Death Poem by Teens

Missing Big Brother

I'm Lora. I lost my brother when I was 11 my brother was 14. I am now about to turn 15 and it is so hard to be here on earth without my brother.
R.I.P Chris 1/8/90 - 1/4/04

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I just lost my brother Joel a month ago. He was 23 and I'm 17. For the 11 years my dad had me, he was there. I have another brother, Joey, from mom, but I haven't seen him in 11 years when...

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I Miss My Big Bro


Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008 with permission of the author.

From day one,
without knowing it,
I loved you with all my heart.
As I grew older I looked up to you and to no other.
Yes, we fought many of times but you supported,
and encouraged me in everything I did.
You were my best friend and my hero.
At night I miss the sound of your music,
I miss you climbing through the window when you were late.
I miss your comfort and the way you made me feel safe.
I miss our nonsense arguments and all our wrestling matches just to pass time.
I like to remember our times together good times and the bad.
I regret the times I yelled at you when you were only trying to help,
but you know I only did it because you did it to me.
I wanted to do everything you did,
because I wanted to JUST like you!
I miss your smile,
and I miss the way our room smelt of your cologne.
But most of all I miss your reassuring hugs and playful kisses.
I wish I could go back and tell you how I felt,
tell you that I really need you no matter what I said.
I kept your favorite sweater and wear it every time I miss you
like I did when I was  little.
I will always love you no matter how long its been,
since the day your life came to an end.
I miss my big brother.


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  • Chyanna Vancamp by Chyanna Vancamp
  • 9 months ago

I just lost my brother Joel a month ago. He was 23 and I'm 17. For the 11 years my dad had me, he was there. I have another brother, Joey, from mom, but I haven't seen him in 11 years when dad got me. I remember going to all Joel's football games and being his annoying little sister. He protected with everything in him. He came back from Afghanistan and wasn't the same. He ended up taking his life. Now I'm going to prom and graduating high school this year. I got into college, too. I just wish he were here to see life does get better if you hang in there.

  • Chloe Goninon by Chloe Goninon
  • 4 years ago

Hi, I'm Chloe, and I lost my older brother when I was 4. I'm currently 17 now, and today marks the 13th year my brother has been taken from this beautiful world. Everyone would think that no 4-year-old would ever understand, but it came as a shock to everyone. I destroyed my room and ran away the day of the phone call, the call that broke our hearts and left us in the unknown of how life would continue. I can now sit here 13 years later and say I wish none of this had happened because life would've been planned out better. I'm so sorry for everyone who has lost a brother, sister, or family member. It is extremely hard to get through, but I promise you'll get there.

  • Perola Verissimo by Perola Verissimo
  • 5 years ago

I lost my brother this year. This is the 5th month I'm without him. He always defended my sister and me, and he was the best thing anyone could ask for. I miss him so much it hurts, and seeing people who didn't know him talk like they did and cry for attention is so infuriating. He had sickle cell anemia, but he had it for a while so we didn't expect the worst. We were actually having one of the best days of our lives and getting ready for a party when my mom came into the room looking all gloomy (keep in mind that he had been in the hospital for 3 days) and said, "I'm sorry guys, he didn't make it." At first, I thought it was a joke, so I laughed. "There were some complications at the hospital and he couldn't do it anymore." You can imagine how I felt then and how I feel now. Sometimes I still wake up thinking that he's in his room and that I would interrogate him on his new girlfriend. It's sad, it really is, but that's life, I guess.

  • Jo Walder by Jo Walder
  • 6 years ago

Sorry about your loss! I didn't quite lose my big brother, but we had some family problems and he decided to go live with his best friend's family! He left when he was a junior and I haven't seen him since... No visits, no calls, no texts... I don't know if anyone else feels this, but we don't really appreciate our siblings because of the fights and problems we run into, but deep down we know we love them because at times he/she will always be there for you!

  • Marsha Archibald by Marsha Archibald
  • 6 years ago

I lost my brother, my best friend, a little over a year and a half ago. He was 52. Next week I will turn 53 and for some reason it is really on my mind that at that point I will have outlived my brother. That just adds to my sorrow. I miss him so much. I feel for all of you who share in the grief of a loved one lost. You don't ever get over it, you just learn to live with it. Bless you all.

  • Jodi Becker by Jodi Becker
  • 6 years ago

It is odd to out-live your older brother. Mine was 21 when he died; I was 16. It will be 30 years next April since the accident, and I still feel like his little sister, even though I am now 46. And while the sorrow still comes in waves, I am very thankful he was in my life for the time he was.

  • Ayman by Ayman
  • 6 years ago

I was just 4 when I lost my big brother. He was very supportive. He promised me he will never leave me but he broke the promise. I remember those nights when he used to come from the office and we used to talk about all the things happened in the day. Now I am 12 and its so very hard for me to live now. I've had a break up with best friend who was the other supportive person in my life. I just wished if my DEAREST BROTHER was there with me to help me out of this depressive situation where neither my family nor my friends like me.

  • AlanaPatton by AlanaPatton
  • 7 years ago

I feel so unhappy. Well a celebrity had the same thing. His bigger brother died around 17 years old. It was said that he went over the fence and he never came back. The celebrity is still trying to find out if his brother is dead or not. I know the feeling of death in your family. It's one of the hardest times in life. But you must always move on and go forward. You are brave for surviving one of the most hardest, heartbreaking, times but your capable of still having fun and enjoying life, even though that your lovely brother is gone into heaven (If you do believe XD).

