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My Two Brothers...
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By James Pemberton
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My Two Brothers…


My brothers act like I’m a

 disease that’s toxic.

Any “brotherly love?”  

They long ago lost it.


They tell their kids to “stay

way from me.”

They’re adults now, but want

nothing to do with me.


A convicted felon is probably

treated the same.

At least they have a

number and name.


To them, I’m simply a mistake

 and a bad choice.

You can almost hear it in their voice.


What a disappointment to

their family I am!

As the years have rolled by us,

 I understand!


Perhaps they should tell their parents

 to get another.

Because I don’t belong!  I’m not

really their brother!


Jim P. 2021

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Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2021

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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