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Updated on February 21, 2011

My youngest brother was born when I was a mature six years old and I took care of him along with our mom. He was my "first child" in many ways. He was sickly as an infant and toddler and I enjoyed caring for and comforting him. As he grew up, he grew out of his poor health and had a normal childhood. Tragically, he was killed at the age of twenty-seven. That was almost twenty years ago and the pain and grief of losing him are brought back by the simplest of things that remind me of him.


Mountain Dew


The things that remind me of you

Like Mountain Dew

Cut through my heart

As if

The pain

Were

New

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    • U Neek profile imageAUTHOR

      U Neek 

      7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Kinda cheesy, I know, but the little remembrances keep him close. I appreciate your enthusiastic endorsement.

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      capncrunch 

      7 years ago from New Orleans

      Hey U Neek,

      I appreciate you sharing this with us. Isn't it something how all those little things remind and are connected to things most cherished? Wonderful!

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      Five One Cows 

      7 years ago from Moo Town

      This is a very exciting and great year!

    • dags the drover profile image

      dags the drover 

      7 years ago from still lost in Western Australia

      You're welcome.. Dags

    • U Neek profile imageAUTHOR

      U Neek 

      7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thank you dags. And it's nice to be missed!

    • dags the drover profile image

      dags the drover 

      7 years ago from still lost in Western Australia

      Very touching.. welcome back Cheers dags

    • U Neek profile imageAUTHOR

      U Neek 

      7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thank you lindacee.

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      lindacee 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Beautiful.

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