Big Brother aka Bro

I found this whilst going through some papers that had been filed away.
It was written in 1995, the year my brother told me he and his family were emigrating to New Zealand, and he was about to embark on a trip alone to find employment opportunities.
My sister-in-law reads my blog, so I wonder if she’ll remember it.

brotherly loveThis year is a significant year,
One I wish would never end,
This is the year I lost you,
And my feelings I can’t pretend.
Most of me is happy
At your chance to start anew,
The rest of me is dubious
Of a future not seeing you.
You have always been there,
Watching out for and over me,
I could always talk to you,
No matter what the problems may be.
We may have had our differences,
But the fact remains the same,
I’m going to miss you terribly,
For reasons too many to name.
Forgive me for being selfish,
It’s even harder for you I know,
Temporarily leaving your loved ones,
But it’s important for you to go.
I’ll write you lovely long letters,
How things are going here in the U.K.
Bore you with moans and whingeing,
And hope that you’re okay.
I’m looking on the bright side,
Amid the tears and smiles,
You’ll always be My Big Brother,
Only now it’s across the miles.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Big Brother aka Bro

    • I’m glad to say that he came over to the UK in 2004 to celebrate his 60th birthday with my Mum, and I went over for 2 months in 2010. Thank heavens for Skype! Still miss him though. He’s the best.

  1. Puti says:

    still have the poem. x

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