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For my brother

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For my brother



we were children then
you were the youngest of three
how could he take you
without taking me

i sheltered you
when you were small
and picked you up
if you should fall

i helped to teach you
right from wrong
somehow you seemed
to get along

a ranchers life
we children shared
up in the saddle
you and i were paired

so much younger
you than me
watching you
came naturally

you always wanted
to be the first
and into each room
your presence burst

how sad dear brother
to see you go
you must have known
we loved you so

i guess you got
your final wish
and now you have
entered heavens bliss

please save a place
for sis and me
so we may share
eternity...

Love you Tom

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  1. Date: 7/28/2011 12:28:00 PM

    So glad you have these memories. It is always so hard to lose someone dear. Lovely tribute to your brother.

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 9:05:00 PM

    So touching, Sharon. I'm sorry you lost Tom. Was he young when he died? Undoubtedly he's saving you a place in heaven. Your love for him shines in this beautiful poem. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 5:23:00 PM

    I was thinking of u today Shar and wondering where u been luv.. and now to read such a beautiful tribute to your brother is so emotional a write ..so touching and tenderly penned ..luv between siblings is so special.. I am an only child and happy I had five sons to share with each other luv.. most profound and your last lines please save a place for sis and me so we may share eternity are deeply moving luv.. one day we shall see and be with all our loved ones..

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 3:27:00 PM

    I share your loss dear poet. And may I say; this write is a fine example of the love naturally inside of us all, and I TY for sharing this depth with me..and I'm certain, us all here on the Soup ! Have a great week....much love, james

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 2:50:00 PM

    Im sure you know from my poetry that I have also lost .. My sister Dianna, my Dad and last year my brother inlaw.. SO I feel with deep passion your loss.. No words can help only time to heal and remebering the good times til we are all together again... love Michael

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 2:39:00 PM

    i lost two brothers one in 1983 and the other in 2008 so i know the feeling. i am sorry for your lost. this was a very touching poem.

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 1:16:00 PM

    on the edge of new life we seem emmersed in death, I too am writing of death, dreaming of death, will spring ever come? Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 1:06:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing your exceptional poetry Shar. I enjoyed reading it and hope to read more of it soon. May you always find the inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol