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For My Brother



With a 10 cent memo pad
And a number 2 pencil
My Brother left me a stencil
A blueprint for his blues

And all I ever taught him
Was how to tie his shoes...

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Among my Brother's personal effects after he passed.. A pencil and a memo pad...

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Written on October 09, 1991

Submitted on August 12, 2021

Modified by davidb

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Will Scarlet

Been writing and spieling poetry for over half a century. Self assembled, printed and distributed 2 chap books/vanity presses. I've written poems that never mention names or places. Just places in the heart and mind. more…

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  • GrindingRyhmes
    AMAZING, 100/10
    LikeReplyReport21 days ago
  • Symmetry58
    I find family dynamic to be interesting. I remember when my mom's brother died (god rest both their souls) and how she was perfectly fine with it. In fact, she told me that he was the lucky one. Wow! Mom wasn't exactly thrilled to be upright before she moved into the next phase. I'm grateful for people like you with stories to tell. I find them fascinating. That you've been writing for 50+ years is extraordinary to me. Thank you for sharing. 
    LikeReplyReport3 months ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Are we our brother's keeper ? A poignant poem how we should do better ! Remember blood is definitely thicker than water !
    LikeReplyReport5 months ago
  • Soulwriter
    So sad :( I'm sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your words
    LikeReplyReport 27 months ago

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