Brother Death Poem

I lost my youngest brother suddenly. I couldn't sleep one night, so I wrote this poem to read at his service. He was born on my 5th birthday and we always joked around that we couldn't ever get rid of each other. I would say, "I can't lose you, can't break you, can't sell you at a yard sale, and I can't throw you away, so we're stuck with each other." He would say the same. If I only knew I would lose him so suddenly to death. 10/14/1970 to 08/09/2018

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It is a pain that is unexplainable. You see, I had lost my father in June, my uncle in July, then my baby brother in August. Then in December I lost my mom, which has just shattered my heart....

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For My Brother

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Published: October 5, 2018

You left without
Warning.
Gone so fast.
Now all we have
Are memories
Of our past.

You are loved by so many.
You might not
Have known,
But in our hearts
Is where
You have grown.

The memories
I have throughout
The years
Will last
forever with
Laughter and tears.

We shared our
Birthday
Since I was five.
My wish now will be
To have you back healthy
And alive.

I will miss you
Oh so much.
So will all
The lives that
You have
Touched.

I can't say goodbye.
I can't accept
Your death.
You will live in my heart
Forever
Until my last breath.

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  • Jim Borha by Jim Borha
  • 4 weeks ago

My brother was born on August 18, 1998. His name was Biki, and he left this world on May 14, 2018. It was a very unlucky day for our family. He was just 19 years when he died. It is very difficult to accept that he is no more. He was my real hero. Now we have to stay with his memory. Biki, I love you.

It is a pain that is unexplainable. You see, I had lost my father in June, my uncle in July, then my baby brother in August. Then in December I lost my mom, which has just shattered my heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart, pain, and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you, and thank you for sharing your story.

  • Rotenda Gavhi by Rotenda Gavhi
  • 2 months ago

I lost my little brother who was born on the day before my 16th birthday. He was very cute and handsome. I loved him deeply.

  • Sheila L by Sheila L
  • 3 months ago

I just lost my younger brother on 5-4-19. I was reading poems looking for something to share at my brother's services, as I do not see myself with your same gift. I read your poem and wanted to share it too. Your poem truly inspired me! Thank you so very much!

So sorry for your loss. You can share my poem whenever you'd like. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm glad that it inspired you. Brought a smile to my face.

  • Kenosi Jojo by Kenosi Jojo
  • 8 months ago

This poem hits home. My loss was my older brothers. Years have passed, but still that pain remains. Memories of them creep in every day, but still it hurts to be reminded of the loss my family went through.

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