My Brother’s Keeper


The greatest philosophy

Is to care for one another

Possessive by apostrophe

I, the keeper of my brother


In every act and deed confessed

No matter how seemingly small

Gift to others that they be blessed

So, all of us can stand more tall


What needs have I, in my life

That preclude a caring mind

Anonymity must not be the knife

That leaves humanity behind


For in every tear from an eye

Left alone, helpless and crying

Kept from falling, willing deny

A part of ourselves lies dying


We are one, though differences be

And there is the truth we discover

That is the definition of humanity

And I, the keeper of my brother


15 Responses to “My Brother’s Keeper”
  1. This hits home really hard right now, as we see people consciously and aggressively seeking only for ways and means that bring benefit to themselves. I go back to something I’ve said before – do we need another 9/11 event to remind us how to pull together??? Our country has not been this pulled apart since the Civil War. Oh, how I wish we could all remember that we are our brother’s keeper!

  2. yassy says:

    I love this. This should be made the law of the world. It’s a universal dictate that you have so beautifully eloquently penned. Therein lies the beauty of your heart that can concoct a verse so fine that every human who reads it feels the emphasis to follow this with the true spirit of humanity. Bravo to you. Hugs hugs hugs

  3. beth says:

    We need this right now – perfect poem

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Very true and very good. I find your work very inspiring and interesting. Great work my friend,

  5. Jim Borden says:

    it is a time for unity…

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Love, love, love this! If only more people had hearts like yours….

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