"Oh why, oh why didn't I tell him what I felt about him before he went off to war? I may never see him again and he'll never know I much I loved him! I cannot possibly say that I lost him when my love was undeclared and his was never spoken; when he was never mine to lose. We never dated or even kissed; merely exchanged summer afternoon glances that required no words to know their meaning. For a full four years I loved him from afar and I doubt he even sensed my presence or guessed from whom the Valentine cards came, marked not with name but scented kiss.
If you love someone with all your heart, don't sit on the fence. Say it plain and say it out loud, otherwise the moment and your love will have passed you by. If anything happens to your soldier love you'll never forgive yourself for not having spoken out and you'll never forget him, you can't. Trying to forget someone you love is utterly impossible; it's like trying to remember a moment you never had or meeting a person you never met.
Come home Harry and walk my way again with that manly look and those seductive eyes. I shall not let you pass unchallenged next time. Let no one who dares to love be unhappy, for even secret love, even love unreturned has its rainbow on lonely days." William Forde: February 10th, 2016.