Brother Death Poem

I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to my brother and I thought writing a poem was the best way to be able to do that.

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My mother left my father when I was an infant but she not only left my Father she left my older brother and sister. I saw them a few times when I was very very young and then for some reason...

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Published on September 2008

Good-Bye Brother

Heaven has called upon you today,
leaving so many words left to say.
But now it's too late, for your time has come,
words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some.
Regrets and wishes are probably there too,
but lasting forever are memories of you.
I was there when you needed a place to stay,
just like you would be there for me night or day.
There have been many times that we disagreed,
but we were there for each other in time of need.
Now it's time for me to say Good-Bye,
until we meet again in heaven to fly.

In Dedication To: Donald Wayne Tyarks

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  • by Barbara McFarland, N.Dakota
  • 3 weeks ago

My mother left my father when I was an infant but she not only left my Father she left my older brother and sister. I saw them a few times when I was very very young and then for some reason the visits stopped. My brother got in touch with my mom and me when I was 16. I still remember the day I answered the phone and I heard him ask if I was Barbara and when I said yes he said this is your brother Ron. That day was one of the best days of my life. He stayed with us on and off for a few months and then we lost touch again due to our move to Alaska. I reached back out to our fathers side of the family and again were reunited and spent some wonderful times together. But because of distance and both of us having health issues we had not seen each other since a family reunion several years ago. Even though I did not grow up with him I loved him very much and am grateful for times we had together.

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  • by Jessica Rae
  • 2 months ago

My brother died as a baby, he was 14 months old. I was only 2 at the time, so I have no memories of him. He was my only full brother ,my mom died 3 years later. The worst part is my dad wont even talk about it, my stepmom hates me and my younger half-siblings are too young to understand any of this, whereas my older half-siblings: my sister: I had a fight with her the other day, so I can't talk to her, and my brother is in an asylum for the criminally insane. I feel like I have no one to talk to most of the time because my best friends can't relate and I basically have no one else there. Every night I fall asleep crying, and it just seems so unfair sometimes. I wish a single word could bring them back, but it can't. When I was a little girl I would have dreams of becoming a wizard or something and bringing back my family, and that's a pretty strong dream for an 8 year old to have. I just miss them so much...

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  • by Bruce Rutherford , Maryland , USA
  • 5 months ago

As I write this "story" I am also writing a letter to my little brother, Davy. Davy took his life on 12-30-2011. I did not know that he was gone until April 2014. I abandoned him, lost and stayed out of contact from him for 3-4 years before he hung himself. I should have been there for him, should have been his big brother. I am writing this story only to encourage any estranged siblings not to wait until it is too late to be there for yours. I miss Davy very much and nothing I can do or say can make up for what I did not do. I beg you , beg you stay close to your family. Be there. Be there with patience, love and understanding. Davy would want it that way and so do I .

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  • by Gustav, South-Africa
  • 5 months ago

I have also lost my Big brother due to suicide. It happened on the 10th of February 2015 a few months before his 20th birthday. What I can tell you is that the pain never goes away and you are always full of questions. But in the end I still blame myself for not being home that week to just say what I wanted to. But as a wise man said,''Regrets always come too late". His funeral was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through. And today 6 months later I still miss him and the pain is still there....

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  • by Billie
  • 8 months ago

My beloved brother passed away on May 6,2014. He was waiting for a heart transplant and had a massive stroke. I sat by his beside for two weeks before he finally took his last breath. He was part of me and I love him so much! My heart aches so much for the loss of a brother who meant the world to me. Thank you for the inspiring poem. It has given me some peace to read these poems. Thank you.

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  • by Wendy, NJ
  • 9 months ago

My brother passed away suddenly in a car accident 3 hours away from home near deposit NY. He was 37 . We bickered so much and for the past year we had not spoken. Now there is no chance for reconciliation , no more time to say our sorries again, no more smiles to share with each other. I'm so full of regret of how we left things between us. Your wake is later today and I am so afraid to see you, so afraid of that final goodbye. I will take this pain with me until I die and always wonder if I could have prevented this from occurring. I'm so sorry little brother, I'm missing you every moment and will everyday. My only promise I can give to you is that I will always be there for your little girl. May God embrace you until we all meet again.

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  • by Leanne McIntosh, Montanta
  • 2 months ago

I have read many of the stories here and the common thread in all of the stories is guilt. Guilt is a normal part of grieving.

My beloved brother died on April 29, 2015. As the eldest I felt I should have done something, anything to prevent his death but as I said earlier in this post, guilt is a normal process of grieving. Unfortunately I have become very familiar with the grieving process, in the past 5 years, as I have lost my Mother, Father, Step-Father, Step-Mother, Brother, and two Brother-in-laws. For those of you who have endured the pain of suicide please know the choice was your loved one's choice and no matter what you did or didn't do, the outcome would have been the same.
I have my faith, and people in my life who love me. Sometimes it's hard to see our blessings through the fog of grief but they are there. You are never alone in this process and your posts here prove that statement. I wish you all happiness and hope that in some small way, my post helps.

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  • by Carolyn, NH
  • 9 months ago

My 21 year old brother Ronnie, who was a member of the US Ski Team was killed January 5th, 2015 in Solden, Austria because of an avalanche. He was killed along with Bryce Astle, 19 of Sandy, Utah. I love and miss both you boys so much, rest in paradise.

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  • by Sofia, Texas
  • 1 year ago

My brother passed away before I was born. I am really sad now that he's not here, but I always remember him in my heart, which makes him alive in my heart.

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  • by Lorraine
  • 1 year ago

I have just lost my brother in England to suicide. I am absolutely devastated, I'm not sure how long it will take to get over this. I read this poem and it was close to home for me, I might even use it for one of my family to read at the funeral on my behalf. So lovely.

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  • by Anita
  • 2 years ago

I have lost my two brothers. One is on 5th April 2010 and another is on last Wednesday. Both by motorbike accident. Everyone is telling me know is that this is their destiny. I am afraid for all these things. Will anyone will tell me why this is happened?

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  • by Marion
  • 2 years ago

My brother committed suicide in October last year I am struggling to get over it I know I have to let go but I can't. Reading these poems sometimes helps but most of the time I am in tears.

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  • by Brett W
  • 2 years ago

My brother passed away in July 2012 unexpectedly and I never had the chance to say goodbye to him. I think about him everyday and what he'd be doing with his life if he was still alive.

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  • by Andover, MN
  • 3 years ago

My brother committed suicide in March. It's been a struggle everyday. I have sat on this site and cried over and over again. But reading these poems have brought back wonderful memories of him for me. Wish I could write poems.

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  • by Crystal, Limestone TN
  • 4 years ago

My brother has just passed on Dec 19th and this poem really touched me. I have read it over and over. It is really sweet. I love it. You are awesome.

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  • by Becky, Indiana
  • 6 years ago

My Uncle passed away. My Dad and I have been talking about things to say at his service. He wanted to say some things about things he'll always remember. I wanted to read a poem, but I'm not good at that type of thing. Dad isn't very well with his words. So, I found your Poem and it went along with how I feel. Thought my Dad or I could read this. I know it sounds like something my Dad would've wanted to say to him too. So Thanks for the Poem.

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