May 2, 2014

Free Verse...

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A Brother Lost

Thoughts come to mind
not everyday, but enough
that my thoughts of the past
of a brother gone from me,
a brother who chose to be lost
living in his own private world

This is his right and choice, but
pain from within my soul remains,
pain of anger and confusion as to
why life dealt us the hand of departure,
my memories come again as I remember
moments when my big brother was there

I shall contain fondness in my heart and
remember him, for nothing in this world can take
my memories of the good that we shared as children
from me, love that rids the pain of hell we endured,
my sisterly vision sees him within my mind with love
that remains in my heart for my brother - Bobby
 
- Rhoda Galgiani
 
Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern - It sounds like natural speech, tells a story or paints a picture, uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph and must make sense to the reader…rg


4 comments:

Karen O'Leary said...

Dear Rhoda,

What a heartfelt poem. The emotion flows through your words. Losing someone we love no matter what the circumstances is hard. Glad you are remembering the good times. Well done my friend.

Love,
Karen

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Yes Karen, there is all kinds of lost. Thank you for the heartfelt comment...rg

Maurice Reynolds said...

Touching and heartfelt. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing. -MJ

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Maurice - difficult for me to post this one - but it is a tribute to my 'big brother' of whom I haven't seen since 1971. It is a shame...rg