Brother Death Poem

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My beloved brother...From your sister

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Back in January, I lost my baby brother. It was so hard to wrap my head around that he is gone and that I won't ever be able to hold him again. I found out 4 days after he had passed because...

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My Beloved Brother

© Brianna

Published on August 2008

From day one all we did was fight,
now all I do is fight back my tears.
I wanted to do everything you did,
because I wanted to be just like you.
Now I sit here wondering what to do,
because there's no one to replace you.

I never did tell you all the things I felt,
like how much I really did love you.
I wish we could go back and start over again.
I don't want to be alone. I need my brother,
I need my best friend.

When you think of me
while you're up in heaven,
Think of how much you meant to me.

It's sad that you left
without saying goodbye,
But just remember we all love you
as you began to fly.

You did so much for me,
as I didn't do much for you.
I hope you will forgive me,
for all the things I didn't do

You were my brother
and my best friend.
I will always love you
no matter how long its been,
since your life came to an end.




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  • by Tammy Thompson
  • 1 month ago

Back in January, I lost my baby brother. It was so hard to wrap my head around that he is gone and that I won't ever be able to hold him again. I found out 4 days after he had passed because I'm in foster care. I didn't get to go to his funeral because my stepmom didn't want anyone from my dad's side to go, and that really hurt me. All I've done is cry. I still cry myself to sleep every night, hoping it is all a nightmare and that I'm going to wake up and he'll be in my bed sleeping in my arms like it was when he first came home from the hospital. He thought I was his mommy. I miss him like crazy. I'll never forget him or how much he meant to me.

  • by Sheree Maxey
  • 4 weeks ago

She would have to answer to God and your baby brother. For that, I'm sorry about your loss. I was 9 years old when my brother passed. He died in such a way that here it is 25 years later and I'm still grieving his death. For 25 years I wake up every morning crying. I miss him so much I can't even describe it.

  • by Stacey Slattery
  • 2 months ago

Hi, on the 5th of Feb 2017, my oldest brother passed away of a drug overdose, so now I have lost my brother and my best friend. I can't live with myself. I wish I could be with him as we were so close. So now I've lost my truly big brother to stupid drugs. All I do is cry and cry till I fall asleep wondering why you didn't ask me to help you. I love you, bro, forever and ever.

  • by Sara Marie
  • 3 weeks ago

Omg, I just lost my baby brother on March 11, 2017. I don't know how to process this. He overdosed. How do you cope?

  • by Yvonne
  • 3 months ago

We grew up in the 70s. He was the eldest. Abuse is what we shared. He protected me when he could. You see I was the youngest and a girl to boot. No one can really thank someone for taking a beating for them. I did it, Jamie, yet you stepped forward to take the punishment. Fifty-four was too young to die. Live in peace now, my protector. I love you.

  • by Maggie T
  • 3 weeks ago

I feel your pain and can relate to the abuse. There were 6 of us, although the eldest didn't live with us. My step monster father abused all of us and the second oldest brother would take the beatings and blame most of the time. We grew up with no confidence, assurance, and had no money. When Danny overdosed a month before I delivered my first child I was so grief stricken. My last conversation was nasty. I told him he needed help and he had to stop. He hung up on me. Five months later my little brother Charlie died from a drug overdose too. Danny was 32 and Charlie was 27. I was born in between them and we were close. My mother died the year after, and here I am nearly 24 years later still grieving them quietly. And although I believe in God, the pain and anger still lingers. All I can say is keep your brother's memories alive because this is all we have left! I truly hope and pray that I do meet them again. They were too beautiful for this earth. Peace.

  • by Emmie
  • 5 months ago

I never got to meet my brother. He was born too early. He never got the chance to live his life and love his family. I may be pretty young, but if you are reading this, you might feel the same.

