Treasure Island

Amanda Saveley

(December 29,1987 / Omaha, Nebraska)

Confessions of a Bound Soul


Brother, my brother,
How selfish was I
While you seemed to struggle,
I sat idly by

Brother, my brother
Yes, try as I might
I now realize
It was also my fight

Brother, my brother
Now look at your arm
It's cold and immovable
Lost all its charm

Brother, my brother
Now look at your leg
There's so much left missing
Yet not once did you beg

Brother, my brother
Though I lost more in mass
It is you far more haunted
By our mistakes in the past

Brother, dear brother
Listen when I say
I will stick by your side
Until this goes away

Brother, dear brother
Listen when I say
I will stick by your side
Until our final day

Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011

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  • Janani Jain (11/17/2013 1:50:00 AM)

    this is grt poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! it makes me to get back with the my bro! ! ! ! ! ! ! I love u bro (Report) Reply

  • Christopher Fox (11/5/2008 4:04:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem. I can almost completely relate to the entire piece. You did a great job at writing a poem that was simple and engaging. (Report) Reply

  • Brent Irving (6/14/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    ur last verse, touched me in a way no poem about brothers has, as i have been away from my brother many times but not aslong as this. i am young and turn to poems to help me get through the rougher times. great fukn poem. lovely verse (Report) Reply

  • Samantha Cicchini (1/24/2008 8:47:00 PM)

    I think this is really beautiful. The language is not too overbearing and it just holds so much emotion. I really loved it.

    Were you inspired by Fullmetal Alchemist? (Report) Reply

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