If I ever forget I love you

If I ever forget I love you

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Poem five for April, the poetry month.

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                                 If you ever forget I love you...
Sober man, can't write no more. He can't feel no-more pain. Once he sought the greatest dreams and love was his, forever and one day. The fainting sun on a April warm day left him feeling helpless and he knew. He killed the dreams, he killed the want of love. Somehow the disappointment of life to kill the hope in his eyes, the warmth in his heart.
He drank the Scottish whiskey and he wrote into a journal. If I ever forget I loved you. Can I find the place where I dwelled in your eyes? Where we knew laughter, we knew mutual hope and dreams. I went to my dear love and I asked her.
Am I okay my kind friend? I feel empty and useless.  You have been waiting for me to return and I am so thankful. Darling, love, sweetheart. You stayed with me and I know, I am the lucky one. She kissed my face and lips. She handed me a letter written in the year 1975 and she asked me to read to her.
"Dearest Julie
I am mess-up my dear Julie, war and dead brothers had killed my kindness. I am returning from war. Do you want to see me? I am less a man now. I see blood and empty dreams now. I can't feel any kindness and I don't want to weigh you down. You are a wonder and a blessing. I don't want to teach you my sorrow. I would understand if you tell me to stay away. Your memory, your beautiful face had saved me and I see a stranger in the mirror now. I hope you are enjoying the days of Spring. My time in the war  will be done in June. I will return home and if you want. I will return to Ann Arbor and I would so happy to see you again. Please reply and I send my love to you.
                      Johnnie."
Her eyes had soft tears falling and she wrapped her arms around him. She told him. I will never let you be alone. You have blessed me with good life, love and laughter. I knew you were struggling and you worked and worked. For us to know good life and healthy children. You were my  high school sweetheart and my love of my life. I will stand with you in the good days, the bad days. We just need reminders. Dear Johnnie. I told you many moons ago. Please come to me and I would keep you safe. We would overcome anything that came our way and I would stay with you till my last breathe. I loved you yesterday and I love you more today. We will fight the ghost and demons together.
I brought her closer and I told her. Thank you my kindest friend, my sweetest love.
Coyote

© 2021 Coyote Poetry


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Coyote Poetry
Maybe a sad one?

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This story started out full of pain and despair. But, in the end...it was an inspiration. She was there to help him pull himself back together. It shows how powerful it can be to simply be there for a person. The loyalty and compassion made the love perfect even with the bumps in the road in the future. We know it wont be easy, but there's no doubt that they can conquer anything. I left this story with nothing but hope.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

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Thank you my friend for reading and the comment. I believe the soldiers returning from war. Need tim.. read more


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'We will fight the ghosts and demons together.' Wow, if I've ever been inspired by a poem, it's definitely this one. This poem shows the ups and downs and love- it's not all perfect, but that doesn't mean it's not worth it. It is a sad poem for sure, in the beginning, but the rest of it is a huge, beautiful inspiration, written so well. Your comment on war in it is very deep and needed. War hurts the loved ones who lost their own in war, too and I appreciate the acknowledgment you own here and fitting it all into one brilliantly written poem. Whether we lost ones to the war, we need to appreciate those we know and those we don't. This poems gives me hope at the end, because if anything, love really can make it through to the end.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Hello my dear friend. Old soldiers know. War can cost everything. Even the strong soldiers. War find.. read more
"I am mess-up my dear Julie, war and dead brothers had killed my kindness." Potentially the most evocative line in the story. Loved it. We've been doing this a long time, friend, and it is still such a fresh treat to read your work. 120 daisies.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear friend for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
there is sorrow in the way this man love the woman enough to dare and ask her to cut him off , but that is what brings in hope for me . I have never known love to this intensity , to be able to live for them and let them live without you . with each body that drops in the battle field , one lose their pieces , of flesh and bones of dreams and soul . But love keeps u alive . The ending has left me in tears and i bow down to you for penning a piece like no other . Raw and honest .
thank you dear coyote , hope you re well and safe .
XO

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Ankita. I served with good men. Who were not blessed by love. A good woman can save a.. read more
Ankita Dwivedi

2 Weeks Ago

INDEED , love an save us from our own selves , sometimes.
I don't think anyone who served came back less a man....too much courage displayed...maybe different, but not less. I appreciate all who have served this country...
j.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

I don't know Jacob. My father served in the Korean war and the Vietnam war. He fought ghosts till he.. read more
This story started out full of pain and despair. But, in the end...it was an inspiration. She was there to help him pull himself back together. It shows how powerful it can be to simply be there for a person. The loyalty and compassion made the love perfect even with the bumps in the road in the future. We know it wont be easy, but there's no doubt that they can conquer anything. I left this story with nothing but hope.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you my friend for reading and the comment. I believe the soldiers returning from war. Need tim.. read more

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