'Seven Times'

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Seven times’ ~ A poem for my younger siblings 

I have fallen in love seven times.

Seven pairs of eyes that blinked open

and looked back into mine.

My heart expanded into spaces

I did not know I had,

as your entire hand curled

around my single finger pad.

I no longer had but one shadow,

I smiled down to see now two.

Over the years,

your bodies changed and grew,

but your eyes are just the same

as when I first saw you.

siblingschildrenchildhoodlove

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Andy N

Mon 21st Mar 2022 21:18

Powerful. Really impressed with this (:

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Richard kent

Sun 13th Feb 2022 11:18

Very good, but not quite true, ...... or maybe it is ? No matter I like the sentiment. I hope to read more of your poetry.

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John Botterill

Sat 12th Feb 2022 17:56

A child's eyes remain the same! I'd never have thought of that! Lovely poem, Rachelle.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 12th Feb 2022 17:13

The poem is beautiful. The image is eternal.

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