They do all the exciting and dangerous things before you do
They encourage you to try what they should have
They tell you off for doing what they shouldn’t have, and
They reassure you when you can’t see what they have seen…….
They’ll put you to bed, and keep your secrets when booze has gone to your young head
They influence your taste in music,
You will get infatuated with their girlfriends, and
You want to be just like them…..
They give you your first ‘nic name’, you hated it back then, but without it you’re just not the same
20 years ago this month I lost mine….
I think of you often David as I know many others do.
I remember you wiping away my tears and the times you reduced me to tears
I remember lying in the back of your panel van as you and your girlfriend drove the surf coast roads, tail gate up, fumes and noise, music playing, I felt so ‘cool’. You so loved that red panel van.
Big brother, I’m so grateful to have had you in my life, god bless you forever.