Dreams Of The First Born (poem)

My mother you must be ashamed of me

Your first I should have really been your best

Example of your dreams for all the rest

Instead you were the very first to flee

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You were the reason I was richly blessed

Your ray of hope was never hard to see

And when you needed change there I would be

To help restore some order to your nest

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My mother died so hurt I couldn’t cry

I was among the last to get the call

But after all she taught us to behave

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They needed me so they could say goodbye

To cover up the shame displayed by all

I put a single flower on my grave

Music only

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billybuc 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

Sadly beautiful...sweet melancholy!


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Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

Aw, beautifully poignant.

God bless


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Sunny River 17 months ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

Right in the heart. Sad but beautiful.


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bravewarrior 16 months ago from Central Florida

It's sad that he thinks he was a disappointment to his mother.


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fpherj48 16 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This represents a tragic reality in many families.....you said this gracefully. Just beautiful...UP++

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