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Below is the poem entitled YOU WHO DIED FOR ME which was written by poet Osman Gani. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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We were linked to each other for nine month's feat
With a wiry nerve in womb of our struggling mother.
We shared each breath together and each heartbeat.
You cared for me more than just an earthly brother.

You let me take all nourishments, denying yourself
And your such kindness made you so weak, weak.
Perceiving my existence you offered me your help.
The existence that strived hard being deathly sick.

Brother! We were born together in this misty earth
But you were too,too weak to adapt and to survive.
Weakening yourself, you made me strong by birth.
Dying, you left this earthly pyre in day number Five.

But you have not died my martyr brother, my twin
For every atom in my blood, breath resembles you.
Once I lived with you, for you and now you live in
My whole being and my dual existence ever-new.

(In memory of my twin brother who died on his infancy of 5th day)

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  1. Date: 10/5/2011 11:14:00 AM
    Thanks Tahera for your comments. I appreciate your empathy for me. It is really deep emotional poem even for me as a reader.

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 11:11:00 AM
    Thanks Joseph for your comments. Thanks, buddy, for your wonderful comments.

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 3:18:00 AM
    This is one of the most touching write ever. My heart cries for you. Thanks for your kind comments on mine.

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 10:31:00 AM
    Such a heart-moving ode to your twin brother. Osman,thanks for sharing this beautifully written ode with us