General Poetry posted January 11, 2019

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Brothers divided by foolish contention.

One Brothers Regret

by Marc Grimaldi

TWO BROTHERS did weep as they stood side by side,
Near the graves of their parents, both of whom died.
Clinging to memories of lives now erased,
Then a "bid thee farewell" after one last embrace.

Time marches on and it's back to the grind,
Business as usual helps focus the mind.
The escape would have worked were it not for the call,
A meeting is set at the executor's hall.

TWO BROTHERS did convene, to examine the will,
Which their parents had drawn up with fine legal skill.
Their estate was not lofty, nothing too fond,
A small run down shack, a few stocks and bonds.

But needless to say, when dazzled by greed,
Dividing these scraps made them blind as could be.
It wasn't the worth but a principle of pride,
That divided these two who once stood side by side.

TWO BROTHERS did war, a never ending feud,
Letters and threats, from their lawyers ensued.
The years did fly by and the gray settled in,
Shunned birthdays moved past, neither spoke to his twin.

Till one day when terrible news did arrive,
Stricken with cancer, one wouldn't survive.
An unexpected call received by the other,
"Come quickly to see your poor dying brother!"

TWO BROTHERS grown apart, could love come from hate?
One must swallow his pride, not procrastinate...

But he was too late!

One brother wept tears near a freshly dug grave,
Got down on his knees and there started to pray,
"O brother, dear brother, forgive my disgrace,
I'd give all my possessions to feel your embrace!"

TWO BROTHERS, a shame now that destiny is set,
One brother is gone; one is left with regret.

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