Brother Death Poem

Poem About Losing Brother To Cancer

My brother was diagnosed with adrenal gland cancer on April 28, 2011. He died in a hospice on July 18, 2011, leaving behind so many people who loved him. He was my younger brother by 14 months, and I don't know what I am going to do without him. He truly was my best and truest friend. If love is a legacy, he left it in abundance. We are all better for having known him.

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Having just lost my brother to cancer, this poem hit a raw nerve. It's spot on. I continually tell myself and everyone at least my brother is not in pain anymore. He can be without pain. It's...

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Published: February 2016

My tears will never cease to flow.
I cannot bear to see your pain.
We share a past no one else can know.
Now I'll never see your face again.

Brother mine, you were always there.
Through thick and thin we laughed and cried.
Poignant memories only we can share
of childhood days when we stood side by side.

We bickered and argued like all kids do,
but our love for each other was always there.
I knew I could always rely on you
and that you would never cease to care.

We grew up and went our separate ways,
sometimes not seeing each other for years,
but I will never forget those days.
I remember them through anguished tears.

My brother, why did this happen to you,
a kind, loyal, loving dad?
What on earth did you ever do
to leave us so swiftly, grieving and sad?

You did not deserve to suffer like this.
I'm sad I could do so little for you
but hug you and give you a gentle kiss,
and pray your strength would see you through.

You have given your family so much love,
and you've always been my truest friend.
I know you'll watch over us from above
and be there for me at my life's end.

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  • by Luisa
  • 1 year ago

Having just lost my brother to cancer, this poem hit a raw nerve. It's spot on. I continually tell myself and everyone at least my brother is not in pain anymore. He can be without pain. It's hard but true. I feel so sorry for your loss.

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