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Adored by Him


Mary softly rubbed her baby bump,

And, was rewarded with a kick that made her jump.

Where are you Michael she thought---as she watched

the snowflakes fall without a sound,

Virginally white---each uniquely shaped---

whirling around slowing landing on the frozen ground.

Michael left 6 months ago---to fly a mission over foreign soil,

Only two short letters came in months---thinking made her stomach recoil.

Alone in their little love nest of a home---she took his letters out,

She read the first one---as she rocked by the fireplace—

and she wanted to cheer and shout.

It said:

My beautiful Sweetheart---time is standing still for me---you are so far away,

My eyes are so lonely--- yearning to see your sweet face---forever and a day.

This land is not like America---the people just survive from one day to the next,

It is like they expect only this---it is like they are hexed.

I read your letters over and again---they are my breath---my life---my sin,

I feel your body in my mind---your silkiness so warm---under my skin.

I sleep in your arms each night---the essence comes through my mind and wraps around me so protectively,

Your lips kiss me deeply as the night shadows fall---my heart feel levity.

Your love surrounds me through the day,

And helps the ambiances prolong the stay.

What Heaven gave us---nothing can take away---in this world or not,

Our souls and hearts are bonded---fate has made its plot.

Take care my precious love---my heart is yours to keep,

When earth is dust particles in space---we will not weep.

Forever and always---I am truly yours,

Because it is you---my heart adores.



Mary rocked holding his letter next to heart---and fell asleep,

Hours later she awoke in bed---confused she started to weep.

Suddenly---in the room dashed a man in uniform---with fear on his face,

Mary screamed and jumped into his arms---this was her place.

My precious you are home---and I have a surprise for you,

He replied--I see your surprise and I pray his or her eyes are blue.

Then doing as all lovers do---made sweet love---until they heard a mourning dove coo,

Mary and Michael together in bed---slept until the sun dried the early dew.

Then Michael said---Mary---May I have this dance---he asked in his special way,

Have your forgotten my Sweetheart---it is Valentine Day.

Hearts of pure and true love intertwine,

Counting years together--- makes it all the sweeter---like the

finest of wine.

© 2021 Barbara Purvis Hunter


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on July 17, 2021:

Hi Devika,

I know many women feel as you do too. My girlfriends have said the same.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

I hope you are doing well in your world.

Bobbi Purvis

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 17, 2021:

Beautiful and I loved it. Your words are meaningful and so true about love. I have made sacrifices and sometimes I think I sacrificed more than my partner.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on July 15, 2021:


Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a wonderful day.

Bobbi Purvis

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 15, 2021:

Lovely poem depicting true love with a beautiful ending. It is so difficult for a woman when her partner is away on an assignment on foreign soil especially when she has good news to convey to him. Have a great day.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on July 15, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

Thanks for the sweet comment and i hope all is well in your life.

Bobbi Purvis

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Beautiful poem, expressing true love between two people! Loved the flow and emotions!

Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on July 15, 2021:

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your comment and it is so true.

True Love is strong and never ends.

Bobbi Purvis

Brian from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on July 14, 2021:

This is a beautiful piece, Barbara. I'm touched by the sacrifice that some couples make when either spouse are in the service. The long distance and the fear of not seeing their beloved again is truly nerve wrecking. The emotional impact is even more felt if the couple has just started on their journey together and expecting an addition to the family. The ending to this poem of yours is just wonderful and a happy one that brings hope that love is never far as long as two hearts are longing for each other constantly.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on July 14, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

It is a very long wait for a love one to return home and so many Americans can relate to that--I know I can. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Have a great week.

Bobbi Purvis

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 14, 2021:

Those long assignments away from home are hard on the soldiers and the families of soldiers. It was a sweet ending to your poem to have Mary and Michael together again.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on July 14, 2021:

Hi Bill,

I am honored that someone understands my poems. I thank you.

Bobbi Purvis

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 14, 2021:

Always uplifting...always loving...always makes me feel the warm and fuzzies....these are the things you give to readers, my friend, and I thank you for it.

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