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I Saw You
by E T Waldron
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
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I saw you in the park today
On that hill where we used to lay
Cheering as children flew their kites
Watched their faces as they scaled heights

I saw you on the branberry  lake
Where in row boats we would take
Slow rides that lasted all day long
As we talked, loved, and sang our song

I saw you at the bandstand, where
Classical music was all  we would hear
We'd sit and listen by the hour
loving the feel of the orchestra's power

We were so full of our new found culture
Ready for college when  summer was over
pledging to stay true to each other forever
Believing this would be an easy endeavor

I saw you in the park today
The way it was before you went away
Instead of college you fought the latest  war
You were killed, now, I'll see you no more~~


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Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 7/9/2006
Powerful moving very sad yet beautiful too.
I feel like crying,your words touched me so.x
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/7/2006
Very well done Eileen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 7/6/2006
Wow...Eileen, this is a different perspective from you. Very poignant poem. ~ Sara
Reviewed by jude forese 7/6/2006
i like how you developed this poem ... you create a real situation, expound its a memory of love and how it became a victim of war ... nice!
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 7/6/2006
A wonderful and deeply touching write, since it is so true so often.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/6/2006
Fantastic imagery and emotion in this write, Eileen, as only you can present. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 7/6/2006
So many of this type ending, to so many memories, of so many comrads.!!
GREAT write!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/6/2006

Wonderful write here; very descriptive and very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

am doing better; thanks! :)
Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/6/2006
What would our lives be like without memories? How they define who we are and how we respond. Such a wealth of experience dwells in our gray matter.

You have a beautiful soul dear one and I always enjoy your constructs.

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Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/6/2006
You are the master of the disguised poem...
Quite a heartstopper..
Reminiscent of the Bolton Bolt !
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/6/2006
The good old days are always remembered with nostalgia. Love and blessings to you. GBQ
Reviewed by Steve Patterson 7/6/2006
what a beautiful rememberance. i remember those days. GOD bless you and your memories.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/6/2006
An extremely sad and bittersweet poem, Tiger Lily. And very sadly, something many a forlorn sweetheart has experienced.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 7/6/2006
Eileen, thank goodness for our memories and the times we knew, and God bless us for the losses in our lives which we come through, a little less and a little more - a little less of our lives and a little more of compassion. Excellent write.

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/6/2006
well done! I like your work
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/6/2006
This touched me into the place in my heart where unconditioned love dwells. There are places of the heart that never finish with love. Sadly Viet Nam took this part of my heart and placed a scar there.
Sad!! But very well written.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/6/2006
These are plain and poignant memories, as everlasting as they may seem to be, they are just as momentary as well. One moment he's here; the next he's not, just like the difference between alive and dead.
Beautiful words Eileen. I too expected a twist from this time though. So I'll keep reading a few more years.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/6/2006
Sobering and plaintive words herein, Eileen, you paint a picture of love nipped in the bud by violence and man's folly. Good.
Reviewed by Nicoletta Poulakida (Reader) 7/6/2006
I agree with Dawn, very effective delivery, and yes I was surprised too like Suzan with the ending, the sadness..
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/6/2006
Wow, Eileen. Great impact with this one.
It is so good to read you again.
That last sad...but the memories...wonderful.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 7/5/2006
very effective delivery here, Eileen. love that line "the way it was before..." Dawn
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 7/5/2006
Eileen, i expected a twist or turn, but not the one you presented. You caught me off guard. You made me think beck to my first kiss. (blusing a little here)...I'll never forget it or later when I wrote a note to the same young man's mother in sympathy. He had just been taped for a TV documentary about helicopter pilots in war zones, but before it was aired, he was gone. Seems like yesterday.
Yep, you caught me...
Reviewed by Aberjhani 7/5/2006
Bittersweet lines that stand like a veritable monument to the twists and turns of love and fate. The heartbeat quickens with the joy and sorrow of remembrance here. Then it bows in silent respect.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/5/2006
Awwww!!!! Eileen, I was saddened at the very end. But then again this is a very thoughtful write!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 7/5/2006
you surprised me with this ending...
I enjoyed this, even with the sad ending!

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