Marilyn Lott

Rookie - 279 Points (5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

My Brother Has Cancer

My brother has cancer
He’s four years older than me
He’s all that I have left
Of my original family

Medicine freaks him out
So in the hospital he goes
He’s also got dementia
How long he has, know one knows

So I’ve been thinkin’ quite a lot
About our childhood together
It was just he and I
And our dad and our mother

We played games constantly
Got in trouble when we’d fight
But that was a game as well
Our young world seemed so bright

Mom was sick a lot it seemed
I learned to cook quite young
I remember when my brother
Wouldn’t eat the gravy I spun

“I can’t eat this” he would say
“It’s got lots of lumps in there”
But now it makes me smile
So many memories we share.

But his mind is going quickly
I have to visit while it lasts
Chat about the happy times
Of our wonderful childhood past!

Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2007
Edited: Sunday, February 27, 2011

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  • Rookie Laterressa Fowler (5/18/2007 11:51:00 AM)

    i'm four years older then my sister and i can't even think bout that kinda of situation being reversed. sorry to hear bout your brother. (Report) Reply

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