f is for friend. #atozchallenge

best friends.

f is for friend.
for Brian

We were mind readers
But only for each other
Volumes spoken
Without a single word
A giant hug shared
Because we just knew
Laughter so strong
It hurt our insides
Support and love
Without hesitation
Destined to be friends
The perfect combination


My cousin Brian and I were born three months apart to the day. We sat together in preschool sharing crayons and cookies. Though we lived in different towns and couldn’t see each other as much as we wanted, we had a bond that built an amazing, unforgettable friendship. It wasn’t just because he was family – he would have become family to me anyway. Brian died when we were 19.

A to Z challenge — a letter a day throughout the month of April (except Sundays) until we reach z. My theme is small.

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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23 Responses to f is for friend. #atozchallenge

  1. Oh, Sandra, what a lovely tribute to a friend and cousin. That must have been so hard to lose him…
    Diane from

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  2. Miriam says:

    What a heartfelt and lovely tribute Sandra. Beautiful words for a man who was obviously a beautiful soul. xo

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  4. Oh that’s so sad. He was so young! What a lovely poem to honor him.

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  5. What a BEAUTIFUL tribute. Lovely, my friend. 🙂

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  6. Beautiful words for a lovely tribute. Great work on F

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  7. Beautiful tribute! Hugs to you!

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  10. Oh this is so well written.. a great tribute.. I’m sorry for your loss

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