My brothers dance .......

From here on out it will go much
like a dance of memories
Fast ones
and slow
How else can we adjust to
this pain

A waltz that glides across the floors
of time slow and easy memories
Or a little faster if you wish
a smile of thoughts
as a childs dance

And yet when together we who remain
will laugh as you would wish
twirling spinning echoes
all around
the music

But not I ......I won't move
nor dance or laugh quite the
same Maybe I will
never dance again
Though I remember you
dancing only dances of
the heart

No I will only sit by the way
as the others decide their
moves
And as heavenly as the music
plays and then
slowly fades away
so will my heart

I will always love you my brother





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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

That dance is so very difficult, no matter how heavenly the music. It can only be danced with lead feet. Can I sit this one out with you?

Your heartache weighs heavy against the memories of laughter. Your love, however is constant. Beautiful, heartfelt poetry. Sending you my warm hugs, Ed, from Annie.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Excellent poem.Fate has made my decision. I can sing and dance no more except in the minds of those who remember.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Annie , Yes you can my dear lady ! A warmer hug I can't imagine !.....:-}


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I too know this dance well - I'll join you and Annie and sit it out....

Sending many hugs your way, Lesley


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

A beautiful tribute to you brother. *hugs*


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful. I still don't want to dance and it's been four months since i lost my sis Virgie, so if i may, i'll sit with you and Annie..Hugs..


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It is such a good release to have the gift of being able to write poetry and express our deepest feelings in this way. You do it so well. The poem is sad, yes, but it also shows constancy and hope.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Such a wonderful and touching tribute to your brother. He's dancing up there among the stars and glad you will always remember him until you meet again. Passing this on.


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Joy56 4 years ago

time to sit this dance out, reflect on dances of the past, and remember your brother with respect and dignity...... Though i feel he would prefer you dance..... And you will in your own time...... great hub, enjoying your work.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

MHatter , How are you my poetic friend !......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

@Movie master , Yes and we all do , yet its just so hard to get away from the loss isn't it !....Thank you for always beingg here !

@Qudsia , Hi and thank you for that !..........:-}

@ Always , yes you and I too , Im sorry about your sis , I hope it wasn't hard for her Thank you as always my friend !

@Blossom thank you , God I wish I had written years and years ago , life may have been easier !

@Gypsy Rose , you must be the kindest woman around those parts !....:-}

@Joy , have I told you lately how good it is to have friends like yourself !.....:-}

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