Friday, April 8, 2011

TWIN BROTHERS DIE AT 92

BY JUDY HAUGHTON-JAMES


      I have just read an amazing report shared by another twinless twin Angela from Germany. It was about 92 year old twin brothers from Brazil who died a few hours apart.  They have always been together and one had to go to a hospital far away. He died there and a few hours later his twin also passed away.  I think it would have been very difficult if one of them was left.
       This story brought to mind the times when Janine and I would discuss what would happen if one of us died first. We thought it would be great if we both died at the same time or I would say that I wanted to die first and vice versa.
      Since Janine's death, I have heard of the case of twins dying at the same time and it was always under rather tragic circumstances such as an accident, fire etc. Recently in my homeland, Jamaica, there was the sad case of young twin girls dying in a fire. That made me realize that this isn't the best thing to think.
      I give God thanks for the almost 47 years Janine and I were together. We did not die at the same time but at least I know the day will come when we meet again. Two years ago I never thought I could write a poem but tried the one below shortly after Janine's death.
                 JUD AND JAN
Jud and Jan from one came into the world as twins,
What a wonderful 47 years it has been,
We will never allow our twinship to dim.
We give glory to God who gave each of us a special friend,
One guaranteed right to the very end.


Together again we will unite,
Oh, that day will be bright.
Wow! What a wonderful sight!
Jud and Jan that is God's plan,
Greater than any coined by man!


     As I copy this poem from my journal  I realize that then I was still saying "WE!"

4 comments:

Anjy Roemelt said...

Hi, Judy, that's a neat poem. I had to smile at the line that God gave you each a special friend. He did that to me, too, only I am the only one who knows that. It comes at the high prize of being called "crazy" by a lot of people but it's nonetheless special for that.
I'm thinking about doing a blog for my twin here, too. All said and done, the chance of many people reading it is next to nil, isn't it? :-)))

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Anjy! As a twinless twin I fully understand your experiences. It would be a good idea to start a blog here also. I will gladly comment there. Many persons may not comment but you will get visitors. The Blogger Dashboard will tell you how many visitors visit your Blog. I have gotten many visitors so far and hope it grows with time.You have to list your Blog with search engines etc. They are many ways to get visitors but it does take time. I still have a lot to learn about Blogging!

The Belly Dancer said...

Lovely poem Judy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much The Belly Dancer! I really need to try writing some more poems soon! Take care.

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