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My brother was already three
Yet he still could not say “potty”
I would call and squeal his dear name
But received not a glance from he

My brother was already three
When aware doctors came to see
He was a boy with autism
Thus his world did not include me

My brother was already three
When I took him to go sightsee
But the busy crowds of Shanghai
Carelessly separated we

My brother was already three
And as appealing as Jet Li
When I let go of his small hand
Came parting of eternity

I spotted his teddy bear cap
Fluttering above the street floor
When I covered our distant gap
Sadly he was on earth no more

My dear brother was only three …
When he drowned in that traffic sea

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JanessaTheStrange said...
Mar. 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm:
Left me in tears. You are truely amazing!
 
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Saphira07This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 15, 2013 at 3:00 am:
No wrods..... Left me too sad...but great work...love the poetry...
 
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colorguardgrlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:45 am:
chills. simply amazing.
 
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Interminable_DreamerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm:
Is this true or no? Either way it's amazing!
 
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Kitty-Anneli said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 9:28 am:
Wow- i really love this lymerick, it's catchy- it repeats and its really close to heart.
 
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writer3499 said...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm:
This was amazing..hope it isn't true!! I really love it...what a creative way to tell a story!
 
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writer3499 said...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm:
This was amazing..hope it isn't true!! I really love it...what a creative way to tell a story!
 
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Michaela M. said...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm:
that is so sad the way you wrote this poem was amazing also if this is real im sorry
 
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belieber said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm:
what a creative way to tell a story
 
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lilovebug905598 said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm:
Wow. o.O so amazing I love it.
 
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jasont727 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm:
This is absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for this. 
 
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HaleyDRog. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm:
This poem is so amazing. I love it. I read it 4 times. You are gifted and have an incredible way of putting words down. I loved the rythum and the meaning behind the words. Keep up the great work!
 
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BrianaBeSoAwesome said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm:
This is REALLY good:) Keep writing
 
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katie123 said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm:
OMG i love this it is very deep and insightful!! so sad!! but great work!!!!!
 
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hanbanann4501 said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm:
i reallu loved this poem because in a way it doesnt give away too much but it gives away enough for people to relate to. loved this poem.
 
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Dawnheart said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm:
This is so sad, yet, so beautiful. I loved it, and hope it isn't true.
 
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Danica said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 1:28 am:
wow, this is really well written and everything, but just so sad! I'm so sorry if this is true!
 
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swimster23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm:
Shocking.  I don't understand it very much.  The drowning in traffic part i mean, but it was a really good piece.
 
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bmmsdm said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:34 am:
that was really sad but a very good poem
 
Shani211 replied...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm :
You are a talented writer and this poem is deep.
 
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