Ken Anstiss

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The Identical Twins - Poem by Ken Anstiss

The Identical Twin by Ken Anstiss

Like two peas from the very outside.
But inside we are not the same.
We love each other, of course we do, to be
Separated would be such a shame.

Just one egg, was split in two,
Keep us close, keep us close, keep us close.

We were close entwined within the womb,
And our closeness, grew, and grew.
It was finally time to see the light,
It was time, to see the blue.

It was getting far too cramped in here,
Give us space, give us space, give us space.

I heard a yell, a muffled sound,
My brother was out of sight, but
My neck was caught in a loving embrace,
With a cord that held me tight.

If I could just escape it,
Give me life, give me life, give me life.

From year to year as we grew up,
There was adventure, fun and laughter,
But now he found, a different mate, and
Would go, like lamb to the slaughter.

There was no escape, the hurt would come,
Give him love, give him love, give him love.

Years have passed, and we grew old
We are withered, sore, unsure.
We are gramps and grumps, and all such names,
Names we must endure.

We see the young, and the vitality,
Give us health, give us health, give us health.

We have lived long, but, so far away,
And seventy years apart,
Not long to wait, to be together again,
These twins will soon depart.

If we could just receive it,
Give us peace, give us peace, give us peace.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 9, 2010

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