Four years ago at this time, I was not sleeping
I was tired and weeping
My brother in pain
Nothing to gain
Unless you were God.
Tired of fighting but not willing to give up
Multiple System Atrophy was winning
Take me! Take me! I thought
As I sat there watching him breathe
But God knew.
His heart and mine touched each other
He couldn’t speak but we both knew
His time here as my brother was ending
He didn’t cry, so I did it for him
And God knew.
In five days you will leave me
You will find peace and I shall be torn
You will stand tall and walk
I will be planning your funeral
God has his plan.
I make sure you understand I love you
On the 24th, I will release purple balloons
I will celebrate your release from the pain
But dear brother, my void still exists
God knows my pain.
If you would like to let a purple balloon off on March 24th, in honor of my brother’s release from Multiple System Atrophy, please share a photo of you doing so. Thank-you