Baby Brother

A poem I wrote before I had children.

Is this my little baby brother?

I think I’d better ask my Mother.

For I am dark and he is fair,

I have brown curls,

He has straight hair.

My eyes are brown

And his are blue.

I’ve many teeth

And he has two.

——————-

Can I be sure this is my brother?

Not a sibling of another?

Did you find him in the street

And take him home for me to meet?

Thinking that I’d share with him

And play with him and care for him

And brush his downy hair for him?

Please return him to his lender

Note attached, ‘Return to sender’

Keep him happy,

Not to mention,

Pay him lots of close attention.

For he will dribble on your chairs,

Pull your hair and chew your stairs.

Cry a lot

And sleep a lot.

Laugh out loud when you are not.

Drop his food and make a puddle

Putting Mummy in a muddle.

—————–

But when he’s resting, fast asleep,

I go upstairs to have a peep.

He’s like an angel lying there,

With glowing skin and wispy hair.

My little brother, you can stay.

Just for a while, just one more day.

And if you’re good and smart and clever,

We may just keep you here forever.

xx

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10 thoughts on “Baby Brother

    • I don’t actually know, sylvia! It was a long time ago and I wrote about whatever popped into my head. I did have two little boys in mind when I wrote it and changed the older sister for a girl for felting aesthetics πŸ˜‰ Maybe it was a kind of premonition!

  1. can i buy them???? I have an older girl with a younger boy but they eye colour is reversed…. I’m feeling the need for these cuties and a copy of your poem!!!

  2. I love your poem and your dolls – very perceptive of you to write it before having kids – have you shown it to Asher and Jasper? – Mom

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