Justin Fitzpatrick

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Beautiful Brother - Poem by Justin Fitzpatrick

We all end up at the final note
Some unknown way
Some unforeseen how
We may not think it will reach us
Eventually we stop
Even if it seems impossible now

I had always thought I would laugh forever
What else I had to do?
My brother would tell a joke
And harmony would ensue

I had him
And he had me
We would annoy each other
And love

Once when I was six
And he were three
I taught him to tie his shoes
Although he would forget easily

Then when I was eight
And he now five
We went to the pool
And learned how to dive

And in our teens
We would play ball
Nearly every sport
We had fun with them all

And so it went
With games and such
With baseball cards
And laughter much

My clothes becoming his
His life becoming his own
My gestures becoming his
His ideas becoming known

He was beautiful
His heart innocent
His soul pure
He was my baby brother
He who I looked out for
He who I adored

So on with the shoes
That I taught him to tie
So on with the hockey puck
That he taught me to glide
So on with the video games
That he watched me play
So on with the sports scores
That we read everyday
So on with the ice cream
That we both would share
So on to the board games
And the hope we would play fair
So on with our action blockbusters
That we would pretend to create
So on with watching wrestling
Even though we both knew it was fake
So on with the music
That we discovered together
So on to the hope
That we’d be in each other’s lives forever

We all end up there
Sometime, someday
I had wish him there to be with me
Unforgivably, it is now he that will have to show me the way

Comments about Beautiful Brother by Justin Fitzpatrick

  • (1/14/2008 3:57:00 AM)

    beautiful poem of growing together in all the processes in life, it is the strong bonding of togetherness, caring and understanding that lingers making time endless. And in the end, it still becomes alive though now the lead has reversed. Thank you for sharing. Perfect 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 28, 2008

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