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    Till Death Do Us Part

    by David Knape
    A woman waits
    for 60 years
    resolved to know
    the truth she fears,
    to know the fate
    of one held dear
    her love of life
    who disappeared

    They said they just
    could not keep track
    just knew he wasn't
    coming back,
    the story changed
    with each contact
    somewhere out there
    the tragic facts

    Then one day
    it came to light
    her man had died
    in one good fight,
    he gave his life
    in northern France
    his plane shot down
    he had no chance

    The village
    that the hero saved
    still honors him
    adorns his grave,
    remembers him
    each year amazed
    an American
    could be so brave

    The widow smiles
    kindly forgives
    remembers him
    as if he lived,
    and bares no grudges
    no contempt
    his story known
    she is content

    Devotion given
    from the start
    still burns brightly
    in her heart,
    she is his wife
    forever cleft
    and loves him like
    he never left.



    © d.knape

    January 22, 2013

    This video inspired the poem "Till Death Do Us Part":
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/8TT1XFS1LA0

    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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