Friday, August 24, 2012

Wartime Love

 Google Image ~ the film 'Ryan's Daughter'


Self versus conscience
Passionate longing unleashed 
Their own private war.
Becoming lovers
Justifying their actions
To do as they pleased.
Permission granted
War gave them license
Ignoring the pain effortlessly inflicted
The innocents horribly damaged.
And when it ended,
War a distant memory 
It was never worth the price
Unable to pick up the pieces   
Altered  forever. 







18 comments:

  1. never worth the price...war is not...and neither are the innocents hurt...even in love....

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    1. So very right, on both counts, Brian.

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  2. There must be something in the genes that pushed a man to mate when he is afraid he might die soon. That gene is apparently shared with flowering trees. If they fail to flower, prune them back and watch the flowers come on.
    Of course, women feel the need to respond, so they collect the flowers and the soldiers and bring them both into the bedroom.

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  3. War can never be the solution ... lovely piece !!!

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  4. Now I want to see this movie, Helen. I hope that Netflix has it.

    They say that all is fair in love and war. They never said there wouldn't be consequences, did they?

    Thanks for being part of FBF!

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  5. Ahhh How I love that film!!!
    Great choice
    War .. gave them license, if only for a while that lasted forever.
    Love it!!!!


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  6. I think that dire circumstances change the rules when it comes to love - or maybe it is love that changes the rules.

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  7. Everything in life has a consequence, even love--here you show how people can be so strongly moved that they no longer care, yet the price, as in war, still has to be paid, including the collateral damage.

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  8. "Their own private war" ... That is an incredible line.

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  9. Oh My... but what a movie it must make! I will add this to my Netflix right NOW!

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  10. I SO LOVED that movie, and loved, especially, how her husband stood beside her during her infamous walk thru the village. Great write, thanks for reminding me of this great movie. Worth seeing many times.

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    1. ... Rosy's husband played to perfection by Robert Mitchum. Sarah Miles stellar in her role! Supporting cast ~ awesome.

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  11. I have not watched this movie...I must see it sometime ~

    Passionate writing here ~

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  12. Oh that was a very sad love story, I remember watching this many years ago. Lovely poem Helen, really depicts their affair.

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  13. Yes, a real tale that happened to so many, and has been captured many times on the big screen....love this Helen!n :-)

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  14. Yes, I remember, so very sad. Yet the old priest "pushed" his collar, and saved husband and wife, so they could try again.

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  15. Yes - I loved that movie - lovely poem too. k.

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