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To Rick My Brother


I see your face The pain and the sorrow The joy of tomorrow I remember the good times And the bad I'll always love you And, I always have



Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on March 16, 2020:

Thank you Bushra He did come to know God a year before he died. This seems to be what got him clean and sober immediately to everyone's surprise. Then he fell back into it. I believe I will see him again. :-)

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 15, 2020:

Very touching. May your brother Rick rest in peace!

Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on March 11, 2020:

Thank you both

My brother never quite got along with life but was a very deep thinker and very artistic. I think that was part of the problem. He was loved by many and bent over backwards for anyone. His memorial service was at a large church that was packed with people I did not even know. I was able to speak at it which was a blessing.

My consolation is that he did come to a relationship with God before he died and got off all drugs (including heroine) and alcohol "cold turkey". Most people were dumbfounded. Then he went back to it and I believe the stuff he got had something in it - there was an article in the paper the next day that others had died from the same shipment.

I believe I will see him again :-)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 11, 2020:

Short bittersweet poem embraced with love.

Thanks for sharing.

Kyler J Falk from California on March 10, 2020:

The 90's were a rough time for the California coast, my condolences to you and your brother.

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