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Little Brother

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Little Brother

From the moment that I held you in my arms,

I knew this to be true;

I was put here on this Earth-

So I could protect and watch over you.

 

Who would shield you from monsters?

Who would hold you tight?

Who would wipe away your tears?-

And remember to leave on the hallway light?

 

I wonder who would sing to you;

As you fell asleep?

Who would honor all of the-

 Promises that I vowed to keep?

 

Would you feel lonely?

Would I be missed?

Would you beg for another sibling?

What if I didn’t exist?

 

Sometimes when I ‘push’ you-

It’s so I know that you’ll be okay.

I worry about you every moment;

I think of you every day.

 

I know that we fight often;

We don’t always see things through.

I know sometimes I blame you,

For things you didn't do.

 

I yell at you out of annoyance;

And sometimes out of fear.

You know that if you need me-

I will always be right here.

 

You are my brother,

I sometimes tend to boast.

You’re the person in my family;

I always love the most.

 

I would do anything to make you smile,

To take away the pain-

Even though you break my stuff,

And make me go insane.

 

I sometimes lose my patience,

And other times my drive.

I’m glad that you are here to hug me,

And make me feel alive.

 

 I don’t often tell you-

But I’m really proud.

Even though you make obnoxious sounds-

And you can be VERY loud!

 

Your youth is a gift,

Your innocence is a joy,

I’m so glad that you are my baby brother;

You’re an amazing little boy.

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 12:42:00 PM
    this is a beautiful and very touching tribute! i'm glad to see it as one of the winners in the contest...

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:06:00 PM
    I love the sentiment in this poem. I too had a little brother (nine years younger), whom I adored. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:54:00 PM
    I'm a little late reading today. I'm glad I saw your poem. Any sibling would love it as I do. RAY

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:13:00 PM
    Alyssa congratulations on this wonderful poem. Brothers can be a pain at times. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Alyssa, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win... A true reminder of when we were young with our family.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:15:00 AM
    What a tender and lovely poem to show love between siblings. I have a big brother that I adore!! This moved me!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:28:00 AM
    I can't believe no one has commented on this one. What a wonderful tribute to your brother. I am honored to be the first to say congratulations on this moving piece.