The ones who are now brothers

A simple thing

Like the way your smile forms

Is enough to be born all over again


Or the way the sunlight hits your face

Renewed vitality


Or even that feeling in your chest

That you can never get enough of

When a laugh raises tears to your eyes


That sense of belonging

Of family

Of having found your home


The epiphany that suddenly grabs hold of you

And won’t let go

On a warm evening



Chasing each other

And laughing


With the ones who are now brothers


The unexpected high

Of waking to a new sunrise

When you open the door

And know you’re only travelling from one home to another


And never feeling alone

Never feeling lost

Because with them by your side

You can never be afraid


Not knowing how long it will last

But that glimmer in their eyes

That makes you believe that even when you can’t

You know they’ll give you the hope you require


And that new form of drifting

More like peaceful giving up

Because there’s no sense of struggling

And trying to let go

More like a vast ocean

While they’re teaching you to,

Step by step,

Enter the swimming pool

Showing you how it’s done

Because they’ve done it before


No longer needing more

Because need has no more meaning

When they hold your hand

And show you the way

When they laugh with you

And show you there’s no need to be afraid

Because it’s all been done before

By those just as young as you

Because suddenly, you’re not alone


February 22nd



2 Comments Add yours

  1. a mystery says:

    This feels very hopeful and bright.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cora says:

    Thank you so much! I meant it to be a very light and joyful poem ^^


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