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    1941 Poem: Wait for Me

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    My dad took me out to dinner tonight to get my mind off of how much this sucks. He is retired military, and it was cool to have (of all people) my dad telling me how proud he was of me for sticking by my soldier. My dad never had a woman stay by his side faithfully during his time in the military; hearing his perspective really changed mine. Most of the time I feel like a silly little girl just missing my boyfriend, but we all - ALL OF US - are supporting the most brave and decent men on the face of this earth. There are a lot of great men out there, and far from all of them have served in the military. But our men...our fearless, selfless warriors...I'm sorry, but they simply stand a little taller than the rest. I don't think I have ever been so proud of anyone - even myself - in my entire life.

    We may be the ones who are "missing out"--the ones who are left behind, the ones who, as the poem says, wait.

    But I think, above all else, we are the lucky ones.


    My father passed this poem on to me--it was written by a war correspondent in 1941 when Hitler invaded Russia. I don't think any more introduction is neccessary, as these timeless words speak for themselves.

    Wait For Me

    By Konstantin Simonov (to Valentina Serova)

    Wait for me, and I'll come back!
    Wait with all you've got!
    Wait, when dreary yellow rains
    Tell you, you should not.
    Wait when snow is falling fast,
    Wait when summer's hot,
    Wait when yesterdays are past,
    Others are forgot.
    Wait, when from that far-off place,
    Letters don't arrive.
    Wait, when those with whom you wait
    Doubt if I'm alive.

    Wait for me, and I'll come back!
    Wait in patience yet
    When they tell you off by heart
    That you should forget.
    Even when my dearest ones
    Say that I am lost,
    Even when my friends give up,
    Sit and count the cost,
    Drink a glass of bitter wine
    To the fallen friend -
    Wait! And do not drink with them!
    Wait until the end!

    Wait for me and I'll come back,
    Dodging every fate!
    "What a bit of luck!" they'll say,
    Those that would not wait.
    They will never understand
    How amidst the strife,
    By your waiting for me, dear,
    You had saved my life.
    Only you and I will know
    How you got me through.
    Simply - you knew how to wait -
    No one else but you.
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    Thank you for sharing!
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    Thank you
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    very nice
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    Beautiful!
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    love it!!
    Always his, Forever faithful
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    thank you for sharing i love it
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    Great poem! Thanks for sharing
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