The Sister

The Sister

A Poem by Carrie Montgomery
"

for my cousin, Dawn, on the anniversary of her brother's death...we all miss you Johnny!

"

she frequents the very place

where he drew his last breath

a haunting in reversal

a ghost in life, not of death

 

she's a ghost of her former self

and she'll never be the same

instead of time healing her

it only brings more pain

 

some don't understand

and probably never will

 there's an emptiness inside of her

that this place can almost fill

 

she feels his presence stirring 'round

in the place that she now haunts

she strives to keep his memory alive-

lest he be forgot

 

dreaming her dreams of him

crying in the night

what she wouldn't give

for one last precious sight

 

so...

she frequents the very place

where he drew his last breath

she's a ghost herself,

since her dear brother's death

© 2009 Carrie Montgomery


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Reading this very personal and poignant poem, i feel like i'm experiencing your cousin's pain. I know how she feels, having gone through this with the death of my dad in 1998. Hope she can come out of her and start living life for herself, again. Thank you for sharing this very emotional poem with us.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have captured the essence of an individuals grief when faced with the shock, the numbness, and the struggle with the aftermath of losing a loved one. Brilliant !!!! Thank you for sharing!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

she's a ghost of her former self

and she'll never be the same

instead of time healing her

it only brings more pain


- These were my favourite lines. This poem has a very dark sweetness to it. It's quite beautiful, really. Great write!!

- Kriss

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Carrie Montgomery
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About Me I am a mother of 2. A 13 yr old and a 1 yr old.. happily married -depending what day it is!;) ~Self-Portrait~ tow-headed in summer's sun ;dirty-blonde in winter's chill.Eyes of green, w.. more..

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