  • Esa_12 by Esa_12
  • 7 years ago

Looking at all these comments made me cry even though I never lost anyone in my life. I realize there's much more worst things that can happen than just not getting the last slice of pizza. Reading all the comments just made me get closer to my brother, recently we separated from each other and I don't want that to happen. Thank you for the poem, thanks so much.

  • Kristi Kennedy by Kristi Kennedy, Texas
  • 7 years ago

I'm Kristi and we lost my brother almost 12 years ago in 2004. He was only 20 years old and there's not a day that goes by that I don't love and miss him. I just wish he knew how much he was loved and cared for! He has missed so much in this life, because he decided for all of us to take his own!
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and it hurts so many!
RIP Matthew "Tigger" Wilkerson
I love you always,

  • Stefanie H by Stefanie H, Netherlands
  • 7 years ago

Hi, my name is Stefanie (19) and I lost my brother (22) 5 months ago. He took his own life in a moment of anger, even though everything was going really well for him. I know for sure he must have regretted his decision the moment he couldn't go back anymore. It's just a shame we can't change the past.
I just can't believe he is gone; it feels like he can step into the room anytime. Somehow it makes me feel better, to know there are more people in the same situation as me; sisters/brothers who have to miss their older brother.
Thanks for sharing your story Lora and thanks for making me feel less lonely in this mess.
Kisses and hugs for all of you.

  • Patrice Braxton by Patrice Braxton
  • 7 years ago

Hi my name is Patrice (16) I lost my brother (28) last year. He got shot in the head 3 times by some people he called his "friends" and that he trusted. I was heartbroken because I did not get the chance to meet him at an older age. He was in Florida and I was in Boston.
Its hard for me to get over it till this day because he trusted the people who killed him and I was struggling to trust people and now its harder because of what happened to him. Even though its hard I know I have support from my family and friends. Thanks for your story Stephanie and Sorry for your loss.

  • Alexis by Alexis, Atlanta
  • 8 years ago

Last week on October 29, 14, my brother took his life. I've never been so hurt in my life. There's not a second that I don't think of him. He was more than a brother. He was my best friend. The bond we had was unbreakable. Being here without him is the hardest thing ever. My heart hurts and I feel so lonely. I just can't get over the fact that he's still feels so unreal.

  • Sam by Sam, New Mexico
  • 8 years ago

Your poem made me cry, something that is hard for me to do and for that I thank you. I lost my brother 14 months ago to a drug overdose. I was 17 years old he was 22. He made some mistakes when he was young and got caught up in drugs. I don't blame him, we didn't grow up in the best of places. I probably would be in the same situation right now if it wasn't for him, but he sobered up so he could help me and he did just that. He saved my life. Be grateful in your life, take time to see the true beauty in things and don't be afraid to feel. I hope all of you live beautiful lives full of love and light and let your hardships strengthen you when you need it most!

  • Rajnandini Singh by Rajnandini Singh, Mathura
  • 8 years ago

Hi guys I'm 15. Previous month I lost my brother, he was 20, he committed suicide. He was the first and last person whom I trusted. I am moody kind of a person and I always become angry on small things and even sometimes I used to shout on my parents also but he was the only one who controlled my anger and made me smile but now I have lost everything. I loved him a lot and miss him.

  • Jessica-Lee Finnerty by Jessica-Lee Finnerty, Australia
  • 8 years ago

When I was 17 years old, it was 2 months after my daughter was born on the 8/12/2008 my brother killed himself, by gassing himself in his car. I had not seen him for years due to family disputes, so when I agreed to go to his viewing to see his body, it changed my life forever. I had no idea how much that was going to affect me, he looked so sad, so broken laying there in his coffin, his face stained red, he had no fingernails left from trying to scratch his way out of car when he was killing himself, his body laid on a slab for 3 weeks before his funeral was planned. Because he killed himself, the government wouldn't pay for it and we didn't have the money at the time. Thankfully my dad came into some money to pay for it, but every time I close my eyes that's all I see, my brother dead, sad, lifeless in a small sad room. No matter how hard I try to remember all the good times the good memories, I can not. Everytime I think of him I cry I can't stop myself, it's at times embarrassing, as I cannot talk about him to others, certain songs I can no longer listen to or if do I cry, Pink Floyd was his fav, shine on you crazy diamond. I would give anything in the world to spend one more day with him, for my brother to hold my first born baby girl when she was born or to come with me when I got my first tattoo.
He would be so proud of me. Matthew Rory Cox love you so much , and forever in my heart...

  • Purvis MS by Purvis MS
  • 9 years ago

Hey my friends. I know I'm a little older 52, but I just lost my big brother in a car wreck. His name was Sandy Clyde Osteen. We built houses and shared life together. He was 58. He died on Oct 7 2013. He was 58. I loved him dearly and he was a great big brother and it hurts a lot. I wish I could take all of you peoples pain away but I can't help myself. His favorite thing to quote was this too shall pass. I'll pray for each of you as I try to find my own way through life. Sincerely, in Jesus name. Little bro Mark in Mississippi

  • Julie by Julie, Wattsburg Pa
  • 9 years ago

I lost my oldest brother in November of 2012 he was only 22, it was sudden, he was in a car accident with his "friend" that left him, I still have so much pain, knowing I won't be able to talk to him, hug, pick on him, to see his amazing smile. My big brother and I had such a distant relationship, because I got married and he wanted what he thought was best for me, while my husband is my true love. But my brother didn't realize that. He was very stubborn and bull headed. But that is one of the reasons why I miss him so much. I wish I could go back and change it, but I can't. Seeing my mom in so much pain, hurts me even more. I wish I could bring him back for just one more day. So we can make amends. I have so much regret, so much pain, so much anger. Mixed emotions. I love you so much Jeremy, may you fly high, and soar through the mountains. But make sure to keep a spot for me when I meet with you, I love you so much Jay. <3

