Disclaimer:  The Peanuts comic strip characters belong to Charles Shultz.  I do not own them.  So nobody sue me. (please)

A poem by The Silversage

For Linus

I was always the queen who got her way.  Of course,

Back then, you were smaller then me.

When did one so young become a wise old man…

Or was it the zen of the thumb

Such mature thoughts and opinions with a blanket in tow

What secret advise does that blanket give you?

I often feel guilty for when I used to be quite cruel.

I was the loudmouthed fussbudget while you…

The quiet contemplator.  The philosopher.

I always tried to stand strong and tough, a tall proud oak.

I made fun of your quiet ways,

Teased you mercilessly about that blanket.

I still do.

Yet you still stand just as strong if not stronger then me.

How do you do it?

(This poem is for my little brother)