For a Brotherly Friend

My apologies for missing last week, I was returning from said field.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


This one I found whilst flicking through an old note book.  Nestled between rough scripts for radio shows, draft dissertation outlines and doodles.  It seems doubly apt considering a conversation I was having with a friend earlier, who is also one of my two chief suspects for having been the original inspiration behind this.  I only just titled it, and that may change, we’ll see.  Enjoy!


For a Brotherly Friend
They say that friends,
Are the family we choose.
Since you named me sister,
You’re one brother I’m loath to lose.
Now know the role of sister,
Is one in which I try my best.
To be there when you’re down,
And flip your frown with a jest.
But some times are too dark for flipancy,
And in making you smile I have failed.
Still I am here as an ear and a shoulder,
And see your hopeful nature’s prevailed.
Now listen to your sister’s words,
Don’t laugh just take it from me.
One day you will find someone,
Those other girls are just plain crazy.
I know you’ve done some things,
Which now you do regret.
Just promise me to forgive yourself,
Even if you don’t forget.
Now my big old brother dear,
I love you as a sister should.
Please remember you’re funny,
Kind, charming and most of all good.


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10 responses to “For a Brotherly Friend

  1. i must say i love the way you can put raw feelings into words.

    paul robinson

  2. a brother is the most important person to a girl, and its so amazing if your brother is also your friend.. what an amazing poem.. 🙂

  3. One of your sweetest poems yet sis you do have a lovely way with words 🙂

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  5. Here in India, we just celebrated an annual festival called “rakshabandhan”. It would literally mean a “bond of safety”. Sisters tie a string around the wrist of their brothers or someone they see as their brother. The underlying thrust of this festival is that that bond of love requires the brother to take care of the sister and protect her in difficulty. This poem here is pretty much like that string:-)

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