What Sorrow Condenses Into Morning Tears.


What Sorrow Through Yon Window Gleams.

  ©-MFB III 

The watermark on
the morning window,
etched three crosses
in a diagonal row,
she saw it

and wondered
at its meaning,
when dawn

urged her
from a troubled sleep.

Her doorbell rang
two days later,
revealing unexpected guests,
attired in uniforms,
bearing sad news
that her

dear husband,
along with

two other
had been killed

by an I.E.D.
two days prior,
just after

6:00 A.M.
her time.

Suddenly she knew.

The next day
a new watermark

just the simple
shape of a heart,
and it

shook her.

Was it his finger
that painted it,
on his way

to eternity?
She sat

and gazed
at the condensation
that formed a
symbol of love,
till the

sun melted
the pane

to clear.
and then she

went to prepare
for the burying

of her love.








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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Oh MFB you take my emotions up and down. But I enjoy them very much.

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pbwriterchick 6 years ago

A chilling account! Love your storytelling always :) Sorry haven't been around much... been super busy!

hubpageswriter 6 years ago

You take readers on a roller coaster ride. This one is another amazing one from you too.

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