You're too old now

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This is something very close to my heart, It's a message to my younger brother and a lesson to myself.

Submitted: May 20, 2015

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You're too old now

You used to call me "sissy",

You gave me gifts to show your affection

Though most of them were chintzy,

 

 

You're too old now

You looked up to me

And adored me,

I was your hero in a way

But when you came to hug me

I would always push you away,

 

 

You're too old now

And I thought you were annoying,

I criticized you for every little thing

And yet you never saw a flaw in me,

 

 

You're too old now

I made fun of things you said,

I laughed and teased and fooled you

Yet you still asked me to tuck you into bed,

 

 

You're too old now

You came to me for comfort

And I shoved you aside,

Every time I yelled at you

You would run away and cry,

 

 

You're too old now

You asked me to play with you

You wanted to hang out,

I told you to go

And when you tried to stay

I would turn and shout,

 

 

You're too old now

I gave you a piece of decent advice,

You tossed it away and didn't think twice,

 

 

You're too old now

I asked you how you were doing

You asked me why I cared,

I asked you how you were feeling

And you didn't want to share,

 

 

You're too old now

I tried to help you with your home work,

You told me to go away

I asked why you were crying

And you said you were ok,

 

 

You're too old now

You don't want my help

You don't need my advice,

You don't need my opinion

You don't need me to be nice,

 

 

I'm no longer important

And now I understand why,

I wasn't the good sister I should've been

I hardly even tried,

 

 

I wish we could start over

And I could change for you somehow,

I could make up for the way I treated you,

But you're too old now.


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