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Poetry from within

My Big Brother

Why does my big brother

Have to work so far from home?

Why does he go for weeks on end?

Leaving me all alone

I know he is a soldier

Who goes away to fight

But when he goes I have bad dreams

And I cannot sleep at night

When heís in these far off places

Iím frightened heíll get shot

Mummy and Daddy have to comfort me

Because I cry a lot

I think about my brother

Every single day

And when I go to bed at night

I blow lots of kisses his way

I know my kisses reach him

Heís told me on the phone

He also tells me that theyíre not as good

As the real ones I give him back home

I miss my brother very much

So I pray to the Angels above

Please tell my brother Iím proud of him

And that I send him all my love

I pray that my brother will stay safe and low

Until his job is done

So he can come back home to me

Then weíll have lots of fun

But for now Iíll sit and wait at home

And no doubt Iíll cry a lot

You see I love my brother very much

Heís the only one Iíve got

I love you Nick

Jo-Ann xxx

© Michaela Turner (aka Kale) proud mother of a serving soldier

Michaela Turner