  • Katie by Katie, Indiana
  • 10 years ago

My big brother, Josh, passed away in February of 2005, at the age of 25. He accidentally shot himself, in front of our mother, & myself. I watched, in horror, while he lay in our mothers arms, crying, repeating to our mom that he was so sorry, and was having a hard time breathing. For 15 minutes....waiting for the ambulance. He took his last breath as the EMT's came in. The bullet had hit his liver. My brother was 6 years older than me. I am 27 years old. I am now older than my big brother - Its a strange thought. Losing a sibling is traumatic enough for anyone....watching your sibling die, unexpectedly, in front of you, is beyond traumatic. I was diagnosed with PTSD shortly thereafter. I am not the same. I never will be. It's true that it does get easier in time, however, it's only because You just get used to it, and you just become numb.

  • Solomon by Solomon, Kampala
  • 10 years ago

My name is Solomon 25 years old, I lost my brother 3 years ago and I still can't get over it, your poem reminds me a lot of him and I felt bad. Sometimes I wish I could have taken his place.
Rest in Peace Dezu
4-11-1989 / 20-05-2010

  • Teresa Wenzel by Teresa Wenzel
  • 10 years ago

I remember coming home and seeing my little sister crying, I just thought it was because she was sad that Dad was dying of cancer and it was one of those moments you get. But then she came up to me and said "did you hear what happened to Luke?" I said "no, what happened?!" she then replied "We were playing basketball, and he said he couldn't breathe, he went up stairs and turned blue, Mom and Lee did CPR" I remember being so confused and ran to my brother Jacob and asked him he explained it, I went outside and just screamed, screaming for having a father dying of cancer, and screaming that my brother was now in the hospital. At first I just thought you know Luke is always in and out of the hospital it'll be fine, that was until I went down stairs to see my two other brothers crying with my other sister, I then got a text from my mom which said no heart beat no activity to the brain. 4 of us got in the car and went to the hospital when we got there the doctors took us into a separate room, I recall hearing my mom then said "He passed" my knees gave out, and a pain straight to my heart hit, screams, and cries bursted out of our mouths that's when our worst nightmare came true that's when the 11 children turned into 10. That's when our lives fell apart, on my brother Jacobs birthday November 10th 2012, Luke died. On December 3rd 2012, my father died. One short a sibling and one short a parent. One sad unfair world that we are living in. Being 15 losing 2 loved ones is unbearable. I love you Luke so much <3 I love you so much Daddy <3

  • Naeyaa by Naeyaa
  • 10 years ago

I really enjoyed your poem it told my life story of my brother and I. My brother was killed, mistaken identity, he was shot in the head and his name was also Chris. He died right before his birthday and the birth of his son its hard everyday to go on without him. I feel guilty sometimes I'm living and he's missing out, but I know he in a better place.

  • Lola by Lola, North Carolina
  • 10 years ago

I couldn't have said this any better...I'm 14, and I've lost 2 of my brothers. Jonah (17) committed suicide exactly a year ago (well, tomorrow's the first year), and my other brother Michslov died in Afghanistan 2 1/2 year ago. It's actually really comforting that I'm not alone in the fact I miss my brothers like crazy. Also, the fact that most people's brother's mind too makes it seem much better...

  • Kimberli by Kimberli, New Jersey
  • 10 years ago

My brother named Chris passed away November 15, 2008, he was in a boating accident and drowned. He was missing for 84 days and we found him February 7, 2009. I was 21 at the time and he was 23. I miss him dearly!!! This poem made me tear up.

  • La Shawna by La Shawna, Los Angeles Ca
  • 11 years ago

Hi. My name is La Shawna and I know exactly how you feel Lora. I was only 8 and he was 23 when my only brother died. It was a real heartbreak because we was more then big brother and lil sister . We were more like Bestfriends even though we weren't the same age. Now I'm 15 and it still feel like only 5 seconds ago when I found out. Till to this day I cry because he was my everything. Everytime I hear about him , think about him hear his favorite song/group I wanna just break down and cry. When ever I see my mom or look in the mirror all I see is him. So Now I write to express how I feel.

  • Samantha by Samantha, Netherlands
  • 11 years ago

These poems are so hard for me to read. Lovely, but very hard...
In 2008 I lost my older brother. He was just 18 and only 22 months older than me.
As brothers and sisters do, we always used to fight. But in the few years before he died me, my twin and him became so close... Of course there were still brother and sister arguments, but it wasn't anything like before..
I still miss him every single day, not a day goes by that I don't think of him
Paul, I love you! :(

  • Vic by Vic, Seattle
  • 11 years ago

My older brother would of been 40 years today though he took his life 3 years ago a day after his 37th birthday. We didn't follow the signs though should of. He did not want to participate with my sisters and I, or our parents. Maybe because inside he still feared our father. My dad was and is a very loving man to my sisters, mother and I, though for some reason he made my brother's life difficult. My brother got the beatings and verbal abuse from our dad . My dad never touched me our my sisters nor even really raised his voice that I can remember. My mother tried to intervene and at times my father would stop out of love for my mom. My brother had ADD which infuriated my dad and the rest of us were educationally gifted. My brother managed to go to a decent college and land a great career though never really dated or married. He said :"Mom and Dad have you as their prince and our sisters as their princesses, and I am just an embarrassment to them".

