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Brother Robert

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ethome
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I cursed the heavy load I swear
a wild ride gone bad,
inside somewhere I judge unfair
the feelings I've unclad.

My five brothers cast like one
no less at shunning me,
with righteousness wished me done
confessions made in heat.

Inclement tales of me they'd tell,
ungodly prophecies they preached
from their storage surplus swelled
uncaring prodigies they'd speak.

Beyond existence nature's time
ends suddenly with sleep
rolling past those worthy minds
not noticing how brief.

Through a vine I hear toll bells
dear Lord I'm feeling grief
from this drunken chambered hell
their blood stirs deep in me.

Through grace of grief my brother Brian
gives me a message brief
he speaks of Robert soon to die
and he's requesting me.

My heart cried out sick afraid
"Robert please don't die
I'll be home within the day
before the darkness takes the light.

The distant way was like a dream,
like the wind I did drive.
Along the road the evergreens
seemed waving on my flight.

My heart and soul were blurred,
my eyes filled up with gems
and all the distance I'd incurred
I prayed he would forgive.

In the setting sun I felt a stir,
a calm and cooling breeze,
on the porch by the banister
sat Robert ill at ease.

His eyes filled with helpless pain,
he forced a smile to face,
outstretched arms he held my way
we smothered in embrace.

" Oh Daniel how you ease this pain
take hold your brother's love
and to God I pray our gain
for the waste we've overcome."

In my arms he was released,
my tears poured like Spring rain
and as I crushed him to my breast
his soul ran through my veins.

Filled with selfish gain I'd missed
self serving at great cost
the wonderments of his gifts
I suffered with his loss.

These days, Robert passed along
I keep gazing at the stars,
we're seen as brothers six less one
but I know five plus one we are.


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Elizabeth
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1 posted 06-20-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

How wonderful that you were able to patch things up before it was too late. The last verse is so nice!

Elizabeth


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2 posted 06-20-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Oh, this was wonderful, ethome!  So touching.  I thought I was going to cry.  You had my attention from beginning to end. Great work!  

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In my arms he was released,
my tears poured like Spring rain
and as I crushed him to my breast
his soul ran through my veins.

Filled with selfish gain I'd missed
self serving at great cost
the wonderments of his gifts
I suffered with his loss.

These days, Robert passed along
I keep gazing at the stars,
we're seen as brothers six less one
but I know five plus one we are.
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ethom this is perfect...
they rhyme is like butter
but its the amazing emotions and story you shared here that shines...
i felt this poem..
thank you
jm
ethome
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4 posted 06-21-2000 02:57 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank you so much Elizabeth, Tennessee Angel and Janet Marie. I appreciate your comments.
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5 posted 06-22-2000 01:29 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Oh this is superb! An outstanding story poem, and written with such candor, respect and grace.

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

ethome
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6 posted 06-22-2000 07:36 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank you so much Meadowmuse I appreciate your kind words.
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7 posted 06-22-2000 07:54 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

ETHome~
I read this last evening and was overcome with tears at the remembrance of a brother gone.
I re-read this morning and felt the same emotion ...

Very moving, my friend.
~*Marge*~


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ethome
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8 posted 06-24-2000 08:03 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank-you Marge, I am so sorry to hear about your brother, it's always such a shock and so traumatic an experience.
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9 posted 06-25-2000 09:34 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ethome, have I told you how much I like your work?

Now, I have a brother, Robert...I think it is time for yet another email...

Hugs, m'friend, and thank you...

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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touching.. I thought I detected childhood spirituality...the kind that will endure when it seems we can't.  Good write. Sad but you know Robert is living, thats a fact. Marcy
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11 posted 11-25-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Outstanding...the last four lines contain so much hope and understanding...James
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12 posted 08-11-2004 11:54 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

Very, very poignant...I FELT every word.
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