Sibling Ties



Siblings, six, gathered together
support now given to the one
Baby brother, not so small
reaching a full, six feet tall

Sisters, brothers, blood to test
Offer themselves to honored quest
Eldest matron first to proffer
Fails to meet needed measure

From the distance comes next in line
Her gift of love they’ll not decline
Set her up upon the table
Next to him who’s barely stable

Broken bone and flesh torn wide
as they reach into her side
Quickly placed in brother’s womb
Her flesh that gives him life

Now she walks with kidney lone
Wide scar reminds of what is gone
He carries kidney not his own
Grateful for her sacrifice.

The story of the gift of a kidney from my sister Deb to our younger brother Ken

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Published in: on April 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. A gift of life and love. You have a wonderful family.

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