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What Sorrow Condenses Into Morning Tears.

Updated on March 20, 2010

 

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
brothers-in-arms
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

appeared,
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

©-MFB III

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      hubpageswriter 

      8 years ago

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

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      pbwriterchick 

      8 years ago

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

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      ladyjane1 

      8 years ago from Texas

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

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