Elia Michael


Namesake


You are the one I never did meet
You my namesake I will never greet
Cruel fate is a cliche yes I know
That does not take away the pain though
Or make it any the less true
That in never having known you
My soul does quiver in disbelief
That my heart can know such grief

Submitted: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 21, 2013

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A brother of mine who was called Elias (as am I) who died before I was born

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