WJ ( / San Antonio, Texas)

For My Twin Brother I Pray

Oh, Heavenly Father,
Thy Name be Hallowed;
There at my birth,
my brother soon followed;

Together we grew,
as we each learned to walk;
Our first words to each other,
were simply baby talk;

Upon our feet,
together we stood;
The first playmate,
in our childhood;

Had many friends to play,
as we learned to read and write;
Then came our labored work,
in the blistering heat and scorching sunlight;

His life was shared in many ways,
from beginning to the end;
I thank you for the time you gave,
to the family and to each friend;

From the deepest part within me,
to you I come in prayer;
Though my heart be clothed in sorrow,
Still, our love is in your care;

Blessed Father, who art in Heaven,
join us together again someday;
Holy Father, bless the soul of my brother,
Floyd Garfield Sampson, I pray.

Amen,
Amen.

Tony Avila Sampson

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Comments (8)

Great stuff, William... brilliantly crafted and powerfully stated. I don't think the ending could have been better. Well done! ! Brian
Exceptional write! There is both wisdom and beauty in abundance expressed here. This is definately a world class poem. Kindest regards, Sandra
Echo the comments below - a difficult subject to pen properly but you have done so here. Thanks
hey william, its so true and i wonder how tough it must have been for you to pen it down coz when life's llike this you are almost blank about anything and everything around you.. an indeed a splendid piece.. smiles, krishna
Wiliam, I enjoyed the structure of this piece, and its flow. I applaud your sentiments and admire your style. Sincerely, Alison
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