The Letter

The Letter

A Poem by Linda
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Letter from my fiance in the Marines

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“The mail man is here! The mail man is here!”

My mind screams to me as I smile ear to ear.

I furiously open the mailbox, pushing aside all the bills and all the ads

Until I find a single white envelope that fits so perfectly in my hand.

I admire the illustration on the front.

Giving pride of where it’s coming from.

Men struggling to put up a flag on top of a battle scene,

With a stamp stating “United States Marines.”

I tear the envelope open in hunger

As my heart flutters in wonder

Of what words will be bled onto the paper.

I smile at the very first sentence. It’s always something new.

“Hi my love, I love you. I miss you.”

He takes me onto a new adventure, describing his day to day routine.

He says it gets hard but that the pain is only temporary.

I jump, startled when I see water splash onto the page.

I look up but… there’s no rain.

I scoff at myself, embarrassed, when I find out where the drops are coming from.

I wipe my tears off my cheek, sniffle, and continue reading on.

He starts to ask about the baby

Our “Lil' V.”

With a hand on my stomach I whisper, “Daddy wants to know that you’re okay.”

Like a beautiful song on repeat,

He sings how he can’t wait to come home and get married.

To finally live together forever, happily.

He finishes with, “every hard day here is one day closer to you. I love you.”

The tears are flowing like a river

As I read “From: Future husband and father”

My heart breaks as I reach the bottom of the page.

Almost as If he’s here until I finish reading, then he fades away.

My fingers graze the paper and hover over the inked words

Picturing where the pen touched and his hands once were.

I fold the letter and place it back in its place, as my few minutes of happiness and comfort comes to its end…

Until the mail man comes once again.

© 2016 Linda


Author's Note

Linda
My Fiance, and father of my child, is currently in the Marine training. So when ever I get a letter from him, this basically sums up the feeling.

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very moving poem...written with eloquence.
one thing you might consider editing is the word : "tare"...
to tear {probably a typo} -- this hit home with me, since
my great uncle was in the service during world war 2
enjoyed the rhyming scheme & how you shared a part of your
world with us. congratulations...I hope he comes back to
you soon...Thank you for sharing!
~ X - barrie

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda

4 Years Ago

thank you for the review! fixed the type :)



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This is very beautiful Linda, god bless your husband and your family....

Posted 4 Years Ago


Linda

4 Years Ago

thank you so much .
this is really a heartfelt and moving write..i like the narrative nature of the poem, the best way to describe that feeling of getting a letter from a loved one...the excitement of reaching into the mailbox to find it, then to read the first lines...enjoy the story, and at last fold it back up and know that we are loved.

j.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for taking time to review my work! means a lot. Always love hearing what people ha.. read more
Awww!!!!! I just hope and pray that he comes back to you soon... You brought tears in my eyes, this was just so sweet yet melancholic... he is in the service of the nation and there is nothing more prideful than that... You wrote it with purity and with heartfelt words, there is not a single thing that I would point wrong about it, it's just an amazing piece heartfelt work... Someone's wait for her love.... You are amazing, God bless you and protect you and your baby everyway....

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda

4 Years Ago

its not easy but I am proud of him. Thank you so much ! I am glad you enjoyed it :)
very moving poem...written with eloquence.
one thing you might consider editing is the word : "tare"...
to tear {probably a typo} -- this hit home with me, since
my great uncle was in the service during world war 2
enjoyed the rhyming scheme & how you shared a part of your
world with us. congratulations...I hope he comes back to
you soon...Thank you for sharing!
~ X - barrie

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda

4 Years Ago

thank you for the review! fixed the type :)

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Tags: Love, romance, USMC, Marines, Military, sad, poem, poetry

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