He Was Only Three MAG

May 25, 2009
By Xindi Xu SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
Xindi Xu SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
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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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This article has 31 comments.

Shani211 said...
on Jun. 21 2010 at 3:35 pm
You are a talented writer and this poem is deep.

on May. 27 2010 at 9:58 pm
vikesfan28 GOLD, Genoa, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
I'm still a geek on the inside, that's the important thing.

-Wierd Al Yankovic

Shocking.  I don't understand it very much.  The drowning in traffic part i mean, but it was a really good piece.

bmmsdm said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:34 am
that was really sad but a very good poem

on Dec. 31 2009 at 6:46 pm
EMOEMY GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If the world didn't suck we would all fall off", "My life's goal is to make those closest smile and laugh", "If you don't like it change it"

I cried I have a little brother and when he was three something similar happened to him.

on Dec. 21 2009 at 3:01 pm
JustAlice. SILVER, Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." Moulin Rouge

very sad yet very beautiful. i felt like i was there in that moment. this really is a wonderful peice

on Dec. 14 2009 at 1:47 pm
teenwrite123 BRONZE, New York, New York
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i can recite the last stanza by heart

on Dec. 9 2009 at 11:16 am
PoetOfNyx16 SILVER, Port Angeles, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I dont know why I cut myself, god, give me a sign or help, I won't cry it'll be fine, I'll take my last breath, push it out my chest, 'till there's nothing left."

wow, that made me cry a little, its really sad and moving, beautiful repetition, and i hope you keep writing like this, its amazing

LEXB said...
on Dec. 8 2009 at 7:50 am
i like how you used repetition, it really gave the writing more emphasis

on Dec. 4 2009 at 10:58 am
scarletP SILVER, East Lansing, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"A smart girl listens but doesn't believe, kisses but doesn't love and leaves before she is left."
-- Marilyn Monroe

at first i wasnt sure what to think...but then i got to the end and it all came togethor...this is very nicely writter, you are extremely talented keep it up!

Katie.T. GOLD said...
on Dec. 3 2009 at 5:03 pm
Katie.T. GOLD, Chaptico, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Why go for a 100%, when with a little more, you can have 110%." -KT

Sad...I am hoping this is not true :(

on Nov. 30 2009 at 7:40 pm
NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
~a woman looked at me and said, "You know, you really don't look Indian."So I smiled at her and responded: "Well you don't look stupid, but appearances can be awfully deceiving."~

WOW. This piece moved me, it didn't have to be descriptive, yet the story was clear and heartbreaking. Don't stop here, you're truly talented.

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