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Remembering When

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Remembering When

I remember when
I wondered about my heritage;
just where it all began
Yearning for family I said
I'll find them if I can.

I remember when
Mama passed when I was five
my siblings were far-flung.
I cried so much I could not see
for I was very young.

I remember when
I grew to be a certain age;
determination flourished.
There was some information gleaned.
I felt hopeful and nourished.

I remember when
The day my older sister came;
walked back into my life.
She'd searched also for years it seemed
amidst much pain and strife.

I remember when
The joy we felt was peppered with sad
for we were missing others.
Never were we able to find 
two of our younger brothers.

I remember when
We never gave up hope for them
and we still search today.
We'll search until we leave this earth;
for them we'll always pray.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Deb, I know this feeling all to well. I still have a younger brother I'm in search of. Nice write. :o)

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 6:56:00 PM

    Deb, I agree with Ilene, this is very touching to the core. Best wishes for the contest luv and thank you for commenting on my work as well. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 4:56:00 PM

    very touching and well-written!