Still Missing You

Charles Andrew Jr.
birthed before the War,
nine years my elder.

Took leave far too early
buried deep atop grassy hill,
mountain range across the way.

I see your image
every day,
looking out at me.

Framed and under glass,
always smiling.
Forever fifty-one.

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It was Quadrille Monday at dVerse. The prompt word  was “early” and somehow, I’m late to post for it!  Photo is my brother…..hard to believe he’s been gone almost 30 years.
Quadrille: a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title.

 

14 thoughts on “Still Missing You

  1. kanzensakura October 23, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    It is always too early when the one we loved dies. I like that you keep his picture, smiling at you. A most superior Quad.

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  2. kim881 October 23, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    How lovely that you keep your big brother’s memory and his photograph close, Lill. ‘Forever fifty-one’ and always smiling, a lovely way to remember him.

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 23, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    What a tribute… thirty years and still being missed. Left a young man, and it has to be hard growing up without that elder brother…

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  4. katiemiafrederick October 23, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    SMiLes.. Lillian.. Nice to See You
    At The End Of This dVerse Trail
    On This Day Reminding
    me too of my Cousin
    Who Burned up
    In A Helicopter
    in the Vietnam
    War BacK iN
    The Fall of ’69
    Then Imagining
    The Lies Would
    Never Come Again
    For It Is True Veterans
    Do Not Die for Lies as Founding
    Fathers Wake Up Again iN Truth.

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  5. sdtp33 October 23, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    beautiful poem…says a lot with 44 words..JIM

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  6. V.J. Knutson October 23, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    It’s been 30 years since my sister passed also – yet, she is always here. Hugs.

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  7. Truedessa October 23, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Forever 51 and smiling at you…a lovely tribute

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  8. Grace October 23, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Lovely tribute to your brother Lillian. Too early it is…always.

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  9. Linda Kruschke October 24, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    That last line is the perfect closer to a tribute to your brother, forever fifty-one.

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  10. anmol(alias HA) October 26, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    This is a beautiful tribute — it is heart touching how you remember him. ❤
    -HA

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  11. Gina October 29, 2018 / 9:05 am

    and it seems like just yesterday, 30 years, I am sorry Lillian, loss of a sibling too early is so very painful. i love the photo – i can feel the smile behind the shades

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