Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Litany

He will be 46 years old soon. This birthday, as have many others, will be spent behind bars. He is currently a guest of the county, awaiting trial for his most recent caper. The ndictment handed down in December reads:

Burglary, theft, battery, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a defaced firearm, unlawful possession of firearm with FOID card, resisting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.


The weapon is a new twist to his repertoire.

When If convicted, my brother will likely serve 7.5 of a 15 year sentence.

It’s the same old song.

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've come to peace with the poor decisions he's made. I'm glad you're not bearing any guilt because of this.

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  2. Do you miss him? I've never had anyone in my family go to prison. I imagine that has to eat at your soul a bit, yes?

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  3. I can relate to this. I can't keep track of which federal facility he is in he gets moved around so much. I keep wondering what it is he is doing to get moved like he is. It is killing my grandmother...she wants to see him one more time before she dies.

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  4. Do I miss him? No. What I miss is the idea, the lost potential and the hope of him. What I miss is what he should have been/should be for his kids :(

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  5. so sad.
    Glad you are you!

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  6. Sigh - Although none of my sibs are in jail (yet)... I feel your pain of wishing you could see what their lives could have been if they hadn't screwed up so bad :(

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  7. Sounds like my Uncle. It breaks my heart to see how it hurts my grandmother.

    I'm sorry you missed out on having a brother.

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  8. Some people just get lost, don't they. You have my sympathies.

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  9. i hear what you say about missing the idea if what he could be, the potential of his life, and what is lost.
    it's like having to go through a form of a grieving process...
    j.

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