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Love Will Survive

There must have been a time or two, 
Though long ago it seems to be.
At least I thought our souls had meshed; 
For this I know, we shared life's flesh.
No one would guess our shapeless bud, 
Sprang from one's womb of love we bloomed.

If I had known that growing up
 Meant loss of memories too tender 
And sweet, I would have used the
Will God gave, to shield us from both 
Harm and pain.

No matter what this life may bring, 
We must hold fast to mom’s favorite phrase, 
"Be Good to Your self"; then from some deep, 
Dark place her love resides, 
The calm and peace will surely rise.

Know this my brother, 
Our love is strong, and now 
She has gone; we are all we have.

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  1. Date: 5/24/2009 6:19:00 AM
    congratulation! great job, emotional and inspiring ,wonderful...really nice ,g

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 11:44:00 AM
    Hello Karen, great job and best wishes in the next round. ~Joseph

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:25:00 AM
    Karen, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 8:39:00 AM
    As I said back in February, this is a wonderful tribute to your brother and now that you're a "first round survivor" ... smile ... good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 2:38:00 AM
    Karen, (such a beautiful name!) Congratulations on making it to the semi finals. Your poem touched my heart. My brother is in my life again after an absence of 20 yrs. We still fight like kids but we know that our relationship is solid. Thanks for all your kind comments. Good luck! Love, Karen

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 7:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Karen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 9:52:00 AM
    Karen - Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round, best of luck in the finals – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:24:00 PM
    Somewhat touching.

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 5:08:00 PM
    emotional....inspiring, great is thy pen.a well deserved survival. congrats, all the best in the finals. love Leke

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 3:09:00 AM
    A lovely poem to read. Congrats on surviving the first round. Best of luck Jem

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 4:37:00 PM
    A lovely poem, Karen...great job! congratulations on making the semi-finals!! Good for you! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 10:11:00 AM
    This is really nice, Karen. I have not lost a parent, but I do have siblings and this would be perfect to remember as our parents are up in age. Well done and congratulations for making it to the first round.

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 8:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Karen. May you have many more featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 6:01:00 PM
    Very sad write, But beautiful tribute...When we lose those that are the closest to us, it's hard but we have to remember all the good memories we once shared, hold onto those and never let their memory die..God Bless You and Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week..*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 11:35:00 AM
    Really soulful expression of a painful loss. I love poetry that can bring about an emotion in you whether you laugh out loud or cry. Great poem.

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:53:00 AM
    Beautiful tribute to your brother Karen and a very well-deserved selection to be a feature this week on the Soup. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 3:48:00 PM
    Karen - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Karen, on this heartfelt poem "Love Will Survive" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 9:57:00 AM
    Karen - Welcome to Poetry Soup! Wishing you a Happy and Joyous New Year! Peace always, John

  1. Date: 12/24/2008 1:07:00 PM
    Karen wow- deep deep poetry - I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the Soup – Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