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by Alan D Busch
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A brother laments his brother whom he never knew ...


I stretch out my arms for Martin …

If only I’d have dug his well deeper,

but if he for me was never meant to be,

I remain alas my brother’s keeper.

Why didst Thou my mother’s heart break?

For Martin, until her last day, she grieved

Burdened by guilt she should not have borne

Unto Thee alone she steadfastly cleaved.

Until this every day these years later,

In prayer do I call uponThee in dread.

I can’t help but wonder why you chose Martin …

Wouldst Thou had taken me instead.

I writhe in my anguish to fathom,

Your ways in the wee hours I’ve sought

Why didst Thou decree so severely?

The pain his young death hath wrought.

Alan D. Busch









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Reviewed by Sheila Roy
This pulls on the heart strings. I think the sense of searching for answers draws me in even more. Thank you for sharing this.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Very heartfelt words Alan! yet written with excellence,
thak you for sharing and caring!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Great work,I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Linda Settles
I can sense the pathos in this poem Alan. Words are sometimes vehicles for our grief--and you have used them well. Good to hear from you.
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