Brother Poem

A poem to a little brother who means so much and has gone away

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I know I may not have a little brother, but it hurts me to see that my older brother is in jail. I won't see him for 7 years. Seven years is a long time. You can do a lot of things in that...

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I Miss You, My Little Bro

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Published: February 2006

I love you and I wish you were home.
It hurts me to think you're so alone.
It's not the same without you here.
Why you did what you did is still unclear.
I remember when we were little and we played in the yard.
Then we'd go sit inside and play cards.
You'd look at me and smile.
Your smile used to stretch a mile.
When I had a bad day you were the only one who could make me laugh.
It's like you were my other half.
It hurts me to see what you're going through.
It hurts even more because there's nothing I can do.
I just wish I could make it all ok,
But all I can do is pray.
I pray for you every night before I go to sleep
And every time I think I hear you creep.
Sometimes it's like you're still here.
I look at the door and wait for you to appear.
Then I realize you're not home,
And I go back to feeling so alone.
I love you so much; you just don't know,
No matter what, you'll always be my little bro.



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  • Alexia by Alexia
  • 2 years ago

I know I may not have a little brother, but it hurts me to see that my older brother is in jail. I won't see him for 7 years. Seven years is a long time. You can do a lot of things in that time. I'm only 13 and struggling with problems. I wish my brother were here. It's almost his birthday. I'll always love him, no matter what.

  • Someone by Someone
  • 5 months ago

My older brother is in jail too and I won't get to see him for about 10 years. And in 3 days it's his birthday.

  • Levi Manibusa by Levi Manibusa
  • 2 years ago

My brother that I grew up with just went jail for felony evading yesterday because he was scared of the cops. In Texas, they set bond at $100,000. I'm optimistic but very sad. I look at old pictures when we were little, and I start crying. I'm just hoping he can get out soon. All 4 of my brothers and sisters are behind bars. My oldest in San Quinten, the rest are in Texas. I just feel so sad because I'm the only one who does not get in trouble with the law.

  • Madeline by Madeline
  • 5 years ago

I have two brothers and they mean the world to me!

  • Jessica A.. California by Jessica A.. California
  • 5 years ago

This is such a beautiful poem. I had two younger brothers, and the baby died in 2002 the other recently went to juvenile hall and I miss him so much. Now that I think about him I realized I've never really been there for him... Gosh you never know what you have until it's all gone!

  • Kenya by Kenya
  • 5 years ago

I lost my little bro on the eve of my birthday back in 2007 and I miss him so much. He would have turned 13 this year. Sometimes I don't know how to survive without you little brother!!!

  • Laura V California by Laura V California
  • 5 years ago

My brother went to prison 3 years ago, he will be gone for a long time. He got 22 years and he's only 21, it kills me because he means the world to me. And what's worse is that he started using drugs and now he is not all there mentally. I'm in deep depression and have to take meds cause I can't take it! Always cherish what u have before it's gone.

  • Jeron Denny by Jeron Denny
  • 7 months ago

Hey man, I definitely know how you feel. My brother is in jail for a felony warrant and it sucks because he means the world to me, and I'm just glad there are other people out there who have the same type of problem.

  • Guadalupepuentes by Guadalupepuentes
  • 5 years ago

This poem really help mean a lot to me. My brothers in jail and I miss him so much. I don't know when he's coming home ;( He's my big brother and I wish I see him soon

  • Amanda Starnes Chattanooga Tn by Amanda Starnes Chattanooga Tn
  • 6 years ago

I have a little brother my only sibling to be exact who has been in and out of jail for 3 years now. This time around he is looking at some serious time and there's nothing I can do to ease the pain of any of this for him. He's struggling in there and I miss him more and more everyday. This poem relates to me completely its amazing

  • Yvonne by Yvonne, Dubai
  • 6 years ago

Your poem is beautiful, and I have to tell you that it brought back memories of my dear younger brother who died suddenly, and I didn't have the chance to say good bye to him. He was a very big part of my life, and too special. He was such a wonderful, caring and loving brother, that I can swear that it would be so difficult to find another like him in a thousand years. I have two more brothers, but I can't say the same about them. I think of him every day, even though it's been 6 years since he's been gone. At least I have beautiful memories of him to treasure. I know he is in a better place.

  • Atlantis by Atlantis
  • 6 years ago

I have a little half brother named Adam he is 3 years old. We have a bond like no other. I don't get to see him a lot but when I do I make sure that he knows that I love him.

  • Atlantis by Atlantis
  • 6 years ago

I have a little half brother named Adam he is 3 years old. We have a bond like no other. I don't get to see him a lot but when I do I make sure that he knows that I love him.

  • Aleta Chase by Aleta Chase
  • 6 years ago

For my brother Lawrence .I remember when we were kids and how daddy would have us to dance together for every one that came over to the house. How you would take up for me at school. How you taught me to read and I remember so clearly you taught me how to spell by breaking down my word the first word was carpenter. On the bus I remember the jokes that you would tell to keep me laughing oh how I would like to hear one now. Even though we had our ups and down I always told you that I love you and you would say me too. I know that we all have our time but I would give all to have you back, just to here me once again, "me too". I love you little sis Jenny

  • Sarah Smith by Sarah Smith, Lancaster
  • 6 years ago

My baby brother lost his battle with cancer in 2009 and tomorrow will be his 30th birthday. I miss him so much he was my best friend and my drinking buddy too. He loved his music and was learning to be a DJ and then on that Sat. morning I got the dreaded phone call I didn't want, to say he had gone. Sweet dream baby bro love and miss you always !! .

