closes her eyes
and relives their first kiss
couting the hours and minutes
until they are together once more




 "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~Eleanor Roosevelt~



[This message has been edited by X Angel (edited 02-04-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 02-04-2000 12:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sad, beautiful and touching!  *sniff*  

Denise
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2 posted 02-04-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Haven't seen you in a while! Welcome home. This is a marvelous poem! So touching! Thanks, now I have to tell my boss why there are tears on my cheeks!  
JOY 14
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3 posted 02-04-2000 02:21 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Oh, X Angel, now what am I going to do?  I can't go around crying all day.  Very touching poem.  

Joy
Nan
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4 posted 02-04-2000 04:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh, }X{ - There you go again..... You DID  bring plenty of tissue with you - Didn't you????
WhtDove
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5 posted 02-04-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

sniff, this is sad! But oh so wonderful too!
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6 posted 02-04-2000 11:02 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, how beautiful and tender.
~*Marge*~



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X Angel
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7 posted 02-04-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

LOL Thanks guys! What a welcome home! My first poem I have written in months!

The }X{Angel}X{


 "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~Eleanor Roosevelt~


Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 02-05-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

XAngel, What a wonderful piece of poetry!
Well done!
Liz
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9 posted 02-05-2000 01:50 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

This is such a special poem, and the fact that I know an elderly lady that lost her husband as a young man in the War, and was having a child by him at the time, made this all the more vivid. You have written it with such great feeling and realism, I feel I am present there with her as she opens the box.
JamesMichael
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10 posted 02-05-2000 05:28 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

This is all so sad that she lost the man that she loved yet there is still hope because she has not lost the love they shared.  I enjoyed the part when she softly whispered to the man she still remembered as if it was yesterday and still Loved with all her heart "soon I will be with you again my Love".  Isn't that why love is so special.  Thats the beauty of love.   James
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11 posted 02-05-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Wow...}X{Angel}X{, this piece is so very sublime, frightening in it's beauty and simplicity, a poignant story of undying love amidst profound loss.  What a way to make a come-back.  It is at times like this, when such imagery breathes within my mind, that I am thankful for the imagination God has so granted me.  Thank you for bringing that forth so simply.  

Alicat, the awed Persnikitty


 As I sit here dimly thinking
Watching modem lights a-blinking
Churning out poetic hash.
Lord, in all Your piety,
Help me keep my sanity:
Please don't let the modem crash! --Alicat

 
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