Just Like Twins

Years ago, two boys were born.
Just like twins, they looked.
Or so everyone would say.

Two years separated the boys.
Aside from this fact,
Little difference could be found between them.

Many years passed and the boys grew apart.
A man of whiskers, the eldest became.
Clean shaven, the youngest always was.

Despite their outwardly differences,
The boys remained the same in one respect.
Sad and depressed, they both were inside.

So it should come as no surprise,
That just like twins, they both died one day.
Each with a broken heart.

by Cody McCullough

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  1. How beautiful and heartbreaking.
    BTW thank you for liking my post and following my blog. I look forward to reading more of your work. Cheers!

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  2. Cody McCullough

     /  February 20, 2013

    Thank you both for your comments. Usually I have an idea in mind when I write a poem, but this poem had an idea in mind for me when I wrote it.

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  3. ladyhawk87

     /  February 24, 2013

    What made you write this one? Its beautiful.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  February 24, 2013

      When I started writing this poem, I had an idea in mind based on personal life experiences. Once I started writing the poem, though, it took on a life of its own. In the end, I like to think of it as my way of paying homage to Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory.”

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  4. So sad… with an unexpected twist! Love your style

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 3, 2013

      I do like unexpected twists. Thanks for loving my style.

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  5. Oh so sad.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 12, 2013

      Thank you for visiting my blog too. I’m glad you liked this poem.

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  6. Hello, Storyteller…Nice!

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 12, 2013

      Thank you. I do try to tell a story with each poem.

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  7. The dimensions of the soul in a few lines.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 29, 2013

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. You have a good eye for interpretation.

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  8. A moving image is drawing here!

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  9. very compelling poem/story -and very true to life as life has no rules and anything can apply
    thank you for sharing

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 7, 2013

      I’m glad I shared this one. Glad you liked it too.

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  10. Hi Cody. That’s sad, yet it feels as though it was right. A bond had been made!Nicely crafted. Thank you for liking my poem ‘ Unwanted Guest!’ Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 7, 2013

      Good comment. When I began writing this one, I had no idea how it would end. As I continued to write, I just went with what felt right. Sometimes the poem knows more about itself than I do….

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  11. Beautiful and heartfelt. This has been my favorite what what I’ve read so far.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 12, 2013

      I’m glad this poem is your favorite. After I finished writing the entire collection, I mostly forgot about this one. It’s ironic that it is one of the top poems on my site. It shows me how much I still have to learn…. Thank you for you comment.

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