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Today, I Was In Vietnam - Poem by rose flores rosevoc2

Today I was in Vietnam and
together, I sat beside everyone
beside you, beside you, beside you

and then in an empty corner.

How excited, I sipped a cup of
tea, cracked petals in my tongue,
red berries in my mouth

and then in an empty corner.

I rode the bike, but you had to drive
because my Dad said, 'Be careful with
your hymen.' And so, I never learned
how to ride the bike alone -
you had to drive for me all the time.

And then in an empty corner…

I wondered about your stories
You - were exciting!
Your thighs were strong when you kicked
your arms, muscled at work

your eyes - were the only eyes I'd die for.
I said 'Love hurts…'
And you laughed, 'Does it cut like a knife? '

And then in an empty corner…

All - I wanted was that empty corner
and when we made promises together.
I gave you my heart in that empty corner;
you swooned for it. We read.

Like angels fly, after the war,
all is free. Like waiting for a bus,
a long line of pleas and the face of a lover,
engaged and married, a joy of bells!

Let me kiss your hands now, like you
were holding beads of stars. How I
pray, God would bless every moment
of your praise.

Today, I was in Vietnam
and then in that empty corner…

I said - You complete me.

Those beads in your hands set all free
And then in an empty corner...

I said - I love you.

'Oh, Thanh Hannibal, pray for us.
Send O Lord, holy apostles, into Your church.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we trust in you.'


Poet's Notes about The Poem

On June 1,2012

For vocations and you -

Today is the feast day of Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia.

Thank you dear GOD, for the gift of love from your Sacred Heart. RoseVoc2

Comments about Today, I Was In Vietnam by rose flores rosevoc2

  • Ravi A (6/12/2012 8:42:00 AM)


    A poem full of feelings. A nice one indeed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2012


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