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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

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Date: 8/26/2016 2:52:00 PM
So sad, but so beautifully written, Laura. A top winner for me...but congrats on your HM. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 8/26/2016 9:42:00 AM
This is wonderful Laura...a different take on the contest. Enjoyed it. Congrats :) Sunita
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Date: 8/26/2016 8:59:00 AM
sad and heartbreaking poem Laura but so beautifully expressed!
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Date: 8/1/2016 4:56:00 AM
So very sad and heartfelt, Luloo, but beautifully written as always. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 7/30/2016 12:38:00 AM
Your imagination came up with a great drama here! I tripped over the 3rd line, even when I revisited it, but still I got your meaning and was dramatically entertained. Good luck in all things ... CayCay
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Date: 7/29/2016 3:33:00 PM
Oh! a beautiful sad poem read from you. My fav too. A 7. Good luck in the contest my friend. Hugs, Cloudy Poet
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Date: 7/29/2016 8:49:00 AM
Hi Laura, This was such a heartfelt piece. I drawn to every line. It was so sad. Is it a true story? If not it sure felt like it. Good luck in the contest. A big seven :-) Alexis
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Date: 7/29/2016 1:02:00 PM
thanks lady! No its fiction, but I thought it was a different take on the contest...many thanks be blessed :)-luloo
Date: 7/28/2016 3:41:00 PM
what a stirring piece ; i was so into it, lou... all the best!..huggs
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Date: 7/28/2016 5:50:00 PM
thank you lovely Nette :)-luloo
Date: 7/28/2016 11:16:00 AM
I have a huge lump in my throat reading your poem LuLoo - the contest is going to produce some very emotional writes - good luck:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/28/2016 5:51:00 PM
many thanks lovely lady :)-luloo