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(8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

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My Brother in Heaven

I can't recover.
The occasion after it's experienced,
The time after it's moved on,
The presence after the demise.

I can remember.
The occasions we shared,
The times we spent together,
The presence of a very special person.

A Brother is every man's closest friend.
Each occasion is ameliorated,
All time shared is amplified,
His presence makes the mundane special.

A Brother is a constant companion,
On all special occasions,
At all important times,
His presence is comforting and reassuring.

I can remember his birth,
An occasion for rejoicing for our extended Family,
His birth in real time - 06.09.39.
His presence - a real warm cuddly baby brother!

I can remember his life,
He never missed an occasion or an opportunity.
For him time stood still - every second action filled,
His presence lit any space with love.

I can remember his demise.
Unequal collision of car with bicycle with boy.
His death in real time - 30.09.55.
His physical presence just sixteen beautiful years.

I remember him now.
Each day each special ocassion each anniversary,
Sixteen years in Earth time - fifty eight years in Eternity
His spiritual presence? here and now - always and everywhere!

Submitted: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Edited: Friday, August 21, 2009

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  • Philosophy of a DewyFlower (11/9/2009 12:48:00 PM)

    shivering/ indeed a sad story! ! ! I touched your Sorrow!

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  • Nikunj Sharma (8/26/2009 9:44:00 PM)

    This is a touching piece, bonds exist beyond's true.god bless

  • Rukhsar Ahmed (8/13/2009 6:08:00 AM)

    beautiful and heart touching, some bonds can never ever be broken, great poem :)

  • yellowbell alamanda (8/4/2009 4:19:00 AM)

    A very touching poem...everybody could relate to this.
    what a kind of remembering to a brother we had...
    this one goes to my favorite...
    my vote,10.

  • Ejaz Khan (7/30/2009 5:44:00 AM)

    A heart touching write, it's beautiful to remember the loved ones, especially if they have moved on to some other form of existence!

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