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Poetry About Brothers: Go Away

Updated on June 16, 2013

Knock. Knock. Knock.

He's knocking on the door again

I feel so bad for ignoring it

But mom said don't let him in


The knocks are getting harder

God tell me this isn't real

If I let him in again

Who knows what he'll steal


I lost more than enough.

Because of his addictions

God take him home

Give him this last benediction


Mom can know peace

And I don't have to dread the knocks on the door

I don't have to know my brothers sleeping on the streets

Please God I can't take it no more


Go away

Just go away and don't come back again

You're supposed to be the brother I'm supposed to look up to

Not some strung out druggie trying to meet your end





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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It's a shame to have to see that, but you are right we still have to keep on.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I've been out of the loop myself Sheila. Dealing with life, and a little scared to write.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It was very hard. He passed away, but he was clean and sober before he did.

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      Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      That is deep, reminds me of a sister I once had, have no idea where she is now, but we can't all get dragged down that dead end street! Great work here, Philly!

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      OMG - this is soooooooooo wonderful, Philly. Sorry I haven't been keeping up lately. But when my inbox said there was a new one from you I thought i'd take a quick peek. So glad I did. I'd forgotten what a rare talent you are. Kudos to you, honey. Voted up - and awesome, beautiful (there was no button for 'horrifying') and intersting. You're the best Philly.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Wow, what a powerful piece. I feel for that younger sibling who has to watch their older brother suffer like that. It must be truly painful knowing you can't let him in. Tough love.