“You are gone and I’m here”

You are gone and I’m here.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry


No winner in war. Just shadows of people lost too soon.



(A photo found unclaimed on Writer’s cafe. It was famous once.  Don’t need


words to express the sadness.)






You are gone and I’m here


War, violence and terror.


Who win in these wars?


Loud and powerful men watch from a distance. Announcer threats of war condemning young men and woman to fights and die.


I stood with family members and children by strong men graves. They won’t whisper their song no-more.  Children will learn to understand. You are gone and I’m here. I need you now and I love you dear.


Taps is played on the bugle in the winter snow...

Taps is played on the bugle in the winter snow at Arlington National Cemetery (Photo credit: Beverly & Pack)


My brother Soldier and friend is gone. He left his imprint on my life. His smile and laughter is missed. His baby girls are so tall and beautiful. He is a Grandfather now. I see his face in his daughter son. It is time. In every country and place.


My good friends killed in Iraq in 2004 with my daughter and his two daughters.


We stand against war.

They are killing Christians in Asia and Africa. Brother killing brother. The sin of man cannot be understood. Where is the respect, concern and love?


God has no religion.”
Mahatma Gandhi


“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
Dalai Lama XIV


“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. ”
Kahlil Gibran


“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” –George Washington


I’m tire of war. I’m tire of men who seek disagreement before solving problems. I’m sick of leaders who will send gun, weapons and Soldiers before food, water and medicine.

“War serves only the warlords and the graveyards!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Care: not carnage
Love: not loathing
Peace: not pieces”
Maddy Kobar, The Songs of The Gullible Wiseman: The Early Poems of Maddy Kobar, 2008-2013



Thank you for reading. Pray for peace. Pray that all children are safe.  Pray for a day when war is a distance myth.   Christians , Buddhism,Islam and Hinduism must come together. Stop the killing.


The child murdered could of been the light to save our planet?



© 2013 Coyote Poetry