  • Desiree Fox by Desiree Fox, Jenkins KY
  • 6 years ago

This poem has really hit me. We lost my little brother and his girlfriend, Nov. 12,2011 and it has really took a toll on my family and a piece of our hearts. His supposedly best friend pushed him and knocked him and his girlfriend into a culvert and tree and killed both on impact and our families still are hurting, but this poem says it all for me. Because he was and is still my best friend. I love you little brother you and your heart wrenching smile are both truly missed. Rest easy bub!!!

  • Cheryl B by Cheryl B
  • 6 years ago

Today is my "Big Little Brother's Birthday. He died over 3 weeks ago. He would have been 38. It is a challenging time for our family but we can only take one day at a time. Every day seems surreal. I didn't really realize it until now that he was my BEST FRIEND. This poem hit home. REST BROTHER REST!

  • Mary Hale by Mary Hale, Alabama
  • 7 years ago

This poem has touched my heart. I lost one of my little brothers on July 1 2012. I always feared we would lose him while he was deployed. It may have been a lot easier to comprehend and understand then in the way we lost him. He was riding his motorcycle when someone we all loved and welcomed into our hearts and our family decided to take him away. May he be in peace and know that we will never stop loving him or thinking of him. Thank you so much for this poem it has really touched my heart.

  • Lisa H. by Lisa H., Va
  • 7 years ago

My little brother is in jail and there isn't a minute that goes by that I am not thinking of him and wishing he was home. He is truly my best friend and I feel lost without him. This poem touched my heart and I am sending it to him with my letter.

  • Liz by Liz, Essex UK
  • 7 years ago

Today is my little brothers birthday. But he isn't around for me to buy him a lovely shirt or book, today he would be 41. My heart aches for him and has done since he took his own life in October 2009. I miss my friend, my brother, my rock x

  • Gayle Harrelson by Gayle Harrelson
  • 7 years ago

This poem says just what I've been looking to say to my brother that's in prison. He's been there since '95 and he won't be getting out till 2024. So we won't be seeing each other for a long time cause he's in California and I'm in Indiana but we keep in touch in letters. Thank you for this poem it said it all.

  • Kerry by Kerry, UK
  • 7 years ago

I lost my little brother in 2000.... Somedays its still like yesterday <3

  • Stephanie by Stephanie, Estabrook
  • 7 years ago

My lil bro who I am the closest too out of 6 went to prison. This poem says everything I wanted to say. He is a really big part of my life and I love you Bro! You'll never know how much this touched my heart. It made me cry!

  • Tiana! by Tiana!, South Australia
  • 7 years ago

I lost my little brother almost a year ago to suicide! an I miss him oh so much!!

  • Carrie Hodges by Carrie Hodges, Brunswick Ga
  • 7 years ago

My little brother was killed January 21, 2008. He was hit from behind on his bike by a drunk diver. His name was Mikeal Steven Hodges aka BUTTERBEAN. Tomorrow would have been his 23rd birthday. Me and my family miss him dearly and he will always be missed. Mikeal Hodges was killed at 1:21am on hwy 17 in Brunswick, a drunk diver hit him from behind and keep going. RIP butterbean we love you!

  • Kriston by Kriston
  • 7 years ago

This poem is great I have a younger brother who has been in and out of prison the last 3 years. I never thought I would find something to relate so much to how I feel and what I've always wanted to say....

  • Clinton Feehan by Clinton Feehan, Lyman Wyoming
  • 8 years ago

This poem reminded me of my little brother. I lost him a few years ago and yet some days I still feel alone and empty inside. Me and him always did everything together but now we can't, had an amazing 18 years with him and for that I will always keep in my heart. This poem hit so close to home and made me cry when I first read it

  • Ceci by Ceci, Los Angeles
  • 8 years ago

I know exactly how this feels I can relate I have a brother who's in state prison and I miss him everyday me and him were like peanut butter and jelly never away from each other I know god is watching over him and taking care of him I love you Brother.

  • Frances by Frances, Washington
  • 8 years ago

My brother is in prison and it's cool to know that we got that same connection going on and I understand what your going through. I miss him too. I pray that he is alright and let God watch over him Love you bro

  • Krystal by Krystal, North Carolina
  • 9 years ago

My little brother is on his second tour in Iraq. Things have been strained between us and I didn't get to see him or tell him Goodbye before he left. This poem says what is in my heart and brings me to tears. I am sending this with his first care package.

  • Brittany by Brittany, Alabama
  • 9 years ago

My lil bro is going off to the army I so proud of him and what he has done in his life. I just will miss him so very much when he is gone and I will be praying for god to watch over him. I just don't want him to leave me here all alone and scared but I know he is here. any way your poem made me cry

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