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The Letter (repost for Memorial Day)

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Mike
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0 posted 05-29-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


The doctor said, shan't make it through the night,
Frail old woman, asleep in fading light,
I tiptoed in and stood beside her bed,
And as she woke, I heard her as she said,
Have you read the letter, Johnny sent to me?
It's right there on the table, take a look and see,
Johnny is my only child, he's gone away to war,
Last night I got a letter, and now I'm sad no more,
Johnny says he loves me, a hero he's become,
He says the war is over, and soon to home he'll come.
Will you be so kind sir, and read as nurse has done,
For my eyesight fails me, the letter from my son,
As I reached for letter, I see her fade away,
At peace with her creator, I slowly go my way,
In hand I held her letter, from president it read,
We regretfully inform you, ma'am, that John, your son is dead.
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
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So very touching, Mike....pulled an emotional heart-string of mine this morning!
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It's amazing, the sacrifices that our troops and their familys have have made for our country. Thank you for reminding us.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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3 posted 05-29-2000 01:42 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

Mike~
Now this one made me cry.

Poignant ... just too, too real
and very touching.
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 05-29-2000 05:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Too many letters like that written over the years...so much waste. Excellent writing, Mike.
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Touching...I had to tell someone I cared about that her mother had passed away...it was very emotional and intense and heartbreaking for me also.     James
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I've read this before, sir. Loved it then as I do now. And both times, I cried. That's the power of your poetry!  
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What a terrible waste of humanity we see in war.. after war... after war... Well said, my friend..
 
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