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Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation

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I wrote this to my older sister that just died a few days ago. This is rough draft that I'm sure I'll change or delete completely in a day or two. Out of six siblings altogether, she was my last one. Now I'm the only kne left. Strange feeling.

Too hard for me to say goodbye For all apparent reasons why Even though we all know it must be Each heart will someday stop the beat When the rhythm of life, and silence, finally meet . Yet I always seem so surprised To find that death is part of life Knowing that regret, will now haunt my every rhyme The specter called "if only", will inhabit every line. Wish I could arbitrate a deal to have gained a little time Just one more talk with Sissy, to ease my guilty mind. . And the sun now sets on my regrets I gamble on time and lose each bet Thinking I'll move on and yet, here I set . . . Wishing for one more time One more pun One more smile That will never come . If I could just recall the things you said that mattered to you most. Memories un memorized That now I'll never know Years of conversation when I didn't pay attention Times I should have said I love you And somehow failed to mention . Then when you tried to tell me you felt your time was drawing near Your selfish little brother pretended not to hear. Even when you did your best, and tried to let me know You'd made your peace and you were ready, and that for you . . . It was simply time to go

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 12/17/2015 5:46:00 PM
Kelly: Well said. Each of us has experienced a piece of this. You have put it in beautiful, poetic words. Your work is great , keep it coming. oldbuck
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Date: 1/29/2015 8:03:00 AM
thanks for letting me know about your new poems. I just chanced to see your blog again or I would never have known you had this poem here (I do not see alerts for replies to comments). this is heart wrenching, so moving. I really like how you did this and I think many people will relate to it, who have had a loved one die. FAVE
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Date: 1/28/2015 7:43:00 AM
Death of a loved one is the hardest thing we humans must face. I believe often its harder to face than our own demise. You have written a beautiful poem and I am adding this to my fav list... Super 7 and hope things improve for you soon..
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Date: 1/23/2015 9:32:00 AM
Your feelings leap out of your words and ignite the emotional fires alive within your verses. The conscious mind extends itself beyond our norms and we enter a world composed of reality defused with grief. Emile. #7
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Date: 1/23/2015 4:23:00 AM
Wow, this is really lovely. I love this poem. Yes, we sometimes take our loved ones for granted. I will be calling my family now. Thanks for this.
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