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A woman shares fond memories of growing up with her brother who has passed away.

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My name is Tiffaney and I lost my brother/Twin on Dec 12th, 2005. Worst day of my life. My brother, a true best friend, role model, awesome uncle and so much more went out to help my husband …

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© Melinda K. Hayes

Published: Feb 2006

Love You Brother

JIMMY JIMMY COCOA POP
Let me see your smile.
We'll run down to the fallen pine
and play for just a while.
You can be whoever you choose,
I'll be someone too,
As long as we are hero enough,
to keep Thor from getting our shoes.
Let's get Charlotte an Aggie,
and go jump into the creek or run down to the electric fence
and convince Charley to take a leak.
Later we'll sneak to Ma's kitchen
for sugar and some bread,
maybe whisper little nothings
just to mess with Eddie's head.
Hide and seek, kick the can
tie Charley to a tree.
King of the hill, racing bikes
dare Charley to turn the key.
Foolish dares and mischievous plans
witty bunch of hooligans.
Oh how we can get under Mom's skin
with all of our shenanigans.
So much did we say and do,
vivid
such sweet memories of you.
Sad it is, to not have one last chance
to sit and reminisce about our past.
Laughter to the point of tears
of all we shared throughout the years.
Yet
Maybe...
We may still see each other,
sometime in a dream,
we'll walk along and old dirt rode
sharing how it use to be.
Or perhaps
I'll hear that childhood laugh
and you'll let me see that smile.
We'll run down to that fallen pine
and play for just a while.

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  • by Tiffaney Flynn, Philadelphia Pa
  • 10/28/2014

My name is Tiffaney and I lost my brother/Twin on Dec 12th, 2005. Worst day of my life.
My brother, a true best friend, role model, awesome uncle and so much more went out to help my husband who was in an altercation with a few other young men, when a few other guys approached them, one who had a pistol. Who then shot my brother one time in the head leaving him dead at the young age of 25. My brother Cleo Scott Flynn would have been turning 34 tomorrow October 29, 2014. However we will be attending a graveside to show our respect to him and to wish our Happy birthdays. Thankfully after 9 yrs. of searching and hoping, my brothers murderer was caught and sentenced to 20-40 years up state. I am just sharing my story so hopefully some people can realize fighting does not resolve the issue. Please know how to just simply walk away. You never know how bad the situation can get. Unfortunately my family had to learn the hard way. My brother and I were just sitting together on a couch when I fell asleep and wake to this news. Please think before you react.

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