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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Cyber Communication (email, IM’s, etc) (11/04/10)

TITLE: A Happy Sad Love Story
By Linda Germain
11/10/10


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She was lonely…


Prayed for a Date
Hoped for a mate
Longed for romance and wooing


The site she found
Was clean and sound
She knew just what was doing


The filter used
Was all good news
She met prospective right guys


Each man seemed nice
Well worth the price
But one seemed like the big prize


Without dispute
His face was cute
His heart was overflowing


She saw in him
This man named Tim
A love for God, still growing


And when they met
She did not fret
That he was not the real thing


He fell, first sight
This shining knight
His courting made her heart sing


He wrote sweet lines
Filled with designs
Proposals meant to give chase


The e-mails flew
With pitching woo
Romance filled all of deep space


He asked, “Will you?”
They said, “I do”
And settled down to living


Those ties that bind
True Valentines
Made each day like Thanksgiving


Before two years
Hope turned to tears
Her prince became quite sickly


It made no sense
This fog too dense
He slipped into so quickly


Her strength and love
Came from above
She never stopped believing


But God knows more
Of what’s in store
He’s there in all our grieving


Through mystery veil
She thought e-mail
Could never calm her sadness


One last embrace
She kissed his face
The one she loved with gladness


And thanked him for
Giving her more
Connections not held cheaply


Eight months have gone
She’s moving on
He’s walking streets of gold


That makes her smile
A little while
And keeps her witness bold


She went on line
And found the sign
Pointing to the right guy


Their marriage came
A bright brief flame
We do not need to know why


All he did write
Gives her delight
Her mate, her friend, her suitor


When she’s adrift
It’s like God’s gift
Notes left to her…and stored on Tim’s computer

_______


For my dear friend, who knows for sure, even with the grim realities on earth, that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Her faith was tested and she has stood firm and sure. Even swathed in gut-wrenching pain, she attested to the Lord’s Grace and Love. She still thanks Him for the precious time she shared with her Prince Charming. It all began with an e-mail.


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Sarah Heywood11/12/10
That's a nice poem, but so sad for your friend. My brother met his lovely wife on a Christian dating site too.

Good job with the topic!
Philippa Geaney 11/13/10
Such a great poem. It started out pithy and I was thinking 'oh no what's going to happen here?'
Although it kept that concise note it was laden with emotion. Most enjoyable.
Verna Cole Mitchell 11/17/10
Your happy, sad poem made me wonder just how many marriages have been the result of cyber communications.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/18/10
Congratulations for placing 25th overall.