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Tears Run Translucent- A poem about the loss of a sibling

Updated on February 16, 2013

Title: Tears Run Translucent

Tears run translucent
Down the pale skin
It's aged with time
A dying trees last wim
Appearing hollow on the outside
Yet insides a flood of grief
A past that seems to always find
It's way to trip my feet
Each lesson a tale
A story I shall scribe
About a birth of innocence
And how a young man died

Couldn't take illusions
Each face a fakers dream
Cause by the look in others eyes
Who is what they seem
The lapsing effort of a heart
Or the nights choking back relief
Who would have known that last bottle
Was the knife out from its sheathe

Incoherent- shutting down
The youth had lost his way
But counting pedals on this rose
It's been a year today
A lost soul just needing love
Too much neglect to care
I was your ghost; your shadow
A best friend is always there

I watched you slowly take your life
Gradually with each night
I watched you turn; and break and cry
A reflection; my own two eyes
We were twins, from the same mother
Not one day passes; I miss you brother


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      Sean 3 years ago from PA

      Thank you, Thena, I appreciate the kind words. I've actually made revisions to this poem, the most recent one can be found here:

      Again, thank you for taking the time to check it out.

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      Thena 3 years ago

      Good to see real expertise on display. Your conouibrtitn is most welcome.