Prayer for a Brother

Prayer for a Brother

I dreamt of him…

Saw him in this team…

Hard work, commitment, time….

I saw it all sublime…

THEIR FOUNDER’s PARTY …. He got no notable recognition…

No status, no position, …a stylish segregation

And all because…

THIS IS NOT HIS SCRIPT…..!!!

My brother, my friend……pride of his parents…

Handsome, gifted, …., industrious like no other…

He could be anything, a Lawyer, a computer wizard…. Just anything…

But He rather be in another’s shadow….

I’m not a fan of his choices….. Neither am I of his current status…

But you could be…

So…

Dear God…

Now that he has turned to you…

You have a lot of “REWRITE” to do….

REWRITE that moment he was birth into this world….

Seconds earlier ….or seconds later…

So his mum would have smiled more or pushed a lil’ harder…

A lesson to her to keep his footings assured….his steps in check at every turn…

REWRITE his first day at school….

Moments earlier …or moments later…

…so his charm would have fascinated his teacher less…

So she would put his studies way above his needs….

REWRITE the first day he lacked….

…Few Naira richer…. Or give him a whole lot more….

So his desperation would be in check…

His fingers not prone to “digging in another’s pocket”….

REWRITE the first day he loved a girl…

A year more ….or a little while longer…

So he would devote time to self development…

Sports, games, music…., his inner most gifts explore…

REWRITE the day he first embraced your path…

5years less …or many years lesser…..

So he would have put you first in all his endeavours….

Your word a light….and also his lamp…

But most of all…..

REWRITE the day I started giving up on him…..

A lifetime more…..add a thousand more if need be…

…So my words would hold weight, my advice make sense….

… So I wouldn’t be a ‘flood standards have to be raised against’…

YOU KNOW WHERE HE’LL BE IN THIS SCRIPT….

I LOVE THIS M.A.D.E MAN….

And Lord I know you love him too…

So put my mind at ease, so I’ll let him be….

Break my belief, so I’ll believe more freely….

In Him…

In His dreams….

In His Aspirations….

In the man he is becoming…..

Or is there a bigger picture my eyes is blind to see?….

BUT IF THIS IS NOT HIS SCRIPT….

Tarry no longer I plea….

Open his eyes so he can see…..

Inches more…..and how he is missing or has missed the mark….

The giant steps over landing stones, help him trace his way back…….

TILL HE GETS THINGS RIGHT….

TILL HE BELIEVES AND PURSUE HIS OWN DREAM….

Help me…..and also help my un-belief…..

My candid and maybe biased opinion….

Whatever he claims to have achieved…

Whatever credit he has bagged, commendation and recommendations…..

Success in the shadow of another is plain apprenticeship….

This is not “HIS SCRIPT”…

LAST NIGHT, IT WAS JUST A DREAM…

I’ll keep praying for you…

“Pa” has you inscribed in his heart…..

Yours faithfully

Bright Benson



One thought on “Prayer for a Brother” by Bright Benson (@brytandre)

  1. Good thoughts but not well-structured…

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