Below is the poem entitled My family Twins- A tragedy which was written by poet
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A Greek philosopher hopefully said beware
Beware the couple being the of the same embryo
Who jealously promotes themselves
One outwardly and openly one inwardly and secretly.
Beware of Glorification and intimate greed at any cost
Beware of the anger of one and the apparent denial of the other
Beware of receiving support one day and opposition the next
Beware the fears of one covering up for by the other
Watch the circling of one overhead ready in wait to protect the other
If you fallout with one again the bond strenghtens between them
This bond is undying and unbreakable.
Should we try to break it : There is no point trying. It cannot be broken.
Although it is right for it to be broken
Why, because their bond brings down families and marriages.
It brings down church and state. Yes this is true.
It hastens death through stress and the strains placed on people
They are acutely aware of what has been happenning.
At my father's funeral there were severe partial satements made from the alter
together with anger and lies. This from a twin, a twin who is a priest.
His deception in the home of my father and joyful celebration at his death.
One brother described my father as Hitler over expressing his opinion
on a suitable bride for him many years before.
I wonder who is the one that behaves despotically.
He was known as the ' imposter' by my father. Oh ! he would say
the imposter rang last night. But this imposter is a catholic priest,
a missionary priest. A priest who is so hard minded.
So much so that he used to strangle animals with coat hangers as a child.
I'm sure or quite sure that a Greek philospher must have said the above but
if he did not then he should have. I cannot understand why, when a twin
has chosen to marry the other twin, namely the priest ,
should not do all in his power to prevent that marriage. And
take everyone down with him on the way.
Mind boggling. Meanwhile I have lost a wife, two children, my father and four other
brothers over this one man. And today he hides his head in the sand
down in South America. I am heartbroken and alarmed at the religous order
he belongs to and their approach or understanding of him.
I'm sure other twins do not behave the same way..