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TOMORROW

TOMORROW

Day after day my eyes looked towards the sky 
As my thoughts sailed on drifting clouds 

War had called my love to the frontline 
Immediately after I said I do..

She demonstrated the ultimate sacrifice 
For the love of country 
So for three years I waited for her safe return 

I was everywhere with everyone 
But in the midst of the crowd 
I was alone and lonely because of my hearts void

Pieces of my heart was torn 
As the mailman passed my mailbox daily 
With only a wave of hand

My cellphone refused to chime 
But I will never let its battery sleep
Or it's oblong shape exist the palm of my hand 
For maybe today I will hear her voice

My life is at a standstill 
As time paused from its ticking routine 
And the longing of my heart is intensified 
With every muted second 

Day 1,096 has come and gone
But my love for you remains strong 
So I wait with our vows engraved in my heart 
For better or worse.. until death do us part 
In hope of tomorrow.

Wilford Barker.

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Tony Taylor

Wow Sir BARKER!!.... this is such a great twist on the old story..... In this/your version it's the woman (instead of the man) who goes off to war.... never to return......I REALLY like some of the imagery you delivered here with the 'oblong cellphone' & 'the mailman waving'......I also think that this would make a pretty cool film for TV or Hollywood..... because of its 'up-to-date' telling!!......ALL STARS!! & PINNED!!......VERY clever dear poet brother.....I haven't read you for a while..... seems I picked a good day to check back in!!...... Lots of Love to you and yours!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.....T xo 🐧❤

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Wilford Barker

Sir Tony..
Happy that you stopped by..
home on a few well deserved days of rest..
just allowing my imaginary thoughts to explore new options..
Thanks my dear brother and friend.. Enjoy His blessings on your life.

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RRG (Rebecca)

Oh my heart is aching. What a wonderful write and so full of longing. Blessings dear poet. 

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Wilford Barker

I am so honored by your comments RRG (Rebecca)...
be blessed..

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

HI Wilford.  What a horrible feeling to be waiting with anticipation and hope that a loved one is not killed in war....The not knowing gives no peace, especially for one who is a newlywed...so sad....Thank you for sharing this sad interesting narrative.  xo ;)

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Wilford Barker

Many thanks Lady Cherie...
Waiting is a biggie for most if not all of us in life..
And it only intensifies when it has to do with love..
thanks for the visit and comments my Cosmo friend.

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Anthony Yormesor

A beautifully crafted emotional piece Wilford. Very much enjoyed.

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Wilford Barker

Thanks my friend..
I am so happy you stopped by this morning. Make the best of your day..

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Richard Waters

" TOMORROW, NEVER DIES. " Considering eternity and " notional " divisions of time ? :) UNLESS, there is the end of the world, civilization and respected order, " off " course !!! :)
YOU HAVE TO BATTLE, to preserve, the blessings ( love, hope, joy AND peace ) in some conditions, you know. Now ? :) LIFE, is what YOU make it. Despite anything, conflicting with interest. Take " solace " in the over-riding spirit to " WIN THE DAY " by a majority.....to keep themselves comfortable and safe. You, must appreciate what is good, FOR YOU. 
Take care ! :)

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Wilford Barker

Point well taken Mr Waters..
Thanks so much for your comments..
Have a great day. 

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