  • by L. Rabbani
  • 6 months ago

July 15, 2014: never knew this day was going to change our lives forever. It was when my brother embraced martyrdom. He was just 23 years old. He achieved what he desired. There are times when all I want is to get him back. He was not just my elder brother, but also a best friend. :'( He was the one who understood me completely.
I miss him, I miss old times when we were together.
-Our pain is the same. Prayers for you all!
Much love !

  • 7 months ago

My younger brother died May 12, 2016, due to a heart attack. It feels like I can't go on in life. I miss him terribly. He had a dream months before he died that he told me about. I just did not know that he was really going to die. Why all the pain and hurt on earth? It seems too much. DEATH, OH THE STING OF DEATH!!!

  • by Marijana Sarilar
  • 1 month ago

My brother had a heart attack in May 2016 and died after two months in a coma. It's very hard just to imagine that this young boy, my brother, isn't here. Why? He looked so strong and healthy to me. Why weren't we given a chance to fight? It's so very different living now. My heart kind of died with him. Your story reminded me of mine. Sorry for your loss. I know words aren't enough to describe how it feels.

  • by Susan Kay Jones
  • 7 months ago

Tomorrow is the 3rd anniversary of the death of my younger brother, Jay! He was diagnosed in the fall of 2012 with a very rare form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma! He fought a very short, courageous battle! The doctors did everything they could to save him! But God saw him suffering and in pain! He lost his battle with cancer on September 10, 2013! He was only 48 years old!

It breaks my heart to know he never got to see his oldest son get married or to see his granddaughter, Emma, take her first steps! I take comfort in knowing that somehow he is watching from heaven and knows how much his family and friends miss him every single day!

My guardian angel, Jay, rest in peace till we meet again! Love XO Susan :)

  • by Patty
  • 9 months ago

My brother died on October 9, 2015 at the age of 37. He died of a heart attack. He was my baby brother. I miss him so much. We used to share the occasional glass of wine. I can't get over his death. It's just so hard to deal with. His birthday just passed on June 27, 2016. He would've been 38. I love reading poems like these. A lot of them reflect how I feel. We always used to end our conversations with "I love and miss you bro". Now I'm ending this one with I love and miss you bro??

  • by Aminta Cuellar
  • 9 months ago

We just lost our baby brother 2 months ago of a heart attack. He was 46 yrs old. It's unbelievable and it brought us to our knees. We still can't believe or accept it. How do we move on? He had 2 adult kids and 2 small kids.

  • by Paul, Nigeria
  • 1 year ago

So sorry, I lost my twins brother January 22nd 2014. He was just 30 years, we were preparing to celebrate our birthday February 28 but I could not make it. I really miss him cuz he was my best brother ever.

  • by Rachele, California
  • 1 year ago

I lost my 17 yr old brother 2yrs today... Due to the negligence of social services (foster care).

  • by Leilani Miyaji
  • 6 months ago

Do you ever get over the pain? I just lost my older brother, and it's so hard. I'm in foster care, and it isn't the best. He was killed in juvie, but social services had him put in. I miss him. I feel like every time I think of him my heart breaks all over again. So please, does it get better?

  • by Tyanna Robey, Va
  • 2 years ago

My brother was 22 when he was murdered while at college. April 29th, 2014 was one of the scariest days of my entire life. As I laid in bed getting sleeping for school I received a phone call I ignored the phone call and went back to sleep. I felt as if something was not right and went and called the person back. I was than asked was my brother dead, which being asked that than woke up fully, and knew something wasn't right. I hung the phone up got on Facebook and seen a lot of pictures of my brother and people saying they send their prayers and that they were sorry for the loss of my brother. I than called his phone time after time waiting for him to answer and it be the wrong person. I than began getting calls saying that it was true that someone had murdered my brother hours before. I went to the bathroom and began to cry miserably I called and called my oldest sister, grandmother, and mother who would not answer the phone. I than ran out the house into the rain to get in the car and head to their house. I banged on the door and as she opened the door I began to breakdown and scream they killed our brother. We later learnt that our brother was stood up and murdered while at college fulfilling his dream of playing football. My brother and I had a unbreakable bond which was very special to the both of us.

