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For You

by Tony Whitaker

I sit here by your side
as we gaze into the tide
and then the sun
from beneath the sea
with your last breath
which sets you free

Our storied journey has been long
and our love became so strong
now the cancer takes me home
as I see you now
waiting with your smile
to take me to the tide


Author's Note: This was inspired by my beautiful and funny aunt, Myra Jean, who passed away several years ago. It is dedicated to two former wonderful work mates who are fighting the hard fight.. God Bless you both.

Posted on 09/03/2008
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Genevieve Sturrock on 09/03/08 at 04:29 AM

i feel like i've been punched in the stomach. such a tranquil scene you set...i wasn't prepared for the ending. blessings to you both.

Posted by George Hoerner on 09/03/08 at 03:54 PM

Nicely done Tony. Everyone would fortunate to have a friend like you.

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