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Rated: E · Poetry · Romance/Love · #1362181
Waiting for a soldier.

She said I would wait for you.
I believed she meant it.
I then boarded my war plane
Without any regret.

I was not sure whom to choose
Between love and duty.
On one side was my country,
On the other, beauty.

Her promise relieved me of
My internal conflict.
I was confident as my
Plane to the sky did lift.

On the battle field I did
Fight bravely in her name,
Thinking she would welcome me
As I came back in fame.

Alas, that was not to be,
Though welcome me she did;
Not with a smile of love, but,
One that was conceited.

It was not long ere I found
She was no longer mine.
Separation had caused the
Flame of love to decline.

I don’t know who is to blame,
She or I or the war.
All I know is confidence
Alone cannot take far.

• Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format.

• Awarded first place and awardicon in "Invalid Item “LOVE AND HEARTACHE” Poetry Contest, Round 6, December 2007.

M C Gupta
15 December 2007
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