My Brother


It was like we had known him before we had him
A year and a half wait,
A threat for custody
A six month long process
Was meant for the greater good
This kid was brought into my home for the purpose of bringing joy and love

Shock.
I felt pure shock when I was told I had to welcome someone into my family
But more so I was confused
Confused if I wasn't enough for them, so they wanted to adopt,
Confused why this had to happen.

At Bethany Christian Services was where it started
Then to Fresno, late at night
It was like I was faint hearted

How could I, a 7 year old accept this?
Well that was my first thought,
I didn't want anything to change
Then I held him
And my heart skipped a beat
And thankfully from that day my life was never the same

Six years later
A leaf on the wall showing his adoption
Isaac is the best
I love him more than I ever expected
He was a mistake, but to us the best possible one

So the year and a half wait,
The threat for custody,
The six month long process,
The confusion I faced,
And the happiness I felt when I held him
Was all worth it
Since I now have the best part of my life as a brother.

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