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You’re bigger than me
You’ll always be bigger 
So significant 
to me you are 

There were 3
And then there were 4
That we heard about all our existence 
And finally met
Watched our bodies grow bigger and bigger
Our beings created
Coming into ourselves now
Watched our mistakes grow fewer and fewer
And I think we’re growing up now

Clock toys that sing to us
Stuffed dogs 
That aren’t really stuffed
at all

learning sarcasm was a funny fellow
and very good friend

Soccer in the yard
You were my heroes
So big
So cool
Seemed you knew
Little did I know
I’d be as big as you
And when I was
knew nothing

Followed you everywhere
Had no where else to go
Than behind you

You left
 To the high sea
Couldn’t follow
Stayed at the pond
Vessel will find its journey
I felt 
Yes it will
Always onto the next thing
Dreaming for improvement
But there’s a magnificence 
To a childhood moment
You never get back
And don’t miss 
til you don’t have

Still just that little girl
And you’re still bigger
You’ll always be bigger
But the gap is getting smaller
Shared our 20s all together
for a short time
As we will our 30s 40s
Isn’t everyone still just a kid?

There were 4 
And then I came along
There were 5
And then there were 4 again.

License plates change
Rings exchanged 
Ashes buried 
Grief carried
Forgiveness given
Fights every now and then 

Laugh about our parents
Call em crazy cuz we understand
While secretly thinking the others are like them
But respect is what they deserve
cuz they are bigger

I love you
You are bigger 
You will always be bigger

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