A Poem by Natasha Reams


The day we heard, there was much sorrow,

There was dread and tears and pain.

But he was there and calm,

And bravely claimed his fate.

Before his time, however,

He had a wish to be Marine.

God was good, and at only seven,

His wish was granted.

I remember little of the time,

I was only six,

But before his time he had dreams.

Dreams of God and laughter.

Then it came, on April 10th,

The day I vow never to forget.

My parents sent me away,

And for days I wept.

I don’t remember his funeral,

Or what happened in the weeks to follow,

But I remember his birthday,

The very next day.

In years to come,

I doubt there shall ever be,

A better boy or man

Than my brother Erik, the Marine.


© 2013 Natasha Reams

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May I ask how old was he? Seven?

Posted 4 Years Ago

Natasha Reams

4 Years Ago

Yes. He actually died the day before he turned 8.
loved this, hey, why don;t ya try to write on it more as a book...i'd love to read more.
great write, thems' damn nice.100/100

Posted 5 Years Ago

Natasha Reams

5 Years Ago

Actually, my mom, Luann Reams, is almost finished with a book about my brother. It's on her profile .. read more
This was really good. I loved the emotions and the story it tells. Great job! :)

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow.. this is really moving.. more like a narrative - of a present day happening!

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on April 12, 2013
Last Updated on September 4, 2013
Tags: Poetry, Poems, Marine, Military, Teen, Death, Religion


Natasha Reams
Natasha Reams

Anderson, AK

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