Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Memories of a Brother – Elizabeth Melton Parsons



Memories of a Brother


An older brother, more like a dad

always there to protect and scold.

Knowing I could always depend

on you to be there for any need.

I took it for granted, you’d always be

there for me to lean upon.

With your passing, anger went deep

I could not eat_I could not sleep.

The anger grew with each passing day.

My heart turned cold_I could not pray.

The anger lessoned, turned to grief.

A grief so strong, I knew I’d never survive.

I couldn’t think about you at all,

To do so was more than I could stand.

I tried to pretend that you’d never been.

I turned from all, grew numb to all emotion.

Time passed, little things brought you to mind.

Memory wrenched at my gut and wasn’t kind.

I fought hard to forget, but it wasn’t to be.

Memories continued and set me free,

free to let you live in my heart.

Memories helped to keep you here and from

me never depart.

ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

5 thoughts on “Memories of a Brother – Elizabeth Melton Parsons

  1. This was nice.


  2. So sorry for your loss… what a beautiful tribute to him in your writings.


  3. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I never had a sibling, but yet I can empathize with you.
    Elizabeth ,I don’t follow too many blogs but yours is one that I do. From the beginning i felt some type of connection to you.You seem to be down to earth,have family values and you are so talented.
    I wish you well and hope your family knows no more sorrow.


    • You’re such a sweetheart, Ep. Thank you! You don’t know how much that means to me. It seems the losses in our family keep coming like waves of the sea. I was pretty down after learning of my cousin’s death last week. Comments like your’s are more comforting than I could begin to tell you. Have a beautiful week.


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