My Brother's Keeper

Rest now little brother do not make a fuss. 

Learn to know you words and speak with a leveled mind. 

This world will be harsh and will not change its ways. 

If not now, please learn in time. 


I know that you are lost, once I stood where you now stand. 

Yes, father is gone. No, he will not return. 

Listen now little brother, keep your attention fixed. 

Soon, one day I must go but know that I will return. 

For you my little brother, for you alone. 


In my absence you must protect those we love. 

Our sisters and our mother. 

Hear me little brother, I don’t have much time. 

The day will soon come when I must truly leave you behind. 

And only then will I not return. 


Rest now little brother dream a dream. 

When you awake, I will be here.

Until the time comes that I shall watch from a distance. 

For when you came into my life. 

I vowed then and always to protect you. 

This poem is about: 
My family
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