Remember Forever

They were married

When the threat of war

Was upon them

And spent a bittersweet summer

With worry all about

Every night as he held here

Before they fell asleep

He whispered in her ear

Remember me

The summer went on

And their love blossomed

On and on the days went

Her heart beat ever faster

Whenever he held her near

And she heard

Remember me

Came the day

When he had to go away

And the last night

The loved till the morning light

As he left her

She would always remember

The very last words he said

Remember me

Time went by

And the love letters came

Everyone more passionate

Than the last

Always signed not by his name

But remember me

The next summer came

And their baby daughter was born

As she held her

She whispered in her ear

Remember daddy

He is so dear to us

She was playing in the garden

When the soldiers came

To tell her

Her love was missing in action

Time went on

And the springs and summers

Came and went

But every night

As she turned to sleep

She heard his voice

Whisper soft and low

Remember me

When their daughter was five

They sat side by side

In her rose garden

And even though the child

Understood so little

She told her about their love

And told her to remember daddy

The sun was shining

And the roses were in full bloom

Her little daughter

Gave a little laugh

And clapped her hands

It was then that her heart

Began to beat ever faster

And the gate creaked

With bated breath she waited

As slowly he came into the garden

He slid onto the bench beside them

And leaned over

Softly he whispered into her ear

Remember me

Her soldier had come home

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

This is a perfect way to end my day. Thank you Rasma!


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Gypsy. This poem tells the story of mother. father, and child. I can picture all the action, especially the surprise ending when Remember Me returns home following many years of absence. It is a lovely story, and thanks for sharing. Blessings. Audrey. And pinning this hub.


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

A happy ending for a heart that never gave up hope. :)


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Extremely sweet and with a touch of romance too.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful. I love happy endings. **


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed, I can imagine the joy when the soldier came home!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

You welcome Bill.

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey and thanks for the share. Blessings.

Glad you enjoyed this Anna.

Thank you Manatita.

Happy endings are the very best Ruby.

Love and joy are too wonderful emotions Vellur.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Your pieces are always so beautifully written Rasma! I too love the happy ending here!


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, beautiful and so very touching, straight to the heart.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, beautiful and so very touching, straight to the heart.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Never heard that song Gypsy; love it and of course it blends so beautifully with your words. Nostalgic...

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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

So touching and beautiful. Voted up!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

Actually that song was the inspiration Jackie. He's got other really great songs.

Glad you enjoyed this Bk42author. Thanks for the vote.

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