My mom barely keeps it together for the grandchildren's sake, my sister's are getting better day by day as well as their husbands who were close our brother. My wife still cries time to time due to she looked at my brother as her own . The worst part is explaining his absence to my daughter and my sisters children why did their Uncle leave them. I'm pretty angry at my dad still and really have not spoke to him that much. I guess it's natural to blame somebody for the anger and sadness one feels.
My sisters and mother forgave my dad, only because the deep love they have for him.

Sorry to go on, though I know what you are going through first hand. Your brother is gone and the absence of him will always hurt. However as I learned, you get stronger everyday. Take care, Vic.

  • April by April
  • 11 years ago

I lost a brother in a bad car wreck. I lost him 02/27/12 and I still cry for him. I am sorry about what happen to yall's brothers .I bet all of you were really close. Me and my brother were really really close. The last words he told me was I LOVE YOU. People who lost a brother God Bless all of you.

  • Kat by Kat, Nevada
  • 11 years ago

I enjoyed your poem, and read all these sad and inspiring stories, I lost my beloved brother Leon on December 23, 2011. He died of a heart condition none of us were aware of, I still don't understand and never will, I found him passed away in the morning, it was the hardest thing I had to see and deal with, I tried so hard to save him, but it was too late. I miss him so much it will be two months tomorrow and the pain is unbearable; the hole in my heart is void; and my soul aches, I know me & my family will never get over this and I know by seeing your testimonies, I know you all say that we'll be with them someday, but selfishly I WANT HIM HERE WITH US < ME NOW ! I love you bro, you were my best friend and still are, you have my heart forever more.. <3 love for ever your sis
Please be happy and safe, please wait for me and make sure I find you when we meet again one sweet day <3 I LOVE YOU MORE THEN I CAN SCREAM ; RIP my angel

  • Emma Katherine Bickford Allen by Emma Katherine Bickford Allen
  • 11 years ago

I have three brothers, coincidentally my brothers name was Christopher. He died one year and ten months before I was born. I'm exactly like in him in many ways. Reading this brought back memories of stories my family has told me about him. I feel for anyone who has ever lost a sibling or relative. It's the worst pain to be felt.

  • Savannah by Savannah
  • 11 years ago

Hi I lost my big brother Marcel Sims 5 years ago he was 15 years old and I was 12 years old. He went to a teen party July 18, 2008 he was shot and killed that night, when my sister got that call saying he got shot, I didn't know what to do or say, I just lost my mind. Everyday I think about him. He was my everything when we was at the hospital and my father came out and said he was dead , I just went crazy I knew it was time for me to go to. He was the other half of me till this day I say I wish I was dead also. The other half of me is dead and gone. I hope I live any day now cause I'm am nothing with out him. I feel this poem go right for me and my brother.

I'm sorry for everybody who lost a brother it's very sad , but me I can't live with out mine


  • Pahana by Pahana
  • 11 years ago

It's been a year and a half, and I can't stop thinking about my big brother. He was 45 and I was 40, but we were both behaving like silly kids during our whole life. We always made people look at us like we were weirdo's, but all we did was enjoying our own company. We never cared when we were together, things around us did not matter.

We were closer than peas and carrots, to quote Forrest Gump.

Then suddenly, my brother, my hero, decided to end his life. No mention, no signals. He just went off, leaving two beautiful kids behind him...and me.

Since that, I have been trying every day to put my life together. It's on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes I am on top of the world, some days I am devastated.

But I learned one thing, he did not mean to do what he did to us. He loved us more than anything else, he was just not fit to handle all the shit this world has to offer. I also know that one day I will unite with him, and there is nothing in this world that can change that.

Until that happens, I am proud to take care of his kids and live a happy life with the memories of our life together. The memories of my brother, my hero and protector. Your life was never a waste. We are here and now, just as you are.

  • Crystalina by Crystalina, Reno
  • 11 years ago

I can relate to your poem, however I feel very blessed because even though I can relate to this my brother is in prison and I miss him. He has been in there since he was 18 and is now 26 and won't be out until he is 30 and the way you have in this poem I used to hate taking him places and stuff, but we had our good times when he wasn't in jail or juvi. I feel so bad not letting him go with me places. Wonderful poem. Sorry sbout your guys losses.

  • Rebekah Anne Rousell by Rebekah Anne Rousell
  • 11 years ago

I lost my brother on the 6th of February 5 years ago I know how it feels its a horrible feeling that never leaves you =(

  • Linda Garcia by Linda Garcia, Tx
  • 11 years ago

Hi my name is Linda I'm 29 I lost my brother when I was 25 and he was 38 of a heart attack from an overdose due to a girl so I know how you feel. I miss him so much I went into a really bad depression and anxiety after he passed. This poem reminds me of him so much I hope you keep strong. May God be with you and your family. Ruben I love you and miss you so much bro

  • Jessi by Jessi
  • 11 years ago

I was 11 when my brother died on October 8 2008. I'm now 14 and I still miss him like crazy I don't understand why this happened to me. I don't know what I did wrong. All I want is him back please just go back to that day !.
I wanna tell him not to go to work I need him, he was supposed to be at my wedding and graduation why does this have to happen ?!

  • Sandy by Sandy, India
  • 11 years ago

I lost my elder brother 3 months ago. He was an army officer and did his duty to the highest order and sacrificed his life for the country. I miss him so much. I never told you but I love you very much my elder brother.................

