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Poem: The Loss of My Brother

The sun has set; the night has come

Long before its time.

All eyes are wet; demons have won--

No reason or rhyme.

Faith has wandered; all hope has died

As darkness surrounds.

Minds have pondered; spirits have tried

But still it confounds.

Hearts have broken; dreams have soured

As grim truth descends.

Death has spoken; Life’s devoured

Long before its end.

The earth still turns; all else goes on,

Not missing a beat.

Injustice burns; yes, you’re still gone,

Spurned by busy feet

It isn’t fair; it isn’t right

To lose you so soon!

Yet we must bear; we all must fight

The e’er mournful tune,

For ghosts reach out; Death closes in,

Searching for more prey.

Doubt builds on doubt; black soaks within

Stealing each new day.

Somehow we must; some way we need

To flourish once more:

Out of the dust, we must proceed

Or Death wins the war.

Image Credit » Amanda Dollak

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Cinna wrote on December 23, 2014, 12:59 AM

Beautiful writing. I'm so sorry for your loss.

MegL wrote on December 23, 2014, 3:08 AM

I am sorry that you have lost your brother. You have written a beautiful poem about your feelings on his death.

Madcanman wrote on December 23, 2014, 5:21 AM

Very bittersweet piece, Amanda. I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. I, too have lost three siblings over the years, two to suicide. I hope you can find some peace this Christmas time and always hold onto dear memories of your brother.

scheng1 wrote on December 23, 2014, 9:39 AM

Life goes on, but the pain will never cease. I think many of us grow up when a death happens in the family.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on April 13, 2015, 6:07 AM

I too am so very sorry for the loss of your Brother.

GrannyGee wrote on June 15, 2015, 6:01 AM

I read your creative post earlier. My first thought was right ... that maybe you'd suffered a loss. That's why I became like I did about not easily being inspired to paint, draw, create. I lost my son, only child and my brother, and now, most all my family. That affected me ... and I see that it's not been long at all for you. You lost your brother recently ... I am so, so sorry. My Heart goes out to you. Grief is unlike any other emotions ... it's a rollercoaster of ... all ... emotions.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 19, 2015, 12:06 AM

I am sorry for you loss, may he rest in peace. The poem was very nicely written, come back and write more.