Back to Poems Page


Return To HOME Page


A Sibling’s Heart


There’s a secret I’ve got – and, I’ll tell it to you,

For it weighs on my heart – makes it split right in two!




My brother is ill,

And though I’m young still,

It hurts me to see,

He’s not normal – like me.




He gets most of mom’s time –

But, I want more, too!

Is it a crime –

To feel as I do?




I feel jealous – deep within...

Resentful – for time not given...

Guilty – that I am ok...

Hurt – when I’m “in the way”!




Some times – I wish I could hide...

I’m just so torn up, inside!

And, there’s numbness, too –

When I don’t know what to do!




Frustration, helplessness, despair...

These things are everywhere!

And – Fear of the unknown –

With these things – I have grown!




Yes – at times, I’ve been mad!

But, it’s not always been bad...

For though the road is long –

It’s just made me strong!




I see things - in a new way...

I cherish each step – each day!

And, now - I know, too -

It’s ok -  to feel as I do!




Though hours “for me” are few,

Things – “just together” – we can do.

For, I’m mom’s precious helper –

And - it’s made me a fighter!




The battle is long – and, there’s little rest,

But, my brother – he’s still the best!

And when  mom cries - it’s me she holds tight!

I’ll always be - her bright, shinning light!




A hug, understanding and some hope...

These simple things – they help me cope!

Though – without a cure - my future’s unsure,

The love for my brother will forever endure!


So, my secret’s been told – and now I can see...

That mom’s undying devotion - was also for me!



By: Jeanne A. Brohart



Back to Poems Page


Return To HOME Page


Copyright 2002-2008 All materials I provide on this site including several key words and phrases are copyrighted materials.  All rights reserved.  Please see Use of Materials for more on this issue.  For general comments/questions, contact me at 

Things have a tendency to disappear on the Internet, but I can often find where the information has been moved or find replacement links addressing the same issue.  There is a lot of information provided on this site and any assistance with broken links is most appreciated.   My site has now been hacked twice.   If you get bounced to sites for online drugs, etc., report this to me at once using the above email as this is a result of hacking on my site.  This had nothing to do with me and/or my site.  Read more on hacking issue.

DISCLAIMER - The statements here mentioned and/or found in my materials have not been evaluated by the FDA or any other government agency or person in the medical field or in behavior therapy and are not meant to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any illness/disorder and/or behavior.  This information is not intended as medical advice or to replace the care of a qualified healthcare physician or behavior therapist.  Always consult your medical doctor or behavior therapist.  All information provided by Jeanne A. Brohart on her website is for INFORMATION PURPOSES and to GENERATE DISCUSSION ONLY and should not be taken as medical advice or any other type of "advice".  Information put forth represents the EXTENSIVE RESEARCH and OPINIONS of a mother based on her experiences and research and provides information as it relates to one family's journey with autism in hopes that other families may benefit from this experience and/or research.  The creator of this site is not responsible for content on other sites.

DISCLAIMER - PART II - Now... for those of you who think "mother at home researching" means "uneducated person with unfounded information"... I have 10 years of university... 3 degrees... and over 30,000 hours of research into these areas.   For anyone who thinks my research is "unfounded"...  read the RESEARCH FILE posted on my home page... with its over 1,000 references ... for your reading pleasure... because... quite clearly... you haven't read it yet!   Breaking The Code - Putting Pieces In Place!©