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When I first met you I couldn’t leave you,
not even in my thoughts.
Nothing has changed.  You are still there.

Without 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.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:31:00 AM
    We will be reunited with those we lost, Ed. Sad and moving poem. Congratulations on your win in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Ed on your win in the "Maverick Free Verse" contest sponsored by John Moses Freeman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:48:00 PM
    A magnificent love story. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:35:00 PM
    Congrats Ed on your fantastic win in the Maverick Free Verse contest with this exciting entry luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:22:00 PM
    This is so inspirational Ed, although very sad, congrats. Harry

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on the sixth place win in the contest of john, Ed

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:08:00 PM
    So great to see you in the winning circle Ed. Congratulations on your worthy poem's sixth place win. Agape, Moses