ODE TO BROS

ODE TO BROS

A Poem by M.Babu
"

"Inseparable those two!"

"

I was never far behind,

When he chose to play.

I'd force my hands into

His own.

He'd smile and 

lead the way,

 

Always two steps ahead,

With a permanent expression.

A ready smile for all

We passed,

On various adventures.

 

His sweet tooth was

Insatiable,

But he'd always break in

Two.

The chocolate bars

He bought and stashed,

Under floorboards in his 

Room.

 

He never once complained,

When he had to cancel

Plans.

Even if it meant to sit 

and Teach me

Element'ry math.

 

He was far from perfect,

This I know,
I’d known him all my

Life.

I’ll remember though,

Despite the thunder,

His snore,
Served as my

Lullaby.

~M.Babu~

© 2016 M.Babu


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Author's Note

M.Babu
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All imaginary, of course!

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As the youngest of seven children, two brothers,others pretty obvious (!), i really love the touch and sight of this poem. There's something very special in a happy sibling relationship... an exchange of fun and tears over the years., And whilst there can be horrors suffered within families - and there are many, one can only pray that your words radiate and inspire. Love the last few lines, they're laughter making! You lay your phrases so delicately yet precisely. What a fine write.

' I’ll remember though, Despite the thunder, - His snore, Served as my - Lullaby. '

Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

I'm always happy whenever you leave your thoughts on my work. Thank you so much for reading mademois.. read more
you are lucky , my brother and myself are 8yrs apart and light years different lol

Posted 3 Years Ago


Aw, a bond with a brother is unlike any other. They're always fun to be around. I can easily feel the love coming from this poem, good work :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


I wish I had older siblings, haha.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ahh, this is the sweet side of having an older sibling. There are plenty of down moments too, but my sons are pretty much inseparable. Nice imagery.

Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

Thanks Jaycee! The down moments are wholly catered for by yhe better ones if you ask me!
Gra.. read more
I had 3 boys, the youngest had a personality like this big brother, lol. Alas the other two were pranksters. As they grew older, the eldest is more like this. Two things struck me about this, in all my divine wisdom, when I had children this is what I expected. The second is that I remember my dad like that. Wonderfully written!

Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

Nothing like maturity to activate the protective instinct! I'm glad the words could take you somewhe.. read more
/But he'd always break in
Two.
The chocolate bars
He bought and stashed/

A sweet poem - a memory shared - a bro who cared to shared his sweets en suite!

Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

Thanks Solar! Brothers that share candy are rare! :D
A great poem about brotherhood. Its really cool to create an expression of someone we are in such close relations. A fine tribute.

Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

Many thanks Dayran!
This is a warm read of brothership. Thank you for sharing. Loved the last five lines...

I’ll remember though,
Despite the thunder,
His snore,
Served as my
Lullaby.


Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Arthur!
I'm honored!
Very nice, it sounds like you got lucky, my two older brothers were 5 and 6 years older so I was the target of their pranks and jokes. But that was ok, when I was ten years old I had a growth spurt and ended up an inch taller than either of them. I look back on it now with warmth and understand there was no malice in their actions, they helped make me who I am today and I like myself pretty well and almost as much as I like your poem :~)

Posted 3 Years Ago


M.Babu

3 Years Ago

In essence, your review describes my reality. Though in my family, we're three boys, with me comfort.. read more
Bear

3 Years Ago

I am a middle child, I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters, 3 younger and 3 older and I can tell you it is.. read more

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