Quadrille

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Another morning of mourning
Not only for you
But for this world
I always wonder what
You would have said
About the pandemic, protests,
Mass shootings, the war…

A large crow caws

Know you’re gone forever
But let me pretend.

Brother, how’ve you been?

photo credit Anchor Lee, Unsplash

Written for Quadrille #158: Morning by dVerse

23 Comments Add yours

  1. A touching piece. Well written poem.

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    1. Thank you Miss Arcadia ❤

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  2. Ron. says:

    I’ve got a brother that, while he may not be gone forever he’ll be gone for 25 years to life without possibility of parole. We’re not brothers, though; never have been; more like littermates, though there’s about a decade and a half between us.

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    1. I’m sorry to hear that 😦 My brother spent a lot of time in jail when he was alive, too. I hear from a lot of people that their siblings are kind of like litter mates, and I can’t imagine. I feel weird if I go a few days without talking to any of my sisters.

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  3. Ali Grimshaw says:

    This poem tugs at my heart. Let’s pretend you are still here.

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    1. thank you Ali ❤

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  4. So moving, Sylvia! It is so difficult to come to terms with such a loss.

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  5. Sadje says:

    So deeply touching Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

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  6. Palpable emotion of this. Very good!

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  7. This is so moving Sylvia. The dialogue we continue to have with those we have lost – so true.

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  8. Reena Saxena says:

    Well-written, Sylvia!

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    1. Thank you, Reena 🙂

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  9. Such a poignant piece. I often wonder what my mom would think of all this craziness we are experiencing.

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    1. Thank you Linda. ❤ My brother would have a LOT to say about it if he were still around, that's for sure 🙂

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      1. So would my mom!

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  10. msjadeli says:

    That last line…

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  11. All that mourning… it is overwhelming both the personal and the general.

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  12. Sylvia ~ I often think about what my father would say about all those current events… It’s weird to think that he never experienced any of them…

    ~David

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