Member Rara Avis
Subject: my brother
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 22:29:37 -0500 (EST)
From: email@example.com (Nancy Gibbs)
I love your site. My older brother is dying of Aids. He has 10 years
clean and sober, he's only 50.
He put the "magic" in my Christmases, and I'd lke to find a poem that I
could give to him that would really touch him--before he passes. So many
wait until their loved one is gone. I love my brother, he is my closest
sibling, and I already know it's going to be way to hard.
He is so special. As kids, he was alway playing practical jokes, but was
always there to protect me. The thing he misses the most is running
marathons--and getting trophies! And riding his Brand new Harley. He has
a few good friends who still take himto his FAVORITE games (live)
in Philly--the Eagles!!!!!
Can you help me find a special poem for him that I can frame for his
Thank-you so much!
Nancy, I so sorry. I wish I could think of something truly
special for you, but I'm afraid nothing comes to mind at all.
There's quite a few good poems in our Family section (under the
Life category), and some of them are close. But nothing that
would be perfect.
Can I perhaps make a different suggestion? Our forums have some
incredibly marvelous people who might be able to help. If two
heads are better than one, then several hundred should be better
still. A lot of great poets, and very compassionate people. If
they can't find a poem, I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote one
Good luck, and God Bless.
Could you post it for me--you have my permission. I'djust like to add a
few things, his name is Donald, and we grew up on a large dairy farm by
the susquahanna river in PA--never a dull moment..Dad wanted Don to take
over the farm, his dream was to be a truck-driver--and that he is! He is
still working--although it's very very hard for him. He loves life so
much, and feels that if he quits, he dies. I can still see him skipping
stones, climbing to the top of the silo, and scaring everyone. I tried
to post this--I'm just to burned out--thank-you for any help from your
site--it will be appreciatedmore then you'll ever know.