Brother

Brother

A Poem by Tate Viviano
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A poem about the estrangement of family.

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We shared a father

not a mother

yet I still don't fully know you brother.

Age is not the only thing that separates us.

I understand this river of our father flows both ways.

You swam downstream and I swam up.

Yet I still wished I knew you better.

You're happy I know

and I'm glad.

One day you will be a dad.

Hopefully you learned from ours.

His strengths

His weaknesses

Brother you have always seemed a stranger.

And it's my fault.


© 2017 Tate Viviano



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A very heartfelt write. Stained with regret, but beautifully expressed. R xo

Posted 9 Months Ago


We can all relate to this.... same family but....
great write and real!

Posted 9 Months Ago


I can relate to this assuredly. Though I share a mother and not a father with three of my siblings. Very touching with a tinge of regret.

Nicely done, Tate! :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


you know this is a very frequent thing,i`m sure many can relate,i am one of those fathers

Posted 10 Months Ago


Very heartfelt poem .

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Viviano

10 Months Ago

Thanks it sure is for me. Hope you enjoyed it!
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10 Months Ago

I did. I think many of us wish for a stronger bond with siblings... After the parents go they are .. read more
Beautiful and very real to relate to. I can feel the remorse or regret flowing through the poem, the weight of said fault on shoulders of the person of perspective. Great Job :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Viviano

10 Months Ago

Thanks so much it is definately one of my realest poems. Glad you enjoyed it!
One of the ways I evaluate a poem is whether it stays with me a while after I have read it. Yours does:)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Viviano

10 Months Ago

Aww shucks! It means so much to hear you say that!!!!
Lovely flow to this poem. It shows a mature acceptance of the status of a sibling relationship, but almost wanting it to be different. Good insight:)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Viviano

10 Months Ago

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much!
i liked it. i met my oldest brother when i was 16. the term half brother always seemed tricky. he later saved my life, your poem took me back. i like your honest writing. good.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Viviano

10 Months Ago

Thank you and yeah family is a strange hing you never get to chose. And really thank you for this ni.. read more
mercy party

10 Months Ago

signed and sealed thank you! good looking out.

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Added on January 19, 2017
Last Updated on January 20, 2017
Tags: Family, Love, Brother, Sad, Loss

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Tate Viviano
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I am twenty three and have been really writing poetry and stories since I was eighteen. I enjoy the poetry of the Sufi's as well as the greats such as Maya Angelou. I am so excited to share my work an.. more..

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