Tuesday, May 22, 2012

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother



Siblings

there were times
they caught him alone
no brother or sister 
to run interference
to shield him
from the laughing
the pointing
the bullying
but those times were
few and far between
because
kids knew not to mess
with this boy
his siblings simply
would not tolerate it



19 comments:

  1. A cruel side to human nature, Helen, and poems like this, help to raise awareness.

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  2. He's lucky he had you all around. Unfortunately, the bullying often comes from sibs. BTW, I'm loving the photo!

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  3. So sad that bullies generally do find a way to make their mark! What predators they are. But great that many times his siblings were able to shield him! I enjoyed the picture too!

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  4. What loving, protective siblings...wonderful poem, Helen. And I just love the photo!!! So adorable...and look at you, lookin' like a movie star!!

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  5. Sad to be picked on by bullies but, so good to have brothers and sisters who did not allow it too !~! :)

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  6. This is so touching!
    And you are still holding your hand over his shoulders. He is lucky; and you are all lucky for having such hearts and souls.

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  7. ugh...turns my stomach you know...i am glad he had someone to portect him at least part of the time...kids can be relentless...wow look at you too!

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  8. That is so great, that he had protectors. I love the photo of all the happy faces!!!!And the easy-to-see affection you all shared.

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  9. It's so good that his siblings protected him. Many don't, unfortunately.

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  10. I just came from Jim Klenke's blog; hope you two communicate about your names. Love your photo today! and, thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. Nice family photo ~ I am glad his siblings were there to protect him ~

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  12. Fantastic write, and I adore that picture!

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  13. I love the photo! YOU are so pretty~ I hate the way bullies prey on our souls~ I am so glad he had protection from his siblings, too~

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  14. Powerfully written! Thank goodness for sibling protection at least part of the time.

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  15. ...Oh. This subject is killing me! Sweet faces, I love your poem, love the sense of family here. Hope he survived intact and full of confidence.

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  16. Excellent. Makes its point with brevity and style.

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  17. Great to have back up. Terrific write about solidarity.

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  18. Dearest Helen,
    Precious photo and great poem! You share from your heart and it shines.
    Love to you,
    Mariette

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