Addiction Poem about Family

Poem About Losing Brother To Alcohol

My brother was an alcoholic. We could all see this, but he was in denial. We could see him slowly dying. It was really hard for us. He was only 28 when he died, and we were all there at the hospital. I prayed right till the very end for a miracle, but it didn't come.

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They Took You Away

© Aimee Fox

Published on January 2014

I was 25, you were only 28.
A thousand times we tried to help you,
But we were still too late.

You told us everything was ok,
But we could see your body and mind starting to decay.

I prayed to God that I would help you if he would save you,
But now I will never see that day.

You were so brave, and I continued to pray,
But then came that day when the angels took you away.

I felt my heart stop beating,
Like I was floating on air.
All I could do was stand there.
Then I realized those screams I was hearing were coming from me.
I just couldn't stop; they had to let me be.

They say it will get easier,
But I don't think that's true
Because every day I cry more for you.

Now we have to try and live without you.
It's the hardest thing we have had to go through.

We love and miss you more than you will ever know.
I hope you are happy now, if only you could let us know.

We will never let you go from our hearts and soul.
One day we will be together again, our family, whole.

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