Dear Brother

April 25, 2011
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I sit here and wonder what life will be like

When we’re adults.



Will you remember that time?

That time when I stuffed confetti down your pants on Easter

And you cried

Because Mom wouldn’t let you get revenge?

Will you remember that while you watch your kids

Have a water balloon fight in your backyard?



Will you remember that time?

That time when I screamed at you

Because you weren’t washing the dishes fast enough

And that you should just let me do it, because I do it better anyways?

Will you remember that while you’re scrubbing a plate in your sink,

And your wife is telling you you’re using the wrong sponge?



Will you remember that time?

That time when I played Legos with you and we built a clubhouse

With a tiny balcony/dance floor

And when Dad came home he didn’t care to look at it?

Will you remember that when you help your son

Build a cabin with his Lincoln Logs?



I just wanted to make sure,

Because maybe you’ll be too busy,

Or stressed.

Or maybe you’ll just sincerely forget.

The happy memories

Slipping away down the river of your mind.



I hope not.

Please,

I hope they stay.





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Sourbunni00 said...
Oct. 1, 2011 at 10:43 am
Vidra, this made me cry, you know I have a little brother, too. Beautiful poetry. <3
 
Vidra This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 2, 2011 at 9:54 am
I'm really glad you can relate. Thank you for the comments, they are truely appreciated!
 
WithPenAndScript said...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Vidra, I get email updates every time you post because you make such BEAUTIFUL work. Your poetry isnt the typical every day it has its own life and breathes. IThey are so unique and just so well written. I hope you get many, MANY of your pieces into teh magazine because you truly deserve it. I could relate with my own little brother and the anecdotes. 
 
Vidra This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Your words mean so much to me, you would not even believe! I sometimes get so frustrated that I haven't been published, but then it just makes me want to write more. Thank you  for the kindness! And by the way, I see you have over 50 pieces submitted to TeenInk. I believe YOU are the one who deserves to be published in the magazine. I love your writing so much! It just resounds inside you. I can't really explain it, it's just GREAT! Lol. :)
 
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