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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
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My brother Ron has been sick for three years now and we keep him at home


Ah yes, he’s still my brother
Of course he’s not the same
To others he’s just a bother
To them I say “for shame”

Once he was tall and strong
A friend to all he met
He often whistled and sang a song
I say it’s not over yet

Yes, he lays in bed all day
Fed by a tube in his belly
There’s nothing he can say
Some might think him silly

But not this man I say
Not this wonderful man
I watch his eyes when I pray
I know God has a plan

Yes , he’s still my brother
And I am my brother’s keeper
I would never give to another
This fight against the Reaper

Three years ago today
This illness struck him down
But God let him stay
And I seldom see him frown

Yes, he’s still my brother
Not the way he used to be
He reminds me of our mother
Her strength in him I see.

I’m sure our Mum in heaven
Smiles down on him and I
Her sons she had seven
And the oldest am I

Yes, he’s still my brother
And we are both her sons
And she would have no other
Look after all her sons.

By Luke

June 7th 2007

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/19/2007
well done
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/26/2007

This composition like most of Your works leads one to the magic of the family's togethernesss.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/26/2007
WOW! A miracle "I" pray!
What a dear sweet brother you are! The intense bond shows!
May strength be apart of each of your passionate hearts!
Thank you for sharing yours openly! God Bless!
Warmly, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive! Happy and STrong!
Reviewed by Cedric III 8/4/2007
how odd.
i know someone with your name [Larry Matthews... not sure about the D though...]

i like the allusion to cain and abel 'am i my brothers keeper' and the way you have changed it and rearranged it to show us how it SHOULD be. that is really well done.

i like the way you have written this.
you are not negligent of the fact that your brother is not who you know him to be but you do not say that he is not who he is. if that makes any sense.

sure he cannot talk, eat, interact like he used to but he is still your brother and his counrage and strength are still fierce and all those traits that you remember being outworked still remain within him.

and while some days he may not look like your brother physically i think this is a brilliant tribute to the brother you know him to be and also to your mother who clearly taught you boys how to look after eachother.

Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 6/26/2007
Wow, what a tribute to your brother. You have a closeness few really know or will take the time to appreciate. What a blessing you are to him as he is to you.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 6/8/2007
warm and special poem that impacts. thanks for sharing it.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/7/2007
Larry, I can so relate to your touched my heart and I relieved a few moments with my brother. This is such a wonderful tribute to your brother and I'm sure he knows in his heart how much you love and care for him. I'll keep the two of you in my prayers and know you'll get a certain peace and comfort during your day. God Bless You.
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/7/2007
what a wonderful tribute to your brother...good on you and,

Peace always
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/7/2007
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/7/2007

Beautiful tribute to your brother; well done! Would that more less fortunate people had family like this.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/7/2007
Wonderful writing,enjoyed...Hugsss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/7/2007
a wonderful tribute to family and the ties that bind us so closely

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