Brother Death Poem

A sister loses a brother

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Norma, I understand your story so well. My grandson, my granddaughters youngest and only brother passed away the same way. We ate lunch together on Friday and then Saturday morning at 10:19,...

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© Tabitha R. Scott

Published on February 2006

My Other Half

Never thought it could be you,
I never wanted it to.
My other half of me just disappeared.
Darkness came as fast as you got your angel wings.
My tears will never go away,
My heart feels like it's been thrown away.
When I heard the news,
I fell to my knees.
Not wanting to get up,
I heard you say it'll be okay.
Flying 1200 miles to see if it was true,
Memories running through my head not believing my only brother's life was gone.
I sit there looking at you,
wanting to shake you.
I couldn't see those big brown eyes,
there's not a smile that could ever be replaced.
God, take this pain away from me.
I never got to say goodbye,
I want you to answer me why.
I was too late to take his place,
but all I can do is wait.
Till then I'll be missing him.

Sept 18 1979
Feb 21 2004


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  • by A.E., IN
  • 7 months ago

I just received the news that my best friend, since grade school, has passed. He knew me better than anyone. We decided it would be best to preserve our friendship by not becoming romantically involved. As we grew older, our differences split us into opposite directions. But, the love always remained...
I immediately burst into tears. We were so young and never quite came around to saying everything we wanted to one other...
Your poem soothes my spirit. Thank you.


  • by Norma Azurin
  • 9 months ago

My younger and only brother passed away so unexpectedly on New Year's day 2015. No signs no symptoms at all. He was physically fit. The night before (New Year's Eve) we had a family dinner to welcome the new year. In his usual jolly banter, he was joking and laughing with us. The next day, at around 3.00pm, he was gone. The shock was unimaginable. Up to now I have been so disconsolate. I was so grief-stricken big time. He was my rock and we were inseparable.


  • by Me Cox
  • 2 months ago

Norma, I understand your story so well. My grandson, my granddaughters youngest and only brother passed away the same way. We ate lunch together on Friday and then Saturday morning at 10:19, March 1, 2014, he was gone. No warning, physically fit and no symptoms. I know the shock and the feeling you are experiencing. He was my only grandson and in 2008 I lost my only son. I have had a double hitter. We have to pray for each other, those of us who have a loss like these, because if you haven't gone through it, you do not know how it feels. Norma, I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Just know that your brother is still with you, just in another form. Sometimes I just look at the trees when they sway, butterflies when they go by and the rain falling from the sky. If you sit and be still, you will feel his presence for these are the works of the Lord. Take some time to just sit and mediate in the yard and you will feel his presence. I hope this helps you....


  • by Lee Morrison
  • 9 months ago

Hi Norma
I can totally understand what you are going through.
My younger and only brother passed 3 years ago today. We had the best relationship ever and it's still so very hard at times.
I do know he is still with me and watching over me. Little signs like the TV changing channels and lights flickering. All explainable.
Talking to him helps a lot even if I'm angry at why he left me.  
I live for myself and my brother and often say, when I do something special that, this is for John.


  • by Shirley Bell
  • 9 months ago

My brother passed away 6 months after my dad. He was ill at my dad's funeral but we didn't and he didn't know that. It was cancer, and the sad news after that was my Mum passed away 7 months after my brother. All theses poems touch me big time .


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