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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: 24 Hours (01/27/11)

TITLE: I Do
By Jody Day
02/03/11


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I Do

He proposed and I said, Yes!
We married in one day, or less;
His furlough was over, Its back to Iraq,
Weve got to get moving, I still have to pack.

There was the license to get and the words to be said,
My mother was crying, my dads face was red
But they understood that I wanted my life
To be spent all the time as my brave soldiers wife.

Then,on our night, Im afraid that I cried
And when he looked worried Im sure that I lied.
Im strong, I fibbed, And ready to wait
For that glorious day you walk back through that gate.

Then he was gone, his promise to keep
And all I did was weep and weep
For weeks on end, sad and forlorn,
Until I felt that a life had been born;

A gift for us both, a wee little seed
Was growing inside, a blessing indeed.
Today is the day we looked so long for;
My soldier is coming, the one I adore.

We wait at the gate, our loved one to see:
His parents, my parents, our baby and me.


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Brian Haugrud02/03/11
Nice little diddi with good rhythm and rhyme. I assume it is true, in which case even more meaningful.
Glynis Becker 02/03/11
Beautiful. The meter is perfect. Nicely done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/03/11
What a sweet romantic poem. I'm so glad he made it home. As tensions erupt in Egypt, its easy to forget the solders in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you for reminding me to pray for the military everywhere.
Jody Day 02/03/11
No, not a true happening to me. But I write letters to soldiers through SoldiersAngels.org, and this kind of thing happens all the time. Thanks for the comments.
Lizzy Ainsworth02/03/11
This is a really lovely poem. Is it your true story?
Danielle King 02/05/11
Aw...lovely, sweet poem,easy to read and jogs along nicely. (sorry, I'm not a poet)but you know what I mean.
Laury Hubrich 02/05/11
Very sweet poem. I'm so glad it's a happy ending, knowing that many aren't. Good job!
william price02/05/11
Touching and well presented. God bless.
diana kay02/06/11
cleverly done a sweet innocent poem on a heart rending and serious situation.
Noel Mitaxa 02/09/11
I do ....... hope it works out happily in the end, as there's so much innocent hope and trust here.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/10/11
Congratulations for placing 12th in level three and 28th overall!