  • Cmber Dretke by Cmber Dretke, Coeur D Alene Idaho
  • 11 years ago

This story really got to me. I lost my brother when I was 12 he was a logger and got hit by a tree. To everyone who has lost a family member God bless....

  • Halimah Reed by Halimah Reed
  • 11 years ago

Hello, my name is Halimah Reed and I'm 23 now and I lost my youngest brother when I was 19 and my brother was 13. As of this year he will be 18. This poem somewhat touches me. My brother was shot in the head and gunned down in our own neighborhood. He was one of a kind and he was my better half and bestfriend and hero Aldo he was only 13. He always knew what to say and always had my back and I just wanna say the pain never goes away. (you have to deal and live with and cope with the hollow feeling) people say it gets better but it only gets harder...I'm a live witness and I didn't know what I was gone do when he left me in this cold word but I realized I had to live for him and keep his spirit alive. I would trade the world to have him back in my life and just to see him smile and hear him laugh once more...Missing him like crazy. In 3 months he'll be 18 and it's crazy because he died a month before his 14 birthday.

  • Bree by Bree
  • 11 years ago

Hi, my name is Brianna, and I'm 17. Two days I lost my younger brother, Damon, to a drug overdose. He was only 15. I miss him more than anything. The night he died, me and my 20 year old brother, Dean, held each other and cried. I was never close to Dean, but Damon's death brought us close then ever before, seeing as how we're the only two siblings left. I love Damon with all my heart, but I know he is watching us all from heaven. R.I.P Dames. I love you.

  • Anna by Anna, Indiana
  • 11 years ago

Hey! My names Anna. This poem really touched me. My big brother passed away at the beginning of this year after he tucked me in bed. I never can forget what he said to me "I love you sis." Some times I imagine he is still here. I read this poem at my brothers funeral in March. It really touched us all.

  • Taylor by Taylor, Alabama
  • 11 years ago

Hi, my name is Taylor! I really like this! It is very touching. I lost my big brother in 06 and his name is Chris as well. He was my best friend! I miss him dearly...

  • Edgewater N.J. by Edgewater N.J.
  • 11 years ago

Hey Louis Angelo Jr. you are my brother, father figure and always will be. You died 21 months ago and it still feels like last week. I look at your picture everyday and I cry by myself mainly because I don't want my four daughters and wife to see me. No one understands, I lost mom, dad, sister Pat, now you Lou. But this one hurt the most because you and me Lou were very close and had an unbreakable bond. You are my hero, served in Vietnam for four years and witnessed all kinds of tragedy and had to kill to stay alive. I served in the marines from 86' to 92'. but you're the hero brother. You had 4 heart attacks and survived them all. Until you got pneumonia. I remember you telling me, "I'm getting better bro" I'll see you soon, I promise. Then I came home from my daughter Gina's soccer game and I couldn't wait to get in the house to call you, when I saw that Fla. area code and I knew. I saw you in my dream the other night. Love you for ever.

Brother Vee

  • Ruth by Ruth
  • 11 years ago

My brother died 3 months ago and I miss him so much. he was 36. He went to sleep and didn't wake up. They don't know why. It's sad because he was so healthy and happy and then he was gone. He was so lovely. I miss being able to talk to him about anything. He was my best friend. We were always laughing together. He was so funny. I believe he's in a better place and with his true father in Heaven. Some day I'll hug him again. I feel him with me all the time which is nice. I love you John. Rest in Peace. XXX

  • Carrie Wright by Carrie Wright
  • 11 years ago

Hey. I'm Carrie. This poem really touched me because I just recently lost my brother to suicide...nobody knows why either. I am 17 and he is 20 he would have been 21 on July 11th...
All I constantly do is ask questions like "what did I do wrong?"
"could I have helped him figure things out?"
My brother Cory always knew he had a home to go to...he always knew he had me and my dad to talk to if he ever got into trouble with something...but he chose not to come to us for help and choose the worst path to take to help himself. I very often wish that I could just go back and help him better. or change his mind about suicide. or be a better sister or something! it sucks being 17 and losing your only brother....I just felt like I had lost a best friend...lost someone truely close to me. all I feel each and everyday is a hole in my heart from what happened. and now...all I have is memories of him...and there wont be anymore :(
I miss you Cory SO MUCH!!!
R.I.P My Best Friend--- March 3, 2011

  • Australia by Australia
  • 11 years ago

The poems are beautiful.. I lost my 2 older brothers 16 and 13 years ago now. And yet so many people will never understand how it is to feel and to never have the chance to grow up together. There's not a day goes by that I don't miss them and I cant wait to be with them again.. I have 2 children that keep me hear but I so long to be with them.. The poem is beautiful.. Blessed Be

  • Shamsa by Shamsa, United Arab Emirates
  • 12 years ago

:) it makes me cry

I miss my youngest brother
he was only 10 years old when he passed away <\3

by car accident
I miss him, I feel like that I'm the most desperate person on the earth

but I have HOPE that I'll meet him in paradise



  • Laura by Laura, Bronx Ny
  • 12 years ago

This is a very sweet poem and I'm sure your brother is smiling down on you very proud. I lost my Big brother Frankie when he was 18 yrs old and I was 15. Tomorrow is his 12 year anniversary and so much of me still cant believe that he's really gone. I still like to day dream that he's in the military or living an awesome life as a beach bum in California or somewhere sunny far away! I with all my heart wish that were the case but I know no matter how many years pass he is still right with me, my other brother, my parents and my whole family! He was too loved to ever be forgotten, as I'm sure your brother and all the lost brothers posted here were and still are!!! Thanks for the heartfelt poem and remember They live on through us keeping there memories alive everyday.....pain and sorrow is forever etched in our hearts but time will soothe our pain! God bless and look forward
to your meeting once again ;)

