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I was married. 


It was 1968. 


 


Still in college.


On Christmas break.


 


Life not lived.


Much too young.


20 years old


Still having fun.


 


Draft number called


I was afraid.


Feared being alone.


Decisions were made.


 


Husband joined Navy.


Was Viet Nam.


Left on ship.


I was calm.


 


See married wife


Got to go


along to base.


Away from home.


 


I learned later


didn't fear alone


So got married


didn't go home.


 


The marriage lasted


by most standards


It made it


Stuck by words.


 


 


Made it through


Bad as home


Finally decided that


Rather be alone.


 


Twenty eight years


Wife, Mother, Slave,


Lived in secret


Had to behave.


 


Best I could


To raise kids


Protecting them cost


Downward I slid.


 


I'm doing better


Kids are too


Never be perfect


Not trying to.

 


 Hello,  Thank you for sharing and it is thought provoking too.  When Abigail said three words sentences I thought I might have to skip this assignment.  But with the honesty she tells us we need to have to write, you get the words coming and the timing takes hold and its done.  Seems we all mastered this assignment.  I love the group - but love all my new friends as much.  Your Friend with love and hugs....RaeDI

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  Marti,


Your piece is exsquisite!


Hugz,


NV


Sorry about the empty post above, this site sometimes has burps. That was one of 'em, LOL

 I'm glad you liked it.  Thank you.  My posts don't show up sometimes too and also lots of them are duplicated.  what's up with that! 

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  Marti,


Your piece is exsquisite!


Hugz,


NV


Sorry about the empty post above, this site sometimes has burps. That was one of 'em, LOL

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I was married. 


It was 1968. 


 


Still in college.


On Christmas break.


 


Life not lived.


Much too young.


20 years old


Still having fun.


 


Draft number called


I was afraid.


Feared being alone.


Decisions were made.


 


Husband joined Navy.


Was Viet Nam.


Left on ship.


I was calm.


 


See married wife


Got to go


along to base.


Away from home.


 


I learned later


didn't fear alone


So got married


didn't go home.


 


The marriage lasted


by most standards


It made it


Stuck by words.


 


 


Made it through


Bad as home


Finally decided that


Rather be alone.


 


Twenty eight years


Wife, Mother, Slave,


Lived in secret


Had to behave.


 


Best I could


To raise kids


Protecting them cost


Downward I slid.


 


I'm doing better


Kids are too


Never be perfect


Not trying to.

 
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I was married. 


It was 1968. 


 


Still in college.


On Christmas break.


 


Life not lived.


Much too young.


20 years old


Still having fun.


 


Draft number called


I was afraid.


Feared being alone.


Decisions were made.


 


Husband joined Navy.


Was Viet Nam.


Left on ship.


I was calm.


 


See married wife


Got to go


along to base.


Away from home.


 


I learned later


didn't fear alone


So got married


didn't go home.


 


The marriage lasted


by most standards


It made it


Stuck by words.


 


 


Made it through


Bad as home


Finally decided that


Rather be alone.


 


Twenty eight years


Wife, Mother, Slave,


Lived in secret


Had to behave.


 


Best I could


To raise kids


Protecting them cost


Downward I slid.


 


I'm doing better


Kids are too


Never be perfect


Not trying to.

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I was married. 


It was 1968. 


 


Still in college.


On Christmas break.


 


Life not lived.


Much too young.


20 years old


Still having fun.


 


Draft number called


I was afraid.


Feared being alone.


Decisions were made.


 


Husband joined Navy.


Was Viet Nam.


Left on ship.


I was calm.


 


See married wife


Got to go


along to base.


Away from home.


 


I learned later


didn't fear alone


So got married


didn't go home.


 


The marriage lasted


by most standards


It made it


Stuck by words.


 


 


Made it through


Bad as home


Finally decided that


Rather be alone.


 


Twenty eight years


Wife, Mother, Slave,


Lived in secret


Had to behave.


 


Best I could


To raise kids


Protecting them cost


Downward I slid.


 


I'm doing better


Kids are too


Never be perfect


Not trying to.

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