Brother Death Poem

Poem About My Little Brother

This poem is about my little brother. This poem talks about many emotions I go through each day. I miss him greatly!

It Was Just Too Hard To Believe

© Racquel
I never thought,
I would see the day.
When you wouldn't be there,
to show me the way.
You taught me the difference,
between right and wrong.
You always had a way,
but that was before you were gone.
You'd come in my room to play,
To tease and to tickle,
Oh.. you always made me smile.
I don't know how you did it,
I'm not sure I really care.
But I know that you are with me,
I know that you are there.
I cry and I cry,
for what seems like forever.
But I know someday will come,
And we will be together.
One day you were there,
the next you had to leave.
I didn't know what to do,
I didn't know what to believe.
In front of my friends,
I tried not to cry.
But I kept wondering why.
Why this and why that,
why you had to go.
I tried my hardest,
not to let my feelings show.
I couldn't just say,
my brother had died.
I knew nothing would change,
so I kept it all inside.
It took me quite a while,
to accept that you had died.
With that I want to say,
I miss you and goodbye.

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Published: Sep 2007

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  • I too have lost and shared the pain of losing a brother I hope you have had time to find redemption in all the grief. Your poem has deeply touched me and has become one of my favorites. Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece of art and sharing it with others.

    Gabrielle Submitted Sep 2008
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  • I lost my brother when he was 16 and I was 20. This poem made me cry. But also speaks the truth of what I went through. Thank you.

    Dina Submitted Nov 2009
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  • I lost my little brother only yesterday. I am sitting in the car now with my mom, my dad, my baby cousin, and my grandmother. I woke up yesterday morning only to see his cold, blue face. I miss him greatly. I always will. SO, I hope he enjoys his time beyond the golden gate and its not goodbye, its see you later. SO, my Bryson Lane, I will see you later, I promise.

    Tyrsa Age:13, Banks County, GA Submitted Sep 2010
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  • you know I went through the same thing. My brother passed away coming up near 3 years now and I only started coming to terms well a few month back. It's not easy to do but the thought of him gets me by every day coz I made him a promise I would continue on as normal. Not easy but I try. such a good poem. very true and what most people go through.

    Carly Belfast, Uk Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I went through the same thing 7 years ago today I lost my little brother to an asthma attack and I miss him so very much. I was 14 and he was 12 and it was the day before my birthday... this poem speaks the truth I read it and started to cry but it also helped me in a way thank you.

    Erika , Las Vegas,NV Submitted Jul 2011
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  • I lost my brother on 21 July 2006 in a freak accident, he would've turned 16 that year. He was the centre of my world since the day he was born as I have waited 10 years for him to come. He was also my best friend despite the 10 year age gap. After his death, I saw my whole family fall apart as if he was the glue that held us together for all those years. Somehow I was able to stay strong all these years, only to now slowly come apart. Suddenly it is as if it happened yesterday. Thanks for all the poems on this site. It inspired me to write down everything I feel in the form of letters addressed to him, an attempt to deal with this huge loss.

    Cornette Submitted Jun 2012
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  • I too lost my little brother but I lost him at five months old while I was 9 it took me a while before I could even go back to school. This poem describes my life so well that it made me cry in a good way and I will always love this poem.

    Ashley, Woodbridge Submitted 3/30/2014
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