Below is the poem entitled Little Brother which was written by poet
Waters. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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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.