The Homecoming

The Homecoming
The Homecoming

She waited in profound anticipation,
each passer by her heart pounding,
each stranger’s face compounding her fears,
and as the day waned into a gloaming orange delight,
not even that could dissuade her window vigil,
take her honed sight from the street.

And moments became hours,
as darkness pervaded in shadow hues,
and her heart began to ache,
as if paralysis would suddenly end her,
and love, so swollen within
was filled with fear.

Her eyes turned down,
doubt like a storm across her painted sky,
and hope flagged so high
suddenly half-masted as stars appeared,
the heavens no consoling beauty to find,
just a loneliness so stark as to remind her what could be.

As time struck intervals of impossible pain,
and darkness beset the streets,
a sole stride echoed, pacing faster and faster,
and she looked up, peering through the window,
the streets lights like circles cut,
she stood, her racing heart a train in the wilderness.

One knock on the door and her heart stopped,
dare she believe that knock,
as it sounded again, insistent, desperate,
her heart exploded with hope as she rushed to open a dream,
and there, her soldier stood,
crisp uniform, face filled with words unsaid.

Embraced and in tears,
they held their dream to heart,
the warmth of restitution like a sigh, held for an eternity,
and now in flesh they cradled their love,
reunited against odds, against the possibilities of war,
to at last find home
and the beginning of a life on hold.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “The Homecoming

  • October 12, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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    Oh so beautiful, Tony. Such deep emotion expressed as she waits, then in the arms of love they begin their life. Beautiful indeed.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed it Phyllis, so many stories could be told of wartime, especially for the poor women who waited. Cheers!

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  • October 13, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    This was beautiful, Tony! So much emotion; I thought her wait would be in vain. So glad it ended on a happy note.

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