As we grew I watched you with ease,
A friendliness only siblings could share
But as you aged I watched that joy cease:
And in our friendship you seemed not to care.
In my maturity I saw your pain and flaws,
The way addictions ate at your soul like cancer.
All in vain I tried but it was time I could not pause;
Fruitless was my search for a cure, an answer.
Now mother is crying and you are thrashing
All about in protest of the love we are giving.
I'm watching you as both our worlds are crashing,
Hoping that soon dear brother, you begin living.
For now it is the addictions that are keeping you,
And in my dreams your heart is unreachable, deep blue.