I first met you I couldnt leave you,
not even in my thoughts.
Nothing has changed. You are still there.
you I was nothing.
With you, everything.
You made me.
If I wakened in the night, regardless of reason,
I reached for you. Like a child in need of nurturing,
the sight of you gave me comfort.
I recall combat in the sands of Desert Storm.
There you were, in my heart and mind.
Still, you gave me comfort.
I see you in our children.
How they look and act. How they live their lives.
They are one with you as you are one with me.
We grew old together.
That was a blessing. Life was wonderful,
but only because I had you.
In the hospital when I was gravelly ill
there you were, by my bedside.
You were the cure that I needed.
God made me say good-bye.
It hurts. I still cry.
Yet, even in death you give me comfort.
Coet is a retired US Army officer. He is also a professional
educator and a published freelance writer and poet. Ed Coet has
had numerous articles published on a wide variety of topics. His
hugely popular and top-rated article "Testimony of a Suicide
Survivor" can still be read on Soldierworks.com, Amazines.com
and Ezine articles.com. Ed Coets short story, "Davids
Angel," will be published in the popular ezine Bewildering
Stories (Issue 234) in the February 26, 2007 edition. His
poems have been published or have been accepted for publication
in Purple Dream Ezine, Solder Works Magazine, Children,
Churches & Daddies Magazine, Scars publication,
Steller Showcase Journal, Both Sides Now Journal,
Because We Write Magazine, Authors Den Ezine.