A Love Lost
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Separated at birth, he was nothing but an unknown brother,
growing up an only child seemed like a reality I was given,
if only my parents told me a loving sibling, I had another,
maybe I would have wanted to change my life, like reliving.
After daddy died I was sifting through mama’s old photo’s
I stumbled across a baby boy whose face looked just like me,
curious and confused I asked my mama; low and behold,
I had a sweet twin brother I had never been able to meet.
Mama explained he was sick and had to be put in a home,
but never wanted to hurt me so she kept the secret safe,
I was so upset, maybe growing up I wouldn’t have been alone,
how amazing it was that with a sibling I shared the same face.
Determined I found the home and met him right away,
after all, he was my twin I needed to know him for sure,
I brought him home with me hoping he would live and stay,
but for his disease they have never found a proper cure.
We shared two short years just getting to know each other,
we had so many similarities yet so different in ways so silly,
I took care of him while he was sick, I was proud to have a brother,
and I knew deep down he was grateful to have a sister like me.
Then came a sunny day in the nineties, the month of September,
he passed while I was holding his fragile and cold hands,
God had called him home and I was so grateful to remember,
the special times we shared, for it was always God’s plan.
A Love Lost, then found only to lose again - Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Brenda Chiri-Carroll
Date Written: July 28, 2016
Copyright © Lu Loo | Year Posted 2016