You Are A Part Of My Life, My Brother

 

 

You are a part of my life, my brother.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Through years and miles weíve laughed,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and thrown our machines into the wind,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† our only thoughts dwelling on the ride,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and the destination, and the party waiting.

 

You are a part of my life, my brother.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cleaning and polishing chrome and paint,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ending up with the dirt and grease on us,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† happily talking and joking and playing tricks,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and living as if all the good times are forever.

 

You are a part of my life, my brother.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I have shared those grand times with you,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and I have laughed and breathed the rare air,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† only given to those of us who reach this height,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and know a sense of freedom denied to most.

 

Weíll continue our lifeís ride my brother.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Together, even though lifeís miles grow shorter,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and Iíll share with you our losses and grief,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and Iíll shelter some of your hurts in my heart as well,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† because, You are a part of my life,††† my brother.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

© Lad Carrington - 3/20/1995



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