My, brother, my friend (English sonnet)

by Michael   Feb 28, 2019


The times we had and stories that we shared,
when I did almost drown in waters deep.
I knew you were the one that really cared
You’d always guide me down from mountains steep.
You always searched a way out to the light;
and help me seek out where the tunnel ends.
You’d say that life was neither black or white
and sharing always helped to make amends.
You fought for justice in the halls of court
but sadly came the writing on the wall.
The hardest fight for you became so fraught
this was to be your cruellest case of all.
My brother now in peace I hope you rest
so sad am I the worse did come out best.

*This is dedicated to my brother-in-law but was like
a brother to me, who with great sorrow passed away yesterday.
A fine gent, lawyer, father and friend. rest in peace Steve*

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  • 4 months ago

    by Michael

    Thank you one and all for your supportive comments, so much appreciated

    Much love, Michael :)x

  • 5 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Sending my deepest thoughts and condolences. This was such a beautiful tribute and I hope you continue to write if it helps, and always, to remember and truly feel his presence and life.

  • 5 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Bless you and your sweet memories.

  • 5 months ago

    by Daniel

    Sorry for your loss, Michael. A beautifully written tribute to who I’m sure was a wonderful man.

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Our friends are the family that we choose and are just as close as blood family. Sending you a warm hug and much love. Milly x

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