Yesterday was my little brother’s birthday. The little brother I never knew. I intended to post this yesterday and tried several times. But blogger was having technical difficulties and couldn’t be accessed. So I will post this today.
To The Brother I Never Knew
You’re only a shadow within my mind,
I never saw your face.
You ever so fleetingly touched my life,
Then left an empty space.
I was only three; my memories are few,
Just pieces here and there.
But that tiny casket I’ll always see;
Lowered with tender care.
I remember the joy of baby things;
The fun and excitement too;
And though I was small, in my child’s heart
I loved the thought of you.
I wonder if your eyes were blue or green
Or maybe even brown?
Would your hair be light or dark?
Your laughter soft or loud?
I wonder – what would you have become,
If here you could have stayed?
Where would your dreams have led your life?
What friends would you have made?
Though you are just a whisper of thought;
A shadow within my mind;
And though it’s been almost eighteen years,
I still think of you at times.
And sometimes I feel like I almost miss you
Although we never met,
And sometimes when I think of you
I'm looking forward to holding him someday since we never got to hold him here. The silence in the delivery room was intense without a baby's cry but I rejoiced later when I realized that Bradley would never cry!!! Thanks for posting your poem, JIll. It is precious to me and I can never read it without crying. Mother
Mrs. K says
How very sweet, Jill.
McMaster and Storm says
thanks for sharing jill…..