How many of you have ever been told that you have another brother or sister after never knowing that they never existed? Then to your surprise,it's true! That's what happened to our fellow MaxPower writer, he found out that he had a brother that was 13 years old! Wow- he thought, but didn't know how to express it into words back then. The following passage is an attempt to express how he felt and feels today about his great brother...
Benny-A Brotherly Gift
No one could prepare me for the news that would make me more joyful or more confused
But having already been slapped around by life a bit- I felt I wouldn't be too amused
Are you freakin serious-I have another brother? What do you mean, I asked with a thundering scream and yet another!
What the f@@ck- and he was born here but was made to stay at the Ranch in Mexico
I got chills all over my body from excitement and rage- it smelled foul, I couldn't stand the stench
Why would you tell me now- or maybe you thought I always knew, but no matter how you would have told me, in my mind it still felt so cruel.
Cruel because I didn't know how to feel about what he had possibly gone through
Without a mom and without a dad, both of whom he never knew
All he knew was that his grandparents were his parents and now he would be forced a new truth
Plucked away from the two that he loved dearly - not once but twice
Taken to his native land for he would feel like a stranger having to compromise
Not knowing anyone and fighting to fit in-
A deep sense of sorrow flowed through my skin and soul for me and for him
So much that I needed to borrow a source of strength from within
To keep me in tune with the present moment
Because life at that moment seemed as if someone kept turning the tuning button left and right and nothing was registering no stations were to be found
My mind and brain felt the same when I first met him in person which would confound and compound-
The reflection of me who I truly was -was staring right at me after being a simple mystery
Became so real and so true and I suddenly felt so connected and yet so dis-connected
I chose to let it sink in regardless of what I felt because I couldn't bare to see his heart melt!
I promise you little brother of mine- and yes we are brothers for forever infinite and I will watch over you and keep you in line-
Today- I am so proud to be your brother and to have you in my life- because I know We can depend on one another and because of the line we've had to walk and endure together- I love you unconditionally because your a champion in my eyes!!
Hug your family tight!!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"