  • Kalef by Kalef, Orlando
  • 12 years ago

I lost my twin brother in October due to being hit by a car while crossing the street. It hasn't been easy, we were just about to turn 17, and it was the loneliest birthday I had ever had. Trust me, I know exactly what your going through. Stay Strong, I will pray for you 9: Kason Dzevan Bailey10/24/1993 - 10/08/2010

  • mitzi by mitzi
  • 12 years ago

This story really touched me. I lost my older brother in 2008 he was only 15 and at the time I was 11.I got a phone call that changed may life forever on May 3rd. Unfortunately we didn't live together but were very close and seen each other practically every day. He was my role model and I lived my life to be like him. Him and his friend had got into a fight and the other boy shot him. He got away with it saying it was suicide. and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him and the cause. I miss him so much. this poem really touches my heart thank you.

T.W.B 92-2008

  • Terri Ortiz by Terri Ortiz
  • 12 years ago

My brother John died at the age of 31 in a freak car accident. Tomorrow it will have been 14 years since that night. I was doing something so ordinary as making myself a peanut butter and apple slice sandwich at the time of he died. It doesn't seem possible it has been 14 years.
Thanks for sharing your feelings in this poem. It meant a lot to me.

  • Angela by Angela
  • 12 years ago

Hey I just read your poem I cry the entire time, I lost my brother in 2008 he was 18. I miss him every single day of my life....I feel like I'm alone in this world like I don't talk to anyone cause I feel like nobody understands to lose a bother or a sister.

  • Danielle by Danielle
  • 12 years ago

Hey, I lost my brother 10 months ago on march 13th. I'm only 16 years old and I know the pain your going through. It's really hard' but this poem touched my heart a lot. My brother wrote poems and now I love reading poems b/c I know he loved them! I'm sorry for your lost, time heals everything! <3 stay strong for your family and yourself.

  • Judy by Judy, Lebanon
  • 12 years ago

Hi Lora, My name is Judy and I lost my brother when I was 12 he was only 21 and now I am 15 and it's still hard for me to deal with the fact that he is gone, and you know, while I was reading your poem tears filled my eyes but that's ok because I like to cry about my brother because when I'm done crying I feel better. I don't know if same rules apply to you too. Anyways, I just wanted to tell you to hold on and stay strong for your family they need you the most. Someday we will all get to see are brothers again and hug them and tell them how much we love them <3
P.S: Your poem what REALLY inspirational

  • Jayde by Jayde
  • 12 years ago

This poem is so nice....My name is Jayde and I am eleven and my brother was 19 when he died in a car accident on
05/02/10 there was 5 people in the car and he was the only one who died. Now my life is harder because I never though I would have to deal with something like death of a close family member! love you bubby R.I.P DREW

  • Alison by Alison, Ontario Canada
  • 12 years ago

Thank you for sharing, I lost my oldest brother in 2006 and I still cry everyday. Reading your poem brought back so many nice memories!

  • Mia by Mia, California
  • 12 years ago

I loved your poem. I lost my twin brother 5 months ago on our 21st birthday in a car accident that we were in caused by a drunk driver. He's only 5 minutes older than I am but he always rubbed that in my face. I miss my bro everyday. Life now with out him sucks but I am staying strong and I know you can also. Thank you for sharing your poem!

  • Lora Sedell by Lora Sedell Poet
  • 12 years ago

Thank you, all of you, for your nice comments ")
I hope all of you and your families make it through. I know the pain will never fully go away but all of your brothers I just know loved you, and are watching over you, like a guardian angel, like a star at night, everytime I see a star twinkle, I think "that's Chris up there winking at me giving me that goofy smile of his." I still miss him so much. I still cry wishing he was here to comfort me. I long so much to see his smiling face and hear his laughter. It breaks my heart to hear all of your stories. It really does. But they're in a better place with no worries. Be happy for that, but always keep them in your memories and never forget <33

  • Nikki by Nikki, Wisconsin
  • 12 years ago

I love your poem. I know how you feel I lost my big brother when I was 7 years old and he was 16. It's been almost 11 years and it still isn't any easier. idk how yours died but mine was murdered and was named a suicide because he was known as the "bad kid" from our town. so I know how it feels. just remember that he loves you and is watching over you all the time!

  • Jessica by Jessica, Canada
  • 12 years ago

My brother is not dead but recently has been arrested after he was misdiagnosed and released from hospital he committed a crime. I have lost him for years to come and this poem made me smile. Thank you!

  • Jamie by Jamie, Florida
  • 12 years ago

I love this poem. When I was 15 my brother, 18, got in an accident one night and passed away. We were very close to each other. Not a day goes by where I don't miss him. I used to write poems to help deal with the pain. I love him with all my heart.
rest in peace..J.W. (Jan 1987-dec 2005)

  • Shse by Shse, Cranbroook
  • 12 years ago

I loved your poem, made me cry, I lost my big brother, on the 19/01/2010... I miss him every day. and its not getting any easier as time goes by.. but I loved your poem and it hit the heart. thanx from Shae

  • James by James, New York
  • 12 years ago

I liked your poem very much, I had a half brother that I didn't know about, he hung himself in August. I'm only 13 and he was 22 when he did it. It broke my heart I never got to know him. I love him an miss him so much always and forever, sorry to all you guy above that lost your brothers as well, I feel the pain for

  • Omid by Omid, Iran
  • 12 years ago

Hi, thanks for the poem, it was great and reminded me of my older brother, Ramin, he was 26 when he died, I adored him, and when he passed away I lost myself, my personality, my belief, my everything. . .! I agree with you, life without my only dear brother sucks

  • Natalee by Natalee, Queens NY
  • 12 years ago

This poem is so deep it touches my heart, I am really sorry for your lost, I can see you and your brother was very close. Keep writing these beautiful poems.

