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Get It Together

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Get It Together

Holding on to the past and refusing to forgive.
You're only hurting yourself, that's no way to live!
I'm your sister, yet we haven't spoken in years.
Please move forward and learn to confront your fears. 

Mom and Dad done us wrong by putting us in foster care.
It's unhealthy to hold grudges and to live life with despair.
Disowning your parents is one thing, but your siblings too?
Let me help, I understand somewhat what you went through!

You should be seeking solace with your siblings who love you!
Instead of dealing with the pain, you ran away and withdrew.
You were not the only one physically and mentally abused.
Our childhood without love left us all damaged and confused.

We were separated for 3 years, but together for another ten.
What I wouldn't give to see you and hug you once again. 
Seven of us were affected in one way or the other.
I want you back in my life, you're forever my brother!

You have neices and nephews that you haven't met.
It hurts to know you may one day be filled with regret.
You're welcome back in my life with no questions asked.
I want to be in your future and not someone from your past.


"To my brothers Kyle and Ben"


Sponsor	~ Poet ~ Destroyer
Contest Name  ~ India Arie - "Get it together" 

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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 2:31:00 PM
    Wow! my heart breaks for you. I had a simular relationship with my brother but it is improving. Hopefuly if she has read this poem she will have a better understanding of your heart and desire for a relationship.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:11:00 AM
    Lovely poem!

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Hi Cecelia, excellent and very telling poem about the heartbreak kids can feel especially when you lose each other. :) Sheri

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Get it together" contest Cecilia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 12:35:00 AM
    Cecilia, congratulations with your wonderful and well deserved win after expression your thoughts for the ~~India Arie - "Get it together" ~ Contest... It was nice hosting this contest for "Hughes, William" from the soup. Take care~ XOX ~PD

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 4:26:00 PM
    great write Cecilla,sad past but I see you intend to change the future,best of luck in the contest and with your brothers oxox

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:54:00 AM
    From the heart as always, Ben should see this, as I know he is smart enough to understand. After all in the end family is all we have. :) Nice Words As Always!

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 3:44:00 PM
    this was very heart felt for me. my hopes go out to you. i'm sure your doing the right thing by reaching out. and the way you wrote it was exceptionally nice. artful , as it should be.

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:11:00 PM
    so good and so right..I pray for what you wish..we aren't on earth long enough for all this separation. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 7:28:00 PM
    You gave me chills,and almost brought me to tears...Very heartfelt write indeed! Jeepers!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 10:53:00 AM
    heartfelt write, my friend. Congrats on your wins ; )

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 7:50:00 AM
    what a touching poem. I am so sorry about this for you. I sure hope that he will one day reunite with you.