Your small fingers used to close around mine
Clutch them in a nervous grip
We would waddle along side by side
Braving the world, time and tide
That time you flew off the swing
My heart stopped dead
I fell down right next to you
Wishing I could share your pain
I was proud, so proud
To have you by my side
And now you’re a stranger
Oh blood of mine!
I know I hurt you so
When I told you I wanted a brother
I know I hurt you, by word and deed
When all you ever did was look up to me
I know I loved you so
Still do, still do, so much it hurts
Only I forgot that I was acting quite contrary
I wasn’t there when you needed me
Oh! I should have been
It hurts,hurts so much when you turn away
I wronged you, kicked you when you were down
Fought you for our parents’ love
Only, someday it crossed a line
A line I failed to see
Now you have not the will nor the patience
To hear my pleas, my apologies
Now I’m left all alone
Wondering if you would forgive my follies
But Why should you
You are younger and I was cruel
Oh brother, my brother!
Oh blood of mine!
That day when I realised
That all life must one day end
I did not panic, did not cry
Only wished that you would live and I die
You used to call me cutie pie
Like I was all that mattered
Every time you berated me
You left my heart in pieces
I gave u all the trouble I could
I used to drive you to anger
But I never once cried
For I knew you loved me still
Oh mother mine!
That day I heard you were hurt
I knew unadulterated fear
I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t think
I wished it was me instead
You were my rudder in the storm
My fount of unconditional love
Be it a good day or a bad one
I could always count on you
Oh father mine!
I knew then, as surely as I do now
Nothing keeps me this side of the veil
No dream, no goal, no glory
But your love
Oh family mine!
7 thoughts on “Oh, family mine!”
Can I confess that I cried a little while reading this?
ouch, this hurt
it’s so beautifully written
This actually hit hard!
This is so beautiful,, I’m in tears
Wow, this was…. deliciously painful, it made me really emotional reading this. Wonderfully written!
Such a beautiful piece 😍😍😍
This is beautiful