Brothers Sonnet

July 26, 2012
By bell1999 BRONZE, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
bell1999 BRONZE, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life."


At twelve, her screams from hell, stalled my heart.
My frozen limbs hid from the tragedy
While my mind had taken a head start.
Someone I love must be in agony.
I try to make sense of her drunken weeps
But her lamentation could not be true.
For, her sobs uttered “Death has reaped”.
Why, she speaks of my brother, my friend, you.
Numb am I, I’ll be numb for awhile.
Numbness fades as reality sets in.
Then all that’s left are tears when I smile.
Who knew, tears I cried he felt within.
Tears vanish as he opens his eyes
A miracle, my brother is alive.


The author's comments:
I started writing this piece back when my brother was recovering from a heart attack in the hospital, I had to stop writing after the first stanza because it became too hard to write. I finally picked up my pencil and started to finish the piece about 2 months after my brothers heart attack when I felt strong enough to do so.

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