An Ocean And A War Apart

A bullet rang across the lobe of my left ear,
My throbbing heart skipped a beat with fear.
The lady that fell on the pavement of the street,
Had been waiting for me to finally meet.

I had written many letters of love and kisses,
Telling her that a marriage was one of my many wishes.
Her letters had made it easier for me while at war,
And in my responses I had promised love and a lot more.

I swore I would fight for my country and come home,
Her picture would keep me safe where ever I roamed.
Now there she laid without ever having touched my hand,
Holding an empty hour glass as out spilled the sand.

I raised her head and kissed her rudy red cold lips,
Then I hugged her so tight just aboved her hips.
On the other hand she clutched a colored picture of me,
The one she proudly held for two years for all to see.

I saw her face before the bullet shattered my hope,
She not seeing mine makes it hard for me to cope.
A soldier died that evening from wounds of the heart,
An ocean and a war that forever will keep us apart.

Oscar Elizondo
Copyright ©2008 OscarElizondo

An Ocean And A War Apart

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

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Two lovers that are divided by an ocean and when they meet it ends in death.

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