Poem for peace: “Brother”


I’m not well
If you are sick

I’m not rich
If you are poor

I can’t live
If you’re not free

I depend on you
And you can depend on me

A brother is no bother
We all have the same Father

Hugh Mann is an MD and runs the website, organicMD.org, which promotes peace and health and poetry. His work has been published in various poetry anthologies, websites, and medical journals, including MIT’s Envisioning Peace, British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Jerusalem Post, and Poets Against War in Canada.

Photo: “A simple stencil of mine” (Wade M/Flickr/CC)