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Brotherly Love

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Everyone had a sister or brother The forever faithful friend Who shares your heart and blood Your hopes and dreams Even your thoughts! Except me There would be no sibling for me No familial relation to hold To follow around or feel Tagging at my barefoot heals There would never be the sounds Of laughter and love Beneath cotton sheets Covering smiles and giggles From two who were the best friends God could have gifted you with Everyone else had a sister or brother A friend for life who one couldn’t resist Teasing and tempting to listen To those silly stories and lively dreams Even though you knew, in all truth, you were being Ridiculous to even think such things There would be no trailing limbs Following behind me with hopes of keeping Pace with the older, more sophisticated Sibling – the one who knew things That they didn’t… things like how to Talk mom and dad into gadgets that required Nagging and pleading, tormenting until The thing was won and there was victory sung On the hearts of this child who had begged For the last ice cream or that special movie Some video game that was a bit violent Possibly, for some simplicity like staying up late Or spending the morning sleeping in Without the hassle of waking for breakfast Or maybe a breakfast of chocolate chip cookies Instead of milk and cereal rich in nutrition Everyone had someone to talk to at home Someone like them… a child who would listen With the assurance that they understood Much better than the adults ever could Everyone but me, the only child, the silent Thought of longing with a hunger that could Only be inspired by a heart who desperately Wanted a sibling, another heart to listen Another soul to whisper gentle hope to Someone who would be a best friend A kindness that is whispered in prayers A feeling of light radiating all around Filling the eyes with twinkles that abound In love and laughter, a sense of adoration That comes to those who see that God Has given the greatest dream to those Who hold the key to happiness in the hand Of a soul who is their relation and friend The one who will always be there to say “you’re a wish that I wished and a prayer That I prayed… you are the gift of love That God sent down from heaven above” I missed out on this delicious treat And feel a little sad when I see someone else Take for granted that beautiful bond Between brother and sister – sweet, brotherly love… Sent to sweeten life with a hint of brilliance That comes to life on the heart of those who believe God gave us more than a sibling when He blessed us With the gift of a friend who would last forever!

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