I love you, she said
Watching him go
Pain flowing through the eyes
And head held up high.
It was a few years back
He chivalrously asked her out
Smile on her face
And a cute little mischievous pout.
Soon they were man and wife
Full of dreams and life
From one place to another
Happiness flowed like Nile.
A paper filled with ink one day
Got him message of posting far away
He looked proud and affirmed
She didn't let tears come in way.
He called day and night
Making the most of time
For he knew it was a tough fight
Her being alone like a glass without its wine.
"I'll call you back", he said
Another call from him was awaited
Came a call, called her ma'am
She couldn't hear what was communicated.
Two days waiting for his call
The door bell rang
Street full of olive green
At the rear walked military band.
Tricolor on the box, his uniform crisp
His face motionless but still proud
His story was glorious said every eye
A little droplet and unimaginable pride.
She kept calm no word from her
His memories were like a shore
I love you, she said again two years later
Donning the olive green, he once wore.