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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21 thoughts on “Just Like Twins

  1. 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.

    1. 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.”

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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….

    1. 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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