Remembering You Again

For my brother, Martin

I’m going to sling your memory
over my shoulder
back pack you round the world

slide you on to station platforms
alongside the passing panorama of footsteps
that echo on that slice of cold cement

tuck you into airplane lockers
overhead the sleeping flyers
in that metal coffin in the ice cream clouds

nestle you among bus luggage
beneath the picture windows
and the ribbon racing road

I will unpack you in every village
every town and every city
in every land and nation

on every continent and land mass
crossing the oceans and seas
catching every wave and tide

circling the earth on winds and breezes
following sunsets and solar eclipses
and every cycle of the moon

until I find a place of resting
until I find a place of peace
until I find a place of peace

© M.L.Emmett

Written for my brother, Martin.
Died 26th April 2007 by his own hand in a Bluebell Wood

bluebell sunrise

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Filed under Death, Family, Grief, Poem

2 responses to “Remembering You Again

  1. Victoria Norton

    That’s so beautiful Thanks for sharing this.

    Like

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