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To My Younger Brother

This is to my younger brother-
I know we don’t share the same mother,
But this heart inside me I own,
And I know you hone,
The very same one as me,
I know this complexity,
And you must understand,
Try however hard you can,
I hold deep love for you,
And never want you to go through,
The struggles I did,
You’re still a kid,
But I know you’ve got a good mind,
It’s something often hard to find,
See we share more than DNA,
Realize we share the way,
To live in a head of creativity,
Words are our way to be;
You see my brother,
We may not share,
The very same hair,
But our eyes,
Hold surprise,
In the very same style,
We should spend awhile,
It’s so rough for me to face,
That this is now my place,
And I’m such a distance from you,
Was never around as you grew,
And you may think I’m nuts,
But this is what’s what,
My explanation means nothing,
But I can tell you one thing,
We’ll be eye to eye,
For the very first time,
I’ll lean close and whisper,
It’s nice to meet you I’m your sister.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2011 10:27:00 AM
    Very nice Dee...