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Two Tattered Pieces
by Bonnie May
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I couldn't help thinking of the promises the daddy's make to their little ones then they left to fight in the war.


Two Tattered Pieces
Telling my little girl that I had to leave her, to go and fight a war.
Tore my heart to shreds, the hardest thing I’ve ever done before.
Those big blue eyes look so much like her mommy’s looking back at me.
Her mommy gave her own life, in my daughter’s delivery.
So it’s just her and me forever, tied with a special kind of bond.
Making it so hard to leave her, since her Mommy’s dead and gone.
The day I told her I had to leave, she was quiet and withdrawn.
She disappeared into her room and she was gone so long.
But when she returned she smiled and smile that touched me deep.
For in her hand she held a heart, with words written, “For my Daddy to keep.”
You have my heart now daddy so handle it with care.
And if you ever need me daddy, my heart will be right there.
I will be fine with grandma and grandpa and I’ll wait for your return.
I looked at her will tearstained eyes, and knew the lessons she would learn.
I promise you my darling, I will keep your heart with me.
I will return as soon as my duties over, my darling you will see.
His broken battered body was found with a little piece paper that tore.
No, her Daddy did not return he was killed in the Iraq war.
He held two tattered pieces of a little heart, tightly in his hand,
One piece went with him, the other buried in the sand.
Written by,
Bonnie May



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Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/30/2008
Oh, Bonnie... this is terrific and beautiful.
Worthy of being published!

Reviewed by Connie Faust 5/26/2008
A beautiful and haunting write, dear Bonnie. It makes me think sadly of the havoc on many families from the war. The little ones can be proud of their Daddies, but they will never be replaced. They pay a high price for the liberty we prize so greatly.
May God be near and dear to each of our service men and women. May He comfort and bring them courage, and draw them close to His heart of love while they are there.

Love, Connie
Reviewed by John Leko 5/26/2008
...of so have penned...I find this again of your many best.
the heart is listening Bonnie...
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/26/2008
So effectively written, Bonnie; your heartfelt words remind us of what has occurred many times too often in our Service Men/Women' families. We owe all our gratitude and love. Thank you for this, dear friend.
Blessings and Love and Peace ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/26/2008
...and to over four thousand of tattered pieces that someone should be accountable for...

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/25/2008
Sad and hard to swallow, but expressed very well.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/25/2008
what a powerful write-
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/25/2008
Poignant and powerful in its delivery; solid effort from you, Bonnie! Thanks for remembering our veterans and fighting men and women; God bless you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/25/2008

I have enjoyed the reading of "Two Tattered Pieces".

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/25/2008
You just tore my heart apart. Brilliant. Liz
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/25/2008
You found the right words, Bonnie, to tear me up
on this eve of sad remembrance. Too often we forget
the ones left behind. - Gene.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/25/2008
Perfectly beautiful...ed
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/25/2008
*tears* Bonnie, this grabs the heart and squeezes it - powerfully penned reality for far too many - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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