  • by Destiny B.
  • 2 years ago

My brother was 22 years old when he was killed by an off duty drunk cop. A month and a day after his birthday. The day my brother died I was in school. I had received a Facebook message from my brother saying that I need to call him. I couldn't I was in class. Class let out and as I was walking down the hall I felt my heart drop into my stomach. I felt something was extremely wrong. I called, he picked up, but didn't say anything. I kept calling his name, then finally he replied "Ty got in a car accident & hung up" I burst into tears screaming! I called back & said "WHAT?!" He said he didn't make it and hung up the phone. I literally started screaming!!!!! I got up and fell right back into my friends arms. She went to get the school officer and the officer and her proceed to take me into the counselor office. Me and three of my friends sat in the room. They started crying because they seen the hurt and pain I was in. The counselor had called my brother back and asked and he told her yes my brother had passed away. My brother told me to call my father. I had called one of my best friends mom and told her and she told the counselor "Destiny wasn't supposed to find out until she got home". The lady had called my dad and when she did my dad response was "damn! I didn't want her to find out in school!"

  • by Frtzy Jaleco
  • 3 years ago

I lost my brother 4 years ago. He was stabbed by some kids on his way home. He died on September 9 2009, days before my birthday and 2 months before his birthday. He died at the age of 15 and I was 16. I think what hurts the most is I never got to say goodbye to him and tell him how much I love him, that I was so happy to have a brother like him and how much he means to me. We were so close that when he passed away I also lost the other half of me. Though he's gone but the memories we had will always be with me forever. I know one day we will meet again somewhere beyond the clouds.

  • by Jamiled, Lakewood Nj
  • 3 years ago

Around this time in 7 days my brother will be gone 2 years. It feels like just yesterday the police called me outside my house around 11 pm saying they had news for me. Their words were "I'm sorry but your brother didn't make it". I felt like someone had just ripped a peace of my heart ou . I cried for months , my family was just falling apart. I'm the oldest out of 6 kids, my brother was the middle child 12 years old when he died in a hit and run. I can't say it gets better but you learn how to deal with it little by little I think of my brother all the time. I just wish I didn't argue so much with him and told him I loved him as many times as I should've but that's all too late now. I just wish that now he knows how much he means to me ... Love you lalito

  • by Oyunan, Mongolia
  • 3 years ago

Thank you, Brianna for your poem, sorry for your brother's passing.
My brother left us 20 years ago, a year after -my mother, the pain of the loss never gets less, time really doesn't work here. I regret and miss my beloved brother so much...I will love and remember him always!

Thank you again for your poem

  • by Dolly, Philippines
  • 3 years ago

My brother just died 3 days ago and this hits me so hard. He was my best friend. and...he's just gone.

  • by Pradeepa Peiris
  • 8 months ago

I lost my brother of a heart attack. He is 43 years. I still can't accept it. Its so hard for me! He is like my friend!! We are so close. He is the only relative for me in this world! I really miss him!

  • by Guadalupe Lopez, Compton Cal
  • 3 years ago

I lost my brother in a gang related drive by shooting back in 1999 he was only 22 years old. It's been 14 years and I never said good bye. He lived in Compton Cal. And had just move to Texas . When they called me he was sick I knew he was death. But I still can't understand why he passed away he was driving and his friend was in the passengers seat and drive by and killed him. His friend is alive but why only him. He was great loving and loved to hug me hold me tight he left two girls of the age 6 and 3 yrs old. I still cry it's very hard to say good bye when I go visit at the cemetery...

  • by Regenia, Tn
  • 3 years ago

I stumbled upon your poem tonight. I'm not alone. My younger brother was shot by a deceiver he knew as "friend". All our lives are broken. I am sorry for your pain.

