>Oh Brother

1 Nov


Image courtesy of Magpie Tales #38

your carefully constructed bouquet
wilts and crumbles
exposing blackened brambles
and the vicious thorns
lying beneath
wishes hurled in haste
reserved for the worst of enemies
land on distanced brothers
murdering siblings with
tattoos removed
covered and destroyed
leaving you both
the only son
in a sea of sisters
your epitaph cracked
revealing your would-be legacy
to be nothing more now
that the truth of what
it really is

©2010 | Micael Chadwick


9 Responses to “>Oh Brother”

  1. Lynne H. November 1, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    >This is really good Micael.. wistful..and the picture is beautiful, in that longing, desolate way..very nice indeed…

  2. Vencora November 1, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    >ah, to expose the truth of things.

  3. Nubian November 1, 2010 at 11:52 am #


  4. Jane November 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    >Happy Monday morning to you, dear poet :))

  5. Julie November 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    >Nicely written, Brother, in my opinion. I like the dead hand of fate giving its interpretation along the journey.It paints a nicely bleak picture.

  6. willow November 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    >"The only son in a sea of sisters" grabbed me, since my husband is an only male in a sea of five sisters.Excellent bit of writing.

  7. becca November 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm #


  8. Mrs. Hyde November 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    >I love, love, love your poetry. I was struck by 'the only son in a sea of sisters' too. If you decide to teach an online course, let me know. xoxo

  9. Reflections November 2, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    >The truth exposed, 'the only son in a sea of sisters'… love that line.

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