My Brothers Keeper

The drawer in the dresser

is full of sentimental keepsakes

looking through them now

only makes your heart ache.

You pick up a photo

taken a long time ago

studying it hard

you can’t let it go.

The faces of your parents

look back at you

both of them younger

than you ever knew.

The look of love

was obvious in their eyes

smiling happily

as if it was all some surprise.

Now, at last

they are reunited once again

still you

can’t help feel a selfish pain.

Jealous that they

have found each other

while you are left here

to mind your brother.

Not that it’s his fault

for he knows no better

just that it’s hard

when you find life

tough to endeavour.

old photos in the wooden box
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