This Poem was Submitted By: Ellen K Lewis On Date: 2012-08-14 23:45:51 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Ode For One part 1

Born without being desired for I was the third child born Always had the same 2 parents and a brother and a sister Our walls were barren no pictures or adornments but we had a painting in the main room. Our house was very quiet like a library but not a museum for their was no history to it but only a sense of now. There were no friends to call on no family within 2ooo miles just a man and a woman 3 children and fresh clean walls. When I was but 7 years old my big sister went away and then there were 3 who would avoid the 1. My mother went to hospital when I was 8 years old my father went to work each day my brother and I went to school. When I turned 11 and my brother was 15 the car he was riding in was struck full force by a freight train and survived! My mother struggled with her son with pain she could not bear it was his strength and determination that kept my mother strong. My father struggled with himself his wife gone crazy, a daughter lost a son forever disabled a burden that ate his manhood. My brother went away the following year with orders to not return another part of my mother died that day another child gone. And so my mother and I stayed on in the house without memories my father came less often until he didnt come at all. Those years are gone now mother and father are dead I am still the same as then and still alone  as I have always been.

Copyright © August 2012 Ellen K Lewis

Additional Notes:
~my intent is that someday one of my children or grandchildren will understand~

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