The Fifth Letter – Beautiful and Sad Love Poem

The Fifth Letter - Beautiful and Sad Love Poem

photo by Ali QJo


I sit at my desk, with a candle lit
Since you joined the navy, I can’t rest a bit.
It is close to midnight, and I miss you so
I wish you’d come back and then never go.

Our garden’s blooming, with the roses red,
Like the ones you gave me… remember? When we met…
Your mom caught a cold, but she said “Don’t worry
My son, focus there, and return in glory!”

Now I write again, this is my fifth letter
Do you know a way how to make this better?
Darling there’s no way for me to ease this pain
Since you joined the navy, it all seems in vain.

I stare at your picture, every single day
You’re close in my heart, but so far away…
Did your captain say when you can come home?
Darling you must ask, I feel so alone!

But what’s wrong with me, this is the fifth letter
That I write to you, and I don’t feel better…
All I do is write and then pile them in a box
The war is long over, but your ship hit rocks…

Darling how I miss you, since you joined the navy,
And you’ll never know that we have a baby…

7 thoughts on “The Fifth Letter – Beautiful and Sad Love Poem

  • June 1, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Beautiful poem, so much meaning in your words….

  • June 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    A lovely poem straight from the heart.

  • June 5, 2010 at 1:10 am

    So lovely and very heartfelt. Ohhh… G 🙂

  • June 5, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Thank you all for your kind comments, I’m really glad you liked my poem 🙂

  • January 11, 2012 at 3:52 am

    You have a way with words.
    I wanted to read it all to see how it would end.
    The beginning was presentation to an ending sad and profound. A writing followed by a silence, those are the best.

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