Twin Poem

I wrote this poem to give voice to my twin grandsons regarding the competition for their parents attention. Each child is special and sometimes the one who disagrees is considered stubborn and "trying to be different." That's the whole point - they are different. My son and daughter-in-law are excellent parents and strive to provide a healthy and loving home life. The boys are awesome and I thank God everyday for blessing our family with twins!

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I lost my twin at 26. I'm 31 now. Every day gets harder. Every birthday is turmoil knowing another year without him. Every morning I'm wishing for only death. Each day is getting up going to...

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Twin Brothers

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Published: October 2012

Being a twin is not always easy
Why is everyone so blind?
I may look like my brother,
But I am one of a kind.

I want to be noticed
For the person that's me.
My brother is special too,
Why can't we both be?

We don't like the same things
We don't always agree
We are two individuals
Brother and Me.

We don't mean to be rivals
Just friends and brothers
Unique and separate spirits
Defending each other.

We share much in common
It's easy to see-
I am not my brother
And he is not me.

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  • by Nicole Beach
  • 10 months ago

I lost my twin at 26. I'm 31 now. Every day gets harder. Every birthday is turmoil knowing another year without him. Every morning I'm wishing for only death. Each day is getting up going to work not feeling purpose. You just don't know what you have until it's gone. We were special, different, and unique. He was my best friend, and I miss him every day, and it will never ever go away.

  • by Kenneth Oriando
  • 1 month ago

I lost my twin brother 15 years ago. I am 27, but it seems like yesterday. I feel emptiness in my life. Living without him is hard. Can't make my decisions, and I feel like I just can't make it alone. I suffer each day. I have tried looking for someone to be as close to as I was him, but I have ended up suffering.

  • by Jeremy Carson Nino
  • 7 months ago

I am going to my twin brother's funeral tomorrow. He was 30 years old. I miss him so much. We were exactly alike and best friends. I just want you to know that there are others like you. Nothing will make that missing piece go away, but they would've wanted you to live your life completely. Even though it was 5 years ago, my heart goes out to you and your family. Be strong for your twin.
- Another twinless twin.

  • by Christine
  • 7 months ago

Nicole Beach,
I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my twin brother in 2001. He was 35 years old. I must say for at least 5 years I was in constant pain. I ended up suffering from depression and didn't realize what was happening to me until. When my life got very difficult, I even attempted to take my life twice. I was told I had Situational Depression.

Thankfully I was able to get the help I needed. Please reach out and try to find help. I promise you things can get better. Of course I still miss my twin, but I came out at the other end okay. He would want me to live a happy life. I know he would. I'm sure your brother would want the same for you. All the best to you.
Sincerely, Christine Ruiz
Also a "Twinless Twin"

  • by Dawn Chetty
  • 8 months ago

I am so sorry, because I can relate to that. My sister and I are twins and are so close. I cannot imagine life without her. Don't wish for death. Live life to the fullest knowing as you do so you celebrate your twin's life. You are blessed to have known what it was to have a best friend till death. Only twins can relate to that.

  • by Brittany Rivera
  • 1 year ago

Great poem. I can relate with this poem. Am a twin myself, so I know where you coming from.

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