Written In The Foxhole
( To A Pen-pal)
Can you write me a detailed
love letter can you tell me who
I promise you that I’ll read it greedily
one starry night
under the glowing stars…
can you lavish upon me your intimate
that you alone would know
I promise to keep them warm and dry
as I wade through the mud..
I’m waiting for the love letter
though I barely know your name
we’ve never met
let’s make it like a game..
I’ll promise to call you sweetheart
you’ll call me your fondest joy
we’ll write about family
we’ll never write about the war..
You’ll tell me about your dreams at night
how you wish that I were home
and my scent on the pillowcase
makes you feel not so alone.
I’ll mention my travels
how I walk from place to place
I’ll tell you how it reminds me of the long walk
we took on our first date
we’ll write about our first kiss
I’ll tell you how dearly
I miss your beautiful face and your succulent lips..
But for now there’s an awful disturbance
out to my front
like thunder and lightening like standing
in the middle of a storm
all the more reason your love letter will help me
to feel safe and warm…
I’ll await your love letter with all its mystery and charm
to be carried right here
right here next to my heart!
Clyde A. Wray
May 10, 2012
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