Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 13,561 Points (17.03.1965)

The Shirt Off Your Back - Poem by Lyn Paul

I have never known anyone, that would give everything they own
The shirt off your back, wherever you would roam
You nutured me - You held my hand -when we walked to school
I watched your many beatings, yet so brave you stood so tall
You were never shy of voicing, just what you truly thought
Sadly life skills were all that we were taught
There are many 'Sorrys' truly, .... that are owed to you
By so many people, they do not know Who?
You have been knocked down.... just far too many times
But with the guidance of your friends
They helped you stay on line
Your talent is being wasted, you could help so many like YOU, who has stood tall
Nuture them and feed them get them to knock down that wall
I have never admired anyone the way I admire you my brother
The strength you have given me reminds me just how we were
Laughing and crying it didn't matter what We knew eachother inside out and never we forgot
To not forget who we are, how ever long the track
Wanting to turn, yet knowing we could never look back

Some memories truly, NEED to be forgotten.




Copyright Reserved May 2014
LYN PAUL


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Thank you brother, you have given me something that money just cannot buy.

Comments about The Shirt Off Your Back by Lyn Paul

  • Gold Star - 9,421 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 5:47:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute to a brother from a sister, nice to read.
    All the comments here are so thoughtful! Thanks everybody. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,072 Points Heather Wilkins (7/21/2013 8:39:00 PM)

    a great tribute to your brother enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,011 Points Valerie Dohren (7/14/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    A touching poem Lyn, a great heartfelt tribute to your brother. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Danny Draper (7/11/2013 7:53:00 AM)

    Sibling love and admiration and loyalty well presented in this personal piece. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,284 Points Tarobinson1103@gmail.com Robinson (7/9/2013 9:38:00 AM)

    A very close relationship with your brother.
    He is worthy of tribute (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 363 Points David Wood (7/8/2013 5:38:00 AM)

    A lovely tribute to your brother. A good piece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,720 Points Neela Nath (7/7/2013 9:45:00 PM)

    Awesome! Spellbound I'm want to read again this poem time and again! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,276 Points Shahzia Batool (7/7/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    I have never admired anyone the way I admire you my brother! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! yes, we have the proof -this poem soulfully written...! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,697 Points Ramesh Rai (7/7/2013 3:37:00 AM)

    some memories are left life along that so we think, cry and laugh.nicely expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,272 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (7/7/2013 1:16:00 AM)

    Aye my dis is a touching ode to a brother, penned in a commendable poetic way, yeah stand talk pal. :) tc. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, May 1, 2015


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