Margaret Bednar : How thrilling. Thank you for the honor of your votes and for the fun poetry prompt! -
A. Louise Robertson: I am so happy that you won the contest with this poem. It is so well written and captured the requirements of the challenge perfectly - I really enjoy your writing. This poem in particular was so well done and so vivid. Congratulations -
smileycloud: congratulations on your win in the contest -
Bill and Cathy profess their love to each other under a willow tree in Tennessee before he leaves her. The year is 1964. Enlisted in the United States Air Force, he will be stationed in Texas, then Florida, before leading a Commando unit in Vietnam. The future for them remains uncertain.