Monday, July 25, 2016

A Little Person Follows Me: A Poem

This is for all those big siblings out there.

I had to memorize this in 6th grade for Rod and Staff Bible in school, except my mom had me change out 'brother' for 'sister', since I was the eldest of only four girls at that time. It sticks with me until this day, and I learn the truth of it more and more all the time. 

A Little Brother Follows Me

A careful boy I want to be;
A little brother follows me.
I do not dare to go astray
For fear he'll go the selfsame way.

I cannot once escape his eyes;
Whate'er he sees me do, he tries;
Like me he says he's going to be-
That little brother following me.

He thinks that I am good and fine;
Believes in every word of mine.
The bad in me he must not see-
That little brother following me.

I must remember as I go,
Through summer's sun and winter's snow,
I'm building for the years to be
That little brother following me.


How many times did you have to read it before you thoroughly got it?

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth WilliamsJuly 26, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    I don't have "little" siblings, but I think I can apply this to my own life as well. I think about my brothers and sisters in Christ. Whether they're a lot younger than me, or whether they're just a new Christian, they're looking to me! That's both a great responsibility, and a great honor ;)


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