Leaving the Nest

April 28, 2010
By , Louisville, KY
Having siblings as you grow up
Can make things seem at times like they will always say the same
Even when your brother starts to shave and go on dates
You pretend to ignore it like it’s going to stay the same
But deep inside you know some days you won’t see them
That some day they’ll leave and won’t come back except on holidays and birthdays
They’ll go off to college meet someone
Get married
Buy a house
Have a different little girl in there life other than there sister
The one who taught you to walk
Will teach someone else
Who was always there at the best and worst times
Has gone off to deal with his own
Your brothers gone
He has found more people to care and love for
But he will always remember you and the times you had together
The times you fought
The times you stood up for each other
When it was you and him versus the world
and sometimes just your parents
The times you watched movies together
The times he watched movies you couldn’t watch
When you couldn’t drive and he could
When he got all those scholarships and straight A’s
When you failed he said “it’s okay”
He reminded you he had failed before
And I haven’t failed since
Because you helped me with homework
I use to be a mess
Your brother helped you get into the best high school in the state
Now he’s going to college
He can’t wait for you to catch up
Your stuck with your parents
And your upset
But there’s nothing you can do
It will be your turn some day
To leave the nest
And go on your way

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Squeeball said...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 12:45 am
I love this poem. It really reflects the author's feelings fo their brother.
gir8gerl19 replied...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 12:47 am
Squeeball replied...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 12:50 am
No problem. I really like what you did in this peom. The tone is obviously one of sorrow, and longing for your brother to come home. You two obviously had a really deep connection.
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