  • Olivia Kay by Olivia Kay, Clayton
  • 12 years ago

my brother past away only yesterday it was tragic I am heart broken I may never be able to live my life normal again. I am 11 years old he is 14 years old.

  • Pete by Pete, Maryland
  • 13 years ago

I feel the pain that each of you have described. My brother Gus died in a motorcycle accident April 23, 2010. He had just turned 25 on April 20. I miss him so much. When I think about all the good times we had, I thank God for allowing me to have my brother for 25 years. We all have been blessed to have loved and been loved by someone that God had given to us as a gift. We all loved our brothers dearly, they were amazing, and I find peace in knowing that God had had a plan for my brother and it was his time to go home. As a younger brother I always wanted to be like my big bro, always wondering what he was doing and who he was with. I still wonder that today. I can't wait until he greets me in heaven, and shows me all that he has done, learned, people he's met, etc. I pray for us all, that in time God may bring peace to our hearts and wisdom to our minds. God Bless you all.

  • Lindsey by Lindsey, USA
  • 13 years ago

I really enjoyed reading the poem. I too have lost my brother. He was 20 and died in a drunk driving accident in March 2009. The pain is something I wouldn't wish on anyone. My heart aches when I think about him which is so often.

Big ((hugs)) to everyone. It is good to know you aren't alone in these feelings though.

  • Shellie by Shellie, Upland CA
  • 13 years ago

Just reading all the comments of all the people who have lost their brother made me feel not so alone in this pain ^_^
My brother had a heart transplant when he was 13 I was 8. His body rejected the heart 2 years later. I was only 10. I am going to be 18 this year and I still can't believe it...I am graduating and he won't be there to see me :{
I pray that God heals every one of our hearts!

  • Amy by Amy, Leicester England.
  • 13 years ago

This poem is so lovely. I lost my brother last year on the 30th May 09. I know that back then it didn't really bother me too much & I thought it was easy to cope. But now, almost a year on and I'm finding it the hardest point in my life. I miss him more & more every day. I'm only 14, and I know I've got a life time ahead of me, but I know that it's a long time before I've even got a chance of seeing him again. Since he died my whole family's fallen apart - my mum and dad have been divorced and even my sisters relationship collapsed. I make myself believe he's in the sky at night as a star! I know he's watching me, I know he's with me. He's not gone. He's still loving us & missing us. Thank you for this poem, It's very inspirational & you did a good job! well done x

  • Kristin by Kristin, Oklahoma
  • 13 years ago

Hello my name is Kristin and this poem did touch my heart. it made me cry because I was very close to my brother. I was reading along and when I got to the bottom it said rip Chris my brothers name is Chris and they were born on the same day. It kind of scared me because of the feeling I got. its a very good poem and I really like it a lot. Thank You!

  • Katie Bland by Katie Bland
  • 13 years ago

this reminds me so much of my brother. his name was Chris also. he committed suicide for an unknown reason and he didn't even say goodbye.
It was just last year too..I was only 13 and he was only 15 (would have been 16 in 5 days)
I know what you're going through.

  • Moi by Moi, CT
  • 13 years ago

Everyone on here writes about how they miss their big brother because he died. I can't believe that I am apart of that "everyone". My brother was 20 when he died of a gun shot (close range). Its only been a month so its all very new to me. I am 19 yrs old and we are just 15 months apart. Its hard to accept the fact that your only brother is dead but I hate this feeling. At times I feel like I want to die too but I know I can't. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this pain? I wish I could bring him back but I can't and that's what kills me the most. I hope that everyone gets through some how.

  • Jessica by Jessica, Nelson
  • 13 years ago

Hello, my brother died in 2005 I was 7 I really miss him. He was 19 and in the army he is my hero and always will be forever

  • Taylor by Taylor, Portland
  • 13 years ago

Poem was awesome Lora.. I'm Taylor, My big brother and I were best friends, He meant the world to me. He died on my 18th birthday. He was 22 years old..It's been a year and a half, I'm now 19. Life just aint right.

  • Amanda by Amanda
  • 13 years ago

Wow...this poem really hit close to home, my brother died on his birthday which was September 1st and it was his 20th birthday. we were best friends. My brothers name was also Chris and I kept his favorite zip up but I still don't feel right wearing it. it doesn't feel like he is really gone, it seems like he should be coming home any day to do his laundry. he died from a pneumonia and he didn't even know he had it. thank you so much for sharing your poem...I hung it up in my room.

