Friday, December 25, 2009

Oh, Brother

I loved you immemorial
And loved you since you were
And not even the deepest fall
Could that full love deter

From cradle side when you became
To separate beds we shared
In moments wild, moments tame
I loved you and I cared

In synching laugh and joining cry
You were my heart, my helping hand
Through wounds we kissed and cheeks we dried
You were my earth, my grounding sand

Because you are a part of me
And in our arms flows sacred blood
When you're subsumed in anarchy
You cannot be the only one

Did I not whisper words of warmth
To mend your fears when we were small?
And did not you with child hands
Bring comfort and my woes dissolve?

Half of my self, my sight, my soul
I will not get another
Slips into thunder's crashing roll
Come back to me, oh, Brother

9 comments:

naturgesetz said...

That's a very touching poem. It expresses brotherly love and longing so well.

YourFireAnt said...

This is achingly beautiful, and especially good to read just now.

FA

secret agent woman said...

Sweet. Reminds me of a peom you posted about Narcissus when I first found your blog.

Jason, as himself said...

You are a very talented writer!

BBC said...

21? Boy, do you have a lot to learn, your views will change a lot over the years if you manage to get to my age.

BrightenedBoy said...

BBC: How do you mean?

g said...

This is a pretty amazing poem. I don't know what you are saying about your brother - you mentioned things in earlier posts that resonate with me and lend an ominous shadow to the last stanza.

Your talent as a writer is obvious. I wish you much luck in your relationship with your brother - and bringing him to a safe and stable place.

Woozie said...

Don't feed the trolls, beebee

Megan said...

Stumbled across your blog and read this poem. Beautiful. K