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


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


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


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 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

Sadly beautiful...sweet melancholy!

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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Aw, beautifully poignant.

God bless

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Sunny River 19 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 19 months ago from Central Florida

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

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fpherj48 19 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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