  • by Pittsburgh, PA
  • 3 years ago

My brother Sgt. Caesar M. Jones was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident and this poem reminds me of us so much. It has been 6 months and my heart feels like it has been ripped out. My brother was my best friend. He called me on Thursday he said "Hey Sis, I'm coming home this weekend." I was so excited since he lived in Greenville, SC and I'm in Pittsburgh. Saturday morning I called and called him he never answered. That afternoon I got the call he was gone. I'm hurting so bad. My brother was my very best friend now I just feel empty and alone.
RIP Cid I love you and miss you. Big SIS

  • by Dawn Miller, Elkhart
  • 4 years ago

My big brother Mark was murder on 9/20/12 & put in a Barrel then put in the river like trash!!!!' And I have struggled everyday. With my thoughts of never saying how much he meant too me and being able to say goodbye!! but your poem was perfect thank you. So much xoxo Dawn

  • by Eunice, South Africa
  • 4 years ago

Such a beautiful poem. I lost my little & only brother in a car accident on 25 June 2005, he was 18. The worst part is we didn't know he had passed away as the accident happened far from home during school holidays. We found him in a police morgue about to be buried by the state because no one had claimed his body. I cry everyday, I see him in my mind in my dreams he lives. I can never forgive myself for not following up when his phone went unanswered for 2 days. A part of me was violently ripped away, my heart was shattered, I will never forget my brother. We are now 3 girls with no brother. My mom will carry the pain to her grave I can tell by the way she doesn't mention his name, her eyes are teary when anyone mentions his name. She will never be the same again. Thank you for this lovely poem and I'm really sorry about your brother's passing. I don't know why they say time makes it easier, it sure hasn't done it for me...

  • by Alex, Canada
  • 4 years ago

I feel your pain, I recently lost a younger brother, he was only 15 years old when he passed away from happened just a month has been really hard for me because he acted more mature and responsible than me and I'm 24 years old. I came across your poem, I've been browsing through most of them to find that is similar to what happened...but truth is, they are all the same, nothing is ever different when we lose a family member :( has been a month now since my little brother passed away, I hope I can find whatever it is to help me through...sorry to hear about your brother as well.

  • by Michelle, Mexico
  • 4 years ago

Such a touching poem. I lost my brother almost 7 years ago because of cancer, he was only 18.
I came across this poem and I felt peace somehow. I miss him every day.

Sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing this with us.

  • by Matthew Hull
  • 4 years ago

I lost my older brother nearly a year ago to cancer and I have been looking for the words to put my feelings across on how I felt as I still have not let go. Trying to keep everyone else going. Thank you to the person who wrote this to help me.

  • by Sharon
  • 4 years ago

Brianna I'm so sorry for your deep loss. I lost my little brother he was 51 when he died from lung and throat cancer. I loved him
so much, it hurts so much to lose a sibling. I went to visit him and he so brave and always was thinking of my mom and I. He wanted to make sure we were going to be alright. He didn't know we were never going to be alright without him. Your poem touched my heart and I feel your heartache. I wish for you and all the others that you never knew this heartbreak! Wish I could walk up to Heaven and bring all of our brother's and loved ones back to be with us all. They are all Angels now and watches over us all.

  • by Alana Sease
  • 5 years ago

Hey, my name is Alana. I lost my brother on May 14, 2011. He was 23 years old, he got into a car accident. My big brother was my bestfriend and I never told him. I love him so much. Your poem really touched me and I was in tears. I promise if I could I would bring both of our brothers back. No one deserves it, and I can't handle it. Thanks for this poem.

  • by Aston, Canada
  • 5 years ago

Hi, :) Brianna my name is Alps, and I feel so sorry for your loss. I can understand how u feel, because I have a sister but my dad lost his brother who was only 15, while my dad was doing his last year of university at age 22. And then shortly thereafter my paternal grandfather who expired aged 75. My paternal grandmother had 4 sons but only 2 survive now because she just lost another one to Cancer, I can only wonder how strong she is to handle the sorrow.

  • by Rebekah
  • 5 years ago

My brother and his friend we're killed in a car wreck and I miss him so much! I also called him Bubba. I loved this poem!

  • by Shanetta, Iowa
  • 5 years ago

I am really struggling with my brothers death. This year will be year 15 and it just seems to get harder and harder every year. We just celebrated another birthday of his without him. In less than a month we will have another year that marks his death and another year I am lost without my big brother. Thank you for writing this poem so I don't feel so alone in grieving as right now I am feeling like I am in a cave of darkness with no one to help guide me out.

  • by Nancy
  • 5 years ago

It's been 25 years since my brother passed I cry every day, he was my heart, he lived in Alaska so I couldn't go. I think if I could have gone I would be ok. My sister-n -law has a tape but I won't watch it, I know he is gone but I just don't want to let him go, it has been so hard on me, I think if I let go he would think I don't love him, my heart stays broken every day for him. I pray for god to help me all the time. I just don't know what to do any more.

  • by Skye, Faribault MN
  • 5 years ago

Hi there honey. I am 14, I will be 15 in December. On May 5 2011 my brother passed away at the age of 18 from a car accident. He was gonna be 19 in July. He was my best friend and it so hard to speak of his name and know he's gone. It's so hard without him. I understand how you feel completely. I never got to tell him how I truly feel about him! I always look back to the times me and him had and turns out me and him had a blast even during are fights! It's so hard to believe he's gone. I get horrible flashbacks and it hits real hard sometimes that this is reality and he's gone... it would be nice to know when things start to feel normal again.... thank you for your poem it really made me think. Your a wonderful women with a big heart! And I'm very sorry about your brother.

  • by Kelly, Ont. Canada
  • 6 years ago

My brother, Gary was 36 when he was diagnosed with lung and bone cancer and died two months later. Our family watched as he suffered tremendously yet was so courageous for us all, especially his 5 yr old daughter who he left behind. I know it may sound selfish but as my only sibling I feel so alone in this world and am so angry and hurt that his beautiful little girl should have to grow up without him. The pain and loss is so devastating to our entire family. I pray that he truly knew how much we loved him and always will. As I'm sure with the rest of my family we were in such denial in his last days that I feel I should have been there for him and tried to talk to him about how he must have been feeling. I think he knew he was dying but looking back we just couldn't. So many words left unsaid that I will never get back. I remember our last hug and I re-visit it all the time. Love always sis xo

  • by Sandy, Arkansas
  • 6 years ago

My brother was killed 3-30-09 his ex wife set him up to be shot. He was my baby brother, we were so close best friends I miss him so. My whole world crashed when got killed. Not a day goes bye that he is not one my mind. It will be 2 years on the 30 of March, I miss him so much

  • by Becky Wiggs, Hutchinson
  • 6 years ago

We lost my brother suddenly, The way it happened was so traumatizing, I haven't really mourned his death. I miss him so much. I have another brother, but things being the way they are, I'm dead to him and him to me, only God understands...But the brother who was shot has been my greatest loss...I'm still not sure how to cope. With Gods help, I'm dealing...I feel your pain, your tears...your Loss...each day gets better...

  • by Taylor, Age: 15 York
  • 6 years ago

Hello Brianna,
Your poem really touched this place in my heart. I can honestly understand. My brother was 6 months old and they said that he died from SIDS, but I was 2 1.2 and my real dad had killed him right in front of me. I am now 15 years old and it still replays in my head everyday. I miss him and I wish that he would still be here. I am really sorry for your loss. And I also need help. Again I'm sorry for all of your losses. My thoughts are with you. Thanks.

  • by Brianna Poet
  • 6 years ago

You all are so welcome...It's nice that other people can relate to how I feel. 'Cause most of the time I just feel so alone. It feels like the only people that know how I feel is my mom and dad.
*Feel free to comment I'm not on here very often but when I am I will definitely say my thanks ! :)

*Owner of poem*

  • by Joanne Lynn Hollis
  • 3 months ago

I'm thankful for stumbling onto your poem today. My brother, (43), left 4 months ago today. I never got to say goodbye, and we were arguing the week before he passed. I am lost without him here with me. It's clearly the most difficult time I've been through in my entire life! Thanks, Brianna.

  • by Raven Elvira Alexia
  • 6 years ago

I found this poem the day after my little brother died on September 25, 2010. He was only seven years old. I was busy writing a few words down for his funeral and it spoke to me so I wrote it down. This is a great poem that even many more people will be able to relate to.

  • by Diana
  • 6 years ago

Thank you Brianna for this poem, I lost my older brother a year to this day ago in a hiking accident, he fell off a cliff. I was 17 and he was only 19. It brings me a lot of comfort knowing I'm not the only one going through this. He was my big brother, and I was not ready to say goodbye

  • by Stephanie Brockie
  • 7 years ago

Hi Brianna, I was really touched by your poem I lost my brother 5 years ago in June to suicide he was 16 and I was 12 I really miss him. When I read your poem I got a tear to my eye, just thinking about all our memories, thank you for sharing it! love Stephanie xxx

  • by Brianna Poet
  • 7 years ago

Thank you everyone who commented on my poem, I really appreciate it. I lost my brother May 29, 2007 on our mom's birthday. It was and still is the hardest thing I've ever been through. It seems as it just gets harder each day that goes by. And I'm glad that I can share my poem with you and you can be touched by it.
So thank you so much again !
* Owner of poem *

  • by katherine chavez
  • 7 years ago

I lost my brother on May 17, 2009 its been so hard to go through a day knowing I never got to say good bye but I think I will see him again one day and he is my angel. So, who ever goes through what I do just remember he is always with you.


  • by Renae Wanna
  • 7 years ago

I really like this poem makes me think about all the things me and my brother went through and things that weren't accomplished between me and him...He left us Feb 3rd 2009 and still I miss him like crazy

  • by georgia
  • 7 years ago

I lost 2 brothers this year 2 months apart. I grew up with them and it hurts deeply I miss them so much that some time it seems I can't go on without them . We did everything together. I know they suffered here on earth so I know they are without pain now.

  • 8 years ago

I just lost my brother yesterday n I'm still at a loss..
I think this poem helped me..
I looked up to him so much since he was my big brother...
I don't know what I'm going to do without him, but I know that he's up in heaven watching over me n my whole family

  • by summer bridgewater
  • 8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss... I really am... non of my brothers have died but some of them I haven't seen for years... I hope that when I am older and have got my life on track I will find them... summer 15 years xxxxxx

  • by tina
  • 8 years ago

My brother passed away 4 months ago and this poem is exact ally what I am feeling ..he will always be my bubba...

  • by tessa
  • 8 years ago

my older brother passed away from cancer when I was seventeen. I never got a chance to say goodbye and it kills me because he meant more than anything and I never got to tell him that,
This poem says the exact words I still feel, and it brings me comfort to know I'm not alone.

  • by ashley
  • 8 years ago

my little brother passed away 4 years just before Christmas. Got smashed into a bridge. (he was only 15 1/2) I was 19. I'm almost 24 now and when I came across your poem I just had to write you. Cause that is exactly what I used to write. And I still think about him. I'm at work and that poem almost made me cry.

  • by Denise
  • 8 years ago

I wanted to find a poem that kind of related to myself and my brother that committed suicide in September of this year. I started reading this and it really started to touch me and when I got down to the end it said, I love you Bubba, and that really got me, because that was what everyone called my brother.

  • by Azzer
  • 8 years ago

This is so sad. No I don't know how you feel but I understand. Shed you're tears with others.

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