Happy Birthday, Dear Departed Brother

 

We weren’t awfully close,

You far away in Hollywood,

I, far up north in Sweden.

But our soft sibling emotion

Never dwindled, for

We loved each other dearly,

Maybe more than siblings dwelling near,

And so, each wrinkling year,

When February fifteen comes around

(one day post-Valentine)

It’s effortless to love-propound

Through past and present anodyne

What’s lived no more, consigned

To storied history,

A morning, mourning benediction:

 

Happy Birthday, brother true.

I’ll always miss you

Just a bit,

Whenever I can think of it –

Like at this moment.

 

Happy Birthday Dear Departed Brother 2.15.2017

Birthday Book;

Arlene Corwin

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nunzio
    Feb 15, 2017 @ 21:10:30

    Arlene, well said about Charles. He is missed.
    Nunzio

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  2. arlenecorwin
    Feb 15, 2017 @ 21:19:58

    I’m so happy, even moved that someone, anyone – especially someone in the family read and appreciated “Happy Birthday… Thank you Nuncio for your caring reply.

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