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Dear Thomas ( a challange for Tim at Mysteria's request)

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hoot_owl_rn
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MYsteria has suggested that Tim and I write a series of letters as husband and wife following the man through war and hopefully home again...so, here's my first...

Dear Thomas,
It’s been two long months
since you went to war
and each day here seems just the same
as every day before.
And though it’s only been three months
since the day when we were wed;
it seems so lonely every night
without you in my bed.
The weather’s growing colder now,
the frost is in the air,
and not a second passes by
that I don’t wonder where
you are or if your safe and warm
protected from all harm
or wish that for a moment
I could hold you in my arms.
The farm is not the same, you know,
without your gentle touch.
And all the hands say, “Hurry back,
they miss you very much.”
The lowers forty’s flooded
and the upper it needs plowed
and we’ll harvest corn again next week
if weather it allows.
I have to go now. Please be safe
and hurry home to me.
I’m sending you a kiss and hug.
Love,
Your Anne Marie

© Copyright 2004 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Margherita
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1 posted 10-16-2004 06:32 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

How very touching!

You express the longing and the worrying very intensely.

Love, Margherita
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2 posted 10-16-2004 10:40 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Oh goodie!  I can not wait and promise to save them all.  Ruth, thank you SO much, what wonderful fun this will be until the war is over (if it is ever over that is.)  This was absolutely delightful.  
JamesMichael
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Nice writing...hope that you don't have to write too long...James
Elizabeth Santos
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What a wonderful idea. And the perfect poetess to write letters from the heart
This is very touching and beautiful
I look forward to the next letter
Liz
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5 posted 10-18-2004 01:58 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

So...just like a man right?  No time to write?  Hey Tim, you awake down there bud?
Toerag
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A very touching sincere write Hootie...well done gal...
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Oh, I'm going to enjoy these...
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I'm enjoying them too.

~sky

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Do your best, just keep on laughing
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I have a feeling I'll need a hankie or two before these letters are finished. Excellent

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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How beautiful, Ruth.
Hugs,
Ethel
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