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  Arranged Love
by William Bonilla
Monday, March 09, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Arranged Love

She was thirteen
As a teenage queen
She was promised
An another she never met
As it was customary
In that once upon a time.

He was a handsome
Military Captain
Tall and lean
Medals of bravery adorned
His chest
Like fruit salad.

They met
She was thirteen, he thirty six
Though there was no love
Between them
Prior to the day
At hand.

They stood before an altar
Of God
Staring into the sparkles
In each other’s eyes
with awe
an epiphany of expectation
That they were meant
For each other
Reciting their vows
Followed by “I Do”

Their true love
Was created in heaven
Several children later
Their love stood solid
Like the rock of ages.

Years took a sadden toll
Upon the brave Handsome
Once upon a time Captain
Now a three star General
As he lays in his

She held his hand
Staring at the dimming
Sparkle within his eyes
Where she to him
Always resided.

The reaper awaits
Outside their dwelling
The still passionate love
Of a brave General
And his beautiful
Tearful princess.

By: William Bonilla


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Reviewed by CHANTI LACE 3/12/2015
lovely writing as always...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/11/2015
a sad, passionate story nicely penned ...
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/10/2015
Any love story is a good one....awe...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/10/2015
How lovely, William. Have to admit that, for some reason, my mind wandered to the film The Sound of Music - guess it's the mixture of devout faith, innocence and rugged masculinity. Now I'm off... :) xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/10/2015
A sad story; but true love never ends so, to me, your verses offer a "silver lining." Thank you for sharing, William. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 3/10/2015
I feel so sorry for the wife. It causes one to look at marriage much differently. Sad but lovely poem!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/10/2015
Indian families have told me that their arranged marriages last because couples are carefully matched and the marriages are actually a joining of families.

The kind of idyllic marriage portrayed in your poem is fast fading. Even in countries where it is still practiced.

Reviewed by John Domino 3/9/2015
As a military man I loved this poetic story. One of your BEST poems William! God Bless you my friend. Amen
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/9/2015
Tough to lose the love of your life
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/9/2015
Beautiful poetic poem of epiphany.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by lois christensen 3/9/2015
A lovely love story. Thanks for sharing it William Bonilla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/9/2015
Sad write, but with wonderful and meaningful memories for these two. Many of those arranged marriages did not fare so well.

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