My Older Brother II


My Older Brother


My brother was the one selected

I was not envious of his call nor of his mission

He was given the choice of himself or of others

Most seek their own, not their Father’s volition

As soon as he knew the will of his Father

Eager He was to bring to fruition

His ungrudging labor of love and of sacrifice

This he carried out in humble submission


All of those in the world are his younger siblings

Should they feel indebted to him just one day a week?

His arduous travail shows a never-ending compassion

For his kinsfolk who are whole and for those who can’t speak

A daily devotion is not something excessive  

There are abundant believers and those who esteem him

With their hearts and minds always reverential

Their older brother who was selfless, redeemed them


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  • Author: pldabbs (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 15th, 2019 08:25
  • Comment from author about the poem: We often sacrifice things for one another. The sacrifice that my older brother did for me was unprecedented.
  • Category: Family
  • Views: 10
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  • Nicholas Browning

    This is a lovely piece of work. I have a brother, and he has also had to make sacrifices in his life.
    I enjoyed this. Thank you for posting it.

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