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A Young Widows Secret

She see’s him walk towards the door
As she slowly and silently falls to the floor
Asking herself why did he have to go?
To fight this was, why not say no?
Why couldn’t he just stay at home?
Instead of leaving her all alone
But now he’s gone
It feels so wrong
She gets letters of his awful fight
But he reassures her he’ll be alright
Until one day a letter doesn’t come
And for a second She is very numb
Then there is a knock at the door
Silently she walks across the floor
When she opens it she comes face to face
With a tall tanned man that stood with grace
With such a hard sad look upon his face
He told the horror of the fight
And that not everyone came back alright
At that a tear ran down her cheek
No words came out , she couldn’t speak
She trembled as she was told her love had been killed
She wanted to scream, she wanted to die
But instead of all that she just sat and cried
The soldier handed her a blood soaked letter
Hoping it might make her feel a little bit better
She opened it to find it said:
" If your reading this my love i must be dead"
As she read on the tears still shed
“we’re in the trenches about to fight
don’t worry about me i’ll give all my might
I wrote this letter just for you
In hopes that it could see you through
i love you and don’t forget
remember the good times, the day we met
remember our last kiss goodbye
even though deep down i know you want to die
i know i promised i’d come back to you
I am so sorry i didn’t see that promise through
I must end this, i have to go
so i’ll leave you with this:
Even though i’m gone it’s not the end
we’ll forever be each ones best friend
even though i’ve died please don’t shed a tear
i love you and i’m so sorry my dear”
She silently looked up at the man
the blood soaked letter still in her hand
" i only have one regret" she said
i suppose it’s all i have now that he’s dead
before he left something was done
i never told him i’m pregnant with our first son…"

A Young Widows Secret


Rockland, Canada

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