Stewart

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My brother Stewart was first —
First child, a bundle of joy
My parents’ hearts nearly burst.

pict0858-1My mother, a nurse, now nursed
Her firstborn, a sweet baby boy
My brother Stewart was first

But life is so unrehearsed
There followed girl, boy, girl, boy —
My parents’ hearts nearly burstpict0965-1

My mother was fully immersed
Home became her employ
My brother Stewart was first

To marry, and not quite divorce
His happiness – just a decoy?
My parents’ hearts nearly burst

And then, the end, the worst
A heart attack, life destroyed
My brother Stewart was first
My parents’ hearts nearly burst.


Photo Challenge: Nostalgia — got me thinking about my oldest brother who passed away too young – at the age of 59.

Here’s a villanelle to go with the Photo Challenge.

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