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 Corona, CA on March 10, 2020:
The 90's were a rough time for the California coast, my condolences to you and your brother.