Poetry On Odyssey:My Brother's Keeper
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

Poetry On Odyssey:My Brother's Keeper

The Family Tree

13
Poetry On Odyssey:My Brother's Keeper

Am I my brother's keeper?

The evergreen stout tree of our family has placed us on the same branch.

While other branches on the tree are covered in leaves and always flowing, ours has begun to rot.



When I was a child, what did I speak?

My words flew off our branch like leaves, speaking of our grand and proud family.

They flew to other trees carrying our message.

My brother has begun flying words of hatred for our family and now we have started to rot.



What does my charity cover?

I must undo his mistake and spread more of my words to keep him and me alive.

I am my brother's keeper after all.

But I am unable to spread words while I am choking on this putrid rotting smell that comes from us.

My leaves are simply falling off of me and have turned to dust, I am speechless.



What made all things to us?

This tree gave us life, but now has begun to turn on us.

I hear the other branches begin to doubt us.

They want us gone before the rot infects them and they are left speechless as well.



How does one cast out fear?

They want me to cast out my own brother.

Their leaves whisper to me, telling to pry away the dead rotting flesh that connects us.

But I cannot do this

For I am my brother's keeper.



I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

Despite my faith in the strength of our tree, my brother and I have fallen.

We crashed onto this cold and dead earth.

Shivering, rotting, stinking, and starving my brother asks how this could've happened.

With my final leaf I simply tell him.

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Which "Star Wars" Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

"The Rise of Skywalker" really got me thinking...

24
Which "Star Wars" Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Here we go...

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

NYC Classrooms struggle with marijuana and high students

The Cannabis landscape has changed, and so have what schools experience

147
Weed
Instagram
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that about 35.7% of 12th graders in the U.S. had used marijuana in the past year, and 11.8% reported daily use. As for coming to school under the influence, specific statistics can be hard to come by, but there is concern that the increasing social acceptance of marijuana may lead to higher rates of use among teenagers.
Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

The Best Capital Cities in the World To Visit

It's easy to overlook some of these, even just one - don't.

372
The Best Capital Cities in the World To Visit

Why think locally? Think big and consider traveling to the best capitals in the world.

What makes a capital "the best" – culture, sights, history & things to do, to say the least.

Keep Reading...Show less
Entertainment

How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game

"It's 75% drinking, 20% Candy Land, and the floor is molten lava."

1581757
How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game
i.amz.mshcdn.com

I think it's fair to say that anyone who watches "New Girl" knows about True American. This crazy, nonsense drinking game which pops up every so often throughout the seasons and first introduced in season one, episode 20.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

The Life Story of my Dreams

How I figured out what I want to do with my life.

1028
The Life Story of my Dreams

Yes, that's me in the photo above. I was around 10 years old in that photo and was obsessed with that pink and purple sweater. I wore it on a daily basis.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments