Brother Poem

A poem to a little brother who means so much and has gone away

I Miss You My Little Bro

© Misty D. Crawford
I love you and I wish you were home,
it hurts me to think you're so alone.
It's not the same without you here,
why you did what you did is still unclear.
I remember when we were little and we played in the yard,
then we'd go sit inside and play cards.
You'd look at me and smile,
your smile used to stretch a mile.
When I had a bad day you were the only on who could make me laugh,
it's like you were my other half.
It hurts me to see what your going through,
it hurts even more because there's nothing I can do.
I just wish I could make it all ok,
but all I can do is pray.
I pray for you every night before I go to sleep,
and every time I think I hear you creep.
Sometimes its like you're still here,
I look at the door and wait for you to appear.
Then I realize you're not home,
and I go back to feeling so alone.
I love you so much you just don't know,
no matter what you'll always be my little bro.


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • My lil bro is going off to the army I so proud of him and what he has done in his life. I just will miss him so very much when he is gone and I will be praying for god to watch over him. I just don't want him to leave me here all alone and scared but I know he is here. any way your poem made me cry

    Brittany, Alabama Submitted Jan 2010

  • My little brother is on his second tour in Iraq. Things have been strained between us and I didn't get to see him or tell him Goodbye before he left. This poem says what is in my heart and brings me to tears. I am sending this with his first care package.

    Krystal, North Carolina Submitted Oct 2010

  • My brother is in prison and it's cool to know that we got that same connection going on and I understand what your going through. I miss him too. I pray that he is alright and let God watch over him Love you bro

    Frances, Washington Submitted Nov 2010

  • I know exactly how this feels I can relate I have a brother who's in state prison and I miss him everyday me and him were like peanut butter and jelly never away from each other I know god is watching over him and taking care of him I love you Brother.

    Ceci, Los Angeles Submitted Apr 2011

  • This poem reminded me of my little brother. I lost him a few years ago and yet some days I still feel alone and empty inside. Me and him always did everything together but now we can't, had an amazing 18 years with him and for that I will always keep in my heart. This poem hit so close to home and made me cry when I first read it

    Clinton Feehan, Lyman Wyoming Submitted Sep 2011

  • This poem is great I have a younger brother who has been in and out of prison the last 3 years. I never thought I would find something to relate so much to how I feel and what I've always wanted to say....

    Kriston Submitted Jan 2012

  • My little brother was killed January 21, 2008. He was hit from behind on his bike by a drunk diver. His name was Mikeal Steven Hodges aka BUTTERBEAN. Tomorrow would have been his 23rd birthday. Me and my family miss him dearly and he will always be missed. Mikeal Hodges was killed at 1:21am on hwy 17 in Brunswick, a drunk diver hit him from behind and keep going. RIP butterbean we love you!

    Carrie Hodges, Brunswick Ga Submitted Mar 2012

  • I lost my little brother almost a year ago to suicide! an I miss him oh so much!!

    Tiana!, South Australia Submitted Jun 2012

  • My lil bro who I am the closest too out of 6 went to prison. This poem says everything I wanted to say. He is a really big part of my life and I love you Bro! You'll never know how much this touched my heart. It made me cry!

    Stephanie, Estabrook Submitted Jun 2012

  • I lost my little brother in 2000.... Somedays its still like yesterday <3

    Kerry, UK Submitted Jul 2012

  • This poem says just what I've been looking to say to my brother that's in prison. He's been there since '95 and he won't be getting out till 2024. So we won't be seeing each other for a long time cause he's in California and I'm in Indiana but we keep in touch in letters. Thank you for this poem it said it all.

    Gayle Harrelson Submitted Aug 2012

  • Today is my little brothers birthday. But he isn't around for me to buy him a lovely shirt or book, today he would be 41. My heart aches for him and has done since he took his own life in October 2009. I miss my friend, my brother, my rock x

    Liz, Essex UK Submitted Sep 2012

  • My little brother is in jail and there isn't a minute that goes by that I am not thinking of him and wishing he was home. He is truly my best friend and I feel lost without him. This poem touched my heart and I am sending it to him with my letter.

    Lisa H., Va Submitted Sep 2012

  • This poem has touched my heart. I lost one of my little brothers on July 1 2012. I always feared we would lose him while he was deployed. It may have been a lot easier to comprehend and understand then in the way we lost him. He was riding his motorcycle when someone we all loved and welcomed into our hearts and our family decided to take him away. May he be in peace and know that we will never stop loving him or thinking of him. Thank you so much for this poem it has really touched my heart.

    Mary Hale, Alabama Submitted Oct 2012

  • Today is my "Big Little Brother's Birthday. He died over 3 weeks ago. He would have been 38. It is a challenging time for our family but we can only take one day at a time. Every day seems surreal. I didn't really realize it until now that he was my BEST FRIEND. This poem hit home. REST BROTHER REST!

    Cheryl B Submitted Oct 2012

  • This poem has really hit me. We lost my little brother and his girlfriend, Nov. 12,2011 and it has really took a toll on my family and a piece of our hearts. His supposedly best friend pushed him and knocked him and his girlfriend into a culvert and tree and killed both on impact and our families still are hurting, but this poem says it all for me. Because he was and is still my best friend. I love you little brother you and your heart wrenching smile are both truly missed. Rest easy bub!!!

    Desiree Fox, Jenkins KY Submitted Nov 2012

  • My baby brother lost his battle with cancer in 2009 and tomorrow will be his 30th birthday. I miss him so much he was my best friend and my drinking buddy too. He loved his music and was learning to be a DJ and then on that Sat. morning I got the dreaded phone call I didn't want, to say he had gone. Sweet dream baby bro love and miss you always !! .

    Sarah Smith , Lancaster, Uk Submitted Jan 2013

  • For my brother Lawrence .I remember when we were kids and how daddy would have us to dance together for every one that came over to the house. How you would take up for me at school. How you taught me to read and I remember so clearly you taught me how to spell by breaking down my word the first word was carpenter. On the bus I remember the jokes that you would tell to keep me laughing oh how I would like to hear one now. Even though we had our ups and down I always told you that I love you and you would say me too. I know that we all have our time but I would give all to have you back, just to here me once again, "me too". I love you little sis Jenny

    Aleta Chase Submitted 5/28/2013

  • I have a little half brother named Adam he is 3 years old. We have a bond like no other. I don't get to see him a lot but when I do I make sure that he knows that I love him.

    Atlantis Submitted 8/13/2013

  • I have a little half brother named Adam he is 3 years old. We have a bond like no other. I don't get to see him a lot but when I do I make sure that he knows that I love him.

    Atlantis Submitted 8/13/2013

  • Your poem is beautiful, and I have to tell you that it brought back memories of my dear younger brother who died suddenly, and I didn't have the chance to say good bye to him. He was a very big part of my life, and too special. He was such a wonderful, caring and loving brother, that I can swear that it would be so difficult to find another like him in a thousand years. I have two more brothers, but I can't say the same about them. I think of him every day, even though it's been 6 years since he's been gone. At least I have beautiful memories of him to treasure. I know he is in a better place.

    Yvonne. Dubai Submitted 8/24/2013

  • This poem really help mean a lot to me. My brothers in jail and I miss him so much. I don't know when he's coming home ;( He's my big brother and I wish I see him soon

    Guadalupepuentes Submitted 11/20/2013

  • My brother went to prison 3 years ago, he will be gone for a long time. He got 22 years and he's only 21, it kills me because he means the world to me. And what's worse is that he started using drugs and now he is not all there mentally. I'm in deep depression and have to take meds cause I can't take it! Always cherish what u have before it's gone.

    Laura V California Submitted 12/17/2013

  • I lost my little bro on the eve of my birthday back in 2007 and I miss him so much. He would have turned 13 this year. Sometimes I don't know how to survive without you little brother!!!

    Kenya Submitted 12/24/2013

  • This is such a beautiful poem. I had two younger brothers, and the baby died in 2002 the other recently went to juvenile hall and I miss him so much. Now that I think about him I realized I've never really been there for him... Gosh you never know what you have until it's all gone!

    Jessica A.. California Submitted 3/12/2014

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