Maybe in the image of his father
Is what my brother would have been
Had she thought about keeping him longer
His little smile I would’ve seen
To hold my baby brother today
Oh, It’d be but a dream
It seems mommy let his life away
For a second child she would dare not esteem
I felt him kick once in her belly
But she couldn’t support both him and me
See daddy up and left the family
So it would’ve been just us three
Mom said she couldn’t care for him
She said I was hard on her as is
It must be my fault then
To prevent a life such as this
It must be MY fault then, brother!
It must be my fault that you’re not!
But please understand brother
I could not do a lot
I tried to help and save you
But mom refused to listen at all
She said, “You’ll soon understand child.”
And she made the final call
Before I knew it, you were gone
And years later I still don’t understand
Why the life of my baby brother
Should be taken by my mother’s hand
She hurt you and she hurt me
It wasn’t her choice- her life to take!
It’s not my fault brother
I swear it, SHE made the mistake!
And I’m sorry mommy called the shots
I hope that someday she will see
That when she let them take you
She also let them take you from me
Today would have been your birthday, brother
and I will always have you within
I wish you a Happy Birthday brother,
Who ever you would’ve been.