Thurman P. Woodfork

AGING SIBLINGS

The eldest child has passed away
and left brief silences in the day…
moments of realization, as time
goes on… she’s no longer here;
she has gone.

My oldest brother came today
to tell me what to do should he
suddenly pass away. I listened
carefully with an inward sigh,
and only after he’d left did I
begin to cry.

Thurman P. Woodofrk: Aging Siblings
Doris Elaine Woodfork Norton: 1922 – 2005

IWVPA Club Recognition of Outstanding Non-War Related Writing: July 21, 2005
Awarded: July 21, 2005