Living On Dugway Road ......

It's been a bad year my brothers you're
torn from our loving grasp
Death comes knocking on our door announcing
loudly .... it's evil selfish task

And then we said "NO go away he's ours
this humble simple man"
And death said back to us "I'll take
him now ... just because I can"

And take him you did as we stood round his bed
sharing this painful load
And my memory kept going back
to the big family on dugway road

A family full of boys each numbered on
the master plan of gods map
And yet you came to know him well
I bet he was proud of that

Jerry , I saw you once on your way to church
carrying a bible and taking now ....your widows hand
And I smiled and remembered dugway road
and the many things I didn't understand

To hell with the people who looked
down at us .........they don't know our reasons
Of those who fell through the cracks in society
and were cast again to other seasons

I love you and miss you I say
memories of the time we shared
Today they are not worthy of your
company .....allthough you still cared

Dugway road wont ever be the same
not in todays ways and times
We owned that end of town then
and I'm still there in my mind

Tonight the fire is blazing and your memories
burn in my soul
I raise this drink to you my brothers
just as the night turns to cold












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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This is just beautiful, superb work!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Willstarr, I appreciate that alot !


SilverGenes 3 years ago

I echo Will Starr's feeling on this beautiful piece! You managed to take me with you to Dugway Road all those years ago.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Silvergenes Merry Christmas -happy new year , thank you !


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Dugway road wont ever be the same

not in todays ways and times

We owned that end of town then

and I'm still there in my mind

Tonight the fire is blazing and your memories

burn in my soul

I raise this drink to you my brothers

just as the night turns to cold

Great words my friend and here's to so many more for us to share in the brand New Year ahead. I vote up,across and she all around.

Eddy.


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Ed, this was amazing..touched my heart so! Dugway road, many of us have them, although known by other names, but the memories still remain. A loss is so hard and I pray you find comfort in the good times on Dugway road as you remember your brother, your friend Jerry. He must have made such an impression with his Bible in his hand. I knew a family with lots of kids, a preachers family. I loved going to their house. They had barely food to eat but the love was in great supply. I did not think this fiction but I may be wrong. If it is not, I am very sorry for your loss.

Hugs,

Sunnie


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Now Eddy U are the nicest < Happy new year and many many more for you !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Happy new year Sunny! Thank you dear lady , My brother Jerry died this year in an accident , he was the bible carrying man ! And yes he rests now with my other brother Dougie , and my parents ! They are all in a better place for all ! ......What do we do --but go on ! ........Yes there are as well many fine memories . Kind of a hard candy christmas or actually an upbringing but Hey thats a good thing !:-}........


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I can not tell you how truly touching this creation was for me to read. Having lost a brother myself, my heart goes out to you. What a special individual you are for penning such a heartfelt ode to your brother and for cherishing those special times.

Blessing to you


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Beckie , it just aches sometimes . Its nice to know people care though. I'm one of those guys that just never gets over some things 1 I know that now .........:-}


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Powerful piece of writing! Voted it up. My words to describe it, would not do it any justice, other than what may have been said before me and through my first statement in comment.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Dreamseeker ! Hi , Your soo sweet , thank you !.......:-}

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