  • Lora Sedell by Lora Sedell Poet
  • 13 years ago

Wow I never knew how good this poem was. haha. I didn't think it was all that good. I still miss my brother and all my feelings from this poem will never change. thank you guys and I am so sorry for all of your losses. but everything will be ok ")

  • Audrey by Audrey
  • 13 years ago

I'm so sorry about your loss, my older brother passed away when I was 15 he was 17, he got hit by a drunk driver on his bike not even a mile away from home. I am now going to be 30 years old and still have the feeling of sadness and hollowness inside. I don't think it ever goes away but all you can do is remember the goods times that make you smile..and the bad too that make you laugh. It's sad so many people have lost loved ones but it also feels good to know you're not alone and a lot of people have gone through it too and life does go on even though it's hard and no matter how many years pass it feels like it just happened yesterday.
I loved your poem thank you for sharing I wish I was a good writer.:)

  • Charlene by Charlene
  • 13 years ago

I could not have said this better!
Its been a little over eight years for me and I still miss my brother so dear. The good times and the bad.
I have no regrets, after he died as I know I spent all the time with him I could have, he was always there for me and me for him, but it doesn't not change the fact that I am very empty without him, my pillar of strength when I needed it! My comfort and my best friend is gone, but forever will remain in my heart. His memory will forever live on, I will never forget my only brother.

  • kass by kass
  • 13 years ago

This story, touched me,, I'm 14, and my brother died 4 months ago, he hung himself, and the day I found out I will never forget, he was 35 and I was his littlest sister, thank you for sharing the poem. Xxx

  • Cynthia by Cynthia
  • 13 years ago

Hi my name is Cynthia your story really touched me. I lost my brother when I was 12 and he was 18. Growing up it was always just the 2 of us. I never spent a day with out him in my life n I cant believe its going to be 5 years

  • Fatima by Fatima
  • 13 years ago

My brother died of a car accident, him and my cousin both died together and I miss him so much, I still cant believe he's gone.

  • Marie helm by Marie helm
  • 13 years ago

My youngest son misses his big brother too... (and I miss my son!!)
This poem touched my heart.
Micheal was 18 when he died 8 years ago and we are as past it as we will ever be. That hollow feeling never leaves.
Bless you.

  • halley by halley
  • 13 years ago

hi my name is Halley Marie I am 16 and I lost my brother three months ago on. He died when he was 17. I know how you feel because I am going thru it right now and I miss my big brother so much.

  • samantha by samantha
  • 13 years ago

I miss you bro I miss your eyes I miss your smile I miss how when I was hurt you were there for me so I can't put my heart in the story I only want you to know how much I love you.

  • Malika DuBose by Malika DuBose
  • 13 years ago

This poem has really touched me because I recently lost my big brother to a car accident.. He was about to graduate and he had so much going for him. I just still can't believe he's gone. And also 2 weeks ago I lost a classmate Michael, he and my brother were good friends ,and Michael was like a brother to me also. So its been really hard for our Families and our school has really been affected we've lost two major people. And it hurts so badly I just wish I could see them again.

  • bliselda by bliselda
  • 14 years ago

Hello, my heart is with you. I lost my brother one month ago. It was a gruesome death he was caught and sandwiched in a machine of a chicken factory he had been working. I feel like I would never ever find peace again. It's hard for me to accept because he was so kind to me and I never even had the chance to say goodbye and tell him that I care and love him. I wish that I would see him again.

  • Jessica by Jessica
  • 14 years ago

Hi. my big brother Chris passed away on Feb 20th of 2008. Today is his birthday! its so hard to go on without him and I really don't know how but I'm doing it. I loved the poem.

  • Terri Lasham by Terri Lasham
  • 14 years ago

Hi my name is Terri. I am the second eldest of 6 siblings. My older brother died of cancer on May 7, 2007 when he was 46. I am going to be 46 on May 14, 2009. This has been something hard for me to deal with....I miss him more than anything. He was truly my HERO and best friend. No one knows what I am going through when these happen. Sometimes they think I dwell on his passing too much. Your poem is beautiful and reminded so much of my older brother. Thank you for sharing.

  • Brooke Kennedy by Brooke Kennedy
  • 14 years ago

I lost my brother about two weeks ago on January 1st due to a car accident along with my uncle. My brother was my older brother I feel like I have lost a parent. I am 18 and he was 21. This poem really got to me, I wish I had of found it for his funeral.

  • Tara by Tara
  • 14 years ago

hello. my name is Tara. your story was so touching! it reminded me of my brother and I. I lost him when I was 13, he was 19. we were so close. I'm now 16 and I'm trying to stay strong cause I know he wouldn't want me to be sad all the time. things are getting better its just so hard. I know exactly how you feel. stay strong and god bless you.

  • katelyn by katelyn
  • 14 years ago

I lost my brother 8 months ago now he was 21 and I was 18.. its hard but stay strong, cuz no matter what you will see him again

  • Natalie by Natalie
  • 14 years ago

Hey this poem reminds me a lot about my brother. He died when I was 11, well a week before my 12th birthday and he was 13. I'm 15 now and its soo hard. I love your poem, good luck I know it's hard :( stay strong

  • brittani by brittani
  • 14 years ago

Hey umm I really like this poem I started to cry as I read it. I lost my brother in February this year and this really touched my heart and the freaky thing about it is my brothers name is Chris to. this poem reminds me so much of the one I wrote for his funeral. I know what your going through and I hope you are ok and taking care of yourself. but remember what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.. take care

  • Little_D by Little_D
  • 14 years ago

hi I don't have any brothers but my best friend is like an older brother to me. if I ever lose him it would to me be like losing my brother. he's more of a brother to me then a best friend

  • kaylah by kaylah
  • 14 years ago

hi my name is Kaylah...this story touched me because my brother died in 2006 and he was only 18.I miss him so much and I was real close to him. I am about to be 18 and I wish my bro was here to see me on my birthday but I know he is with me every day...but I loved your poem I feel for you and what you went through and still is going through..

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