Brother Death Poem

This poem is about my brother, Manny. He passed in 2006. He was shot.

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I am so devastated. I lost my 39 year old brother, Michael, one week ago today. My brother-in-law, Johnny, who carried his casket for us, died six days later. I am heartbroken for myself and...

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Saying Goodbye


Published: August 2010

the day you left,
was a day no one expected.
that day was very hectic.
no one could understand why.
no chance to even say goodbye.
but deep inside I know that you are okay.
I still remember your goofy laugh till this day.
no matter what people have to say about you.
I knew all the good things you used to do.
this is my goodbye letter,
letting you know that we miss you, and love you.
and things will NEVER be the same.


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  • Everett Hurt by Everett Hurt
  • 4 years ago

My story began Tuesday around noon. My sister came in from work Monday evening and sat on the couch with her husband and watched TV for a little bit. He fell asleep on the couch and she got up to go to bed. He said he was gonna sleep there for a while cause he was comfortable. My sister got up around 11AM and found her husband on the floor. He had had a massive heart attack. Your poem says it all. None of us had a chance to say goodbye.

  • Tara Deo by Tara Deo
  • 4 years ago

I am so devastated. I lost my 39 year old brother, Michael, one week ago today. My brother-in-law, Johnny, who carried his casket for us, died six days later. I am heartbroken for myself and my children. They are BOTH special to me beyond belief. The pain comes in waves and is UNBEARABLE when it comes. I will make sure I will do anything I can to keep myself together for my children. Both of these men loved me and my children so much. I wish they loved themselves half as much. I pray for you all who have lost your family members. God Bless.

  • Ana Ortiz by Ana Ortiz
  • 4 years ago

I lost my brother last Thursday, and his burial was yesterday. Your poem just connected to me because as your brother, my brother was the same. He never got married or had children of his own, so my kids where his kids. He was there for both their arrivals to the world and was the first one to hold them. He was my protector, my brother, my best friend. I don't know how I'm gonna get through this. People tell me I have to be strong for my kids, which I try, but I have no strength left.

  • Priyanka J by Priyanka J
  • 4 years ago

I know how you feel. Your loss is as afflictive as is millions of other people's. But you know what the difference is - you decide to forget your miseries for your children's sake. I suggest you to read this poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Home they brought..." This poem popped in my head when I read your story. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Letlhogonolo by Letlhogonolo, South Africa
  • 7 years ago

I have lost my brother in law this Sunday, he was a pillar of strength to all of us...he had a good heart so loving and caring. I'm deeply hurt to lose such person , I'm not saying anyone but why him? He left a 1 month old baby boy and 2 year old girl, how are they going to grow up without their dad on their side. God please have mercy! We will always love you Abuti may your Soul RIP until we meet again.

  • Sheriffa by Sheriffa, Namibia
  • 7 years ago

I lost my big brother a week ago in a car accident. He was 23 and has two kids a girl, 3 and a boy, 5. I still can't accept the fact that he is gone and we will never be able to see him again. It hurts so much and every time I look at his little girl my tears starts rolling down.

  • Jasmine by Jasmine
  • 7 years ago

Sorry for your loss, my girlfriends youngest brother was also shot, Multiple times With a 9 mm. He was walking to his car and they shot him in the back of the back of his head and his chest and also his face. He was 24 at the time. How you describe your brother in this poem reminded me of him. He was a good guy, he had 2 little girl one was 5 at the time and the other was 2. Both look exactly like him and have the same personality and smile . He loved his kids very much and would do anything for them. This poem did bring tears to my eyes. This poem is wonderful. RIP Alex R. Esparza 11/18/11

  • Ofilia by Ofilia, Corpus Christi Tx
  • 7 years ago

This hit my heart. My older brother was murdered on January 25th 2010 at age 18 by a at the time 16 year old wanna be thug...who was sentenced probation but was recently taken off the ankle monitor!! My brother left behind a son who is his spit image and reminds me so much of my brothers silly self! And now I have a daughter who he will never meet. I miss my big brothers kool-aid smile and goofy self :'( Today marks 4 years, and it still seems like it was yesterday. May you rest in peace Avelardo "Lil Abel" G. Moreno.

  • Jess by Jess, London Uk
  • 7 years ago

Love this poem! I lost my brother to brain cancer 5 years ago tomorrow! Miss him everyday

  • Lakeisha by Lakeisha
  • 8 years ago

My story began August 23rd 2013 when I got a call late one night that I needed to hurry up and get over to my aunts house when I got there I found out that earlier that day my older cousin and my younger brother had been in a fatal car accident on 635 and that the did not make it, My world was shattered I had just talking to him 30 minutes before he died and had seen them both the previous weekend. I don't know what to do I'm lost, I'm angry, I'm hurt, I'm sad, I'm PISSED my family will never be the same we miss yall R.I.P. CORDELL SCOTT AND RAYMONDRICK LYONS SCOTT

  • Amanda by Amanda
  • 8 years ago

My story just begun last night, I received a phone call from my mother telling me that my 28 year old brother has been found dead in his home:( many unanswered questions I have, I knew he was struggling with a drug addiction and frequently had thoughts of suicide, but now I'll never know what was going on in his head:(

  • Jennifer by Jennifer, Boston
  • 8 years ago

My name is Jen. On November 20, 2011 my brother, Jonathan, was struck and killed by a distracted driver. He would be 26 a week from this Sunday. He was such a gentle soul, kind and funny. My kids and I miss him everyday. Our lives forever changed and bruised by this tragedy. I grieve for him everyday. Rest in paradise Jonny - we love you.

  • Ladesta  Rochester by Ladesta Rochester, NY
  • 8 years ago

On January 9, 2010 my little brother was brutally murdered in Houston Tx. When I read this poem my tears began to fall. The one thing I couldn't stand was his goofy laugh! But I would give EVERYTHING jus to hear it again. He was just 21. So much life ahead of him. N 3 days exact it will be 3 years. People say time heals all wounds. The pain that my mom and baby brother are going thru will NEVER heal. He left us to cherish his beautiful son. R.I.P. DAIRIUS!

  • Tameka by Tameka, Robinson
  • 8 years ago

My name is Tameka and my baby brother was shot and killed 2 or 3 days before his 27th birthday in 2012 (about a week ago to be exact). When I read this I instantly thought of him. This is a perfect work of art. I miss him so much. I will always love him. Anthon M Hicks - I will make sure that his 3 children are well taken care of.

  • Kathy Watson by Kathy Watson
  • 9 years ago

To my brother Skippy
You where a different kind of guy, a man who never really had a real job, but never asked anyone for anything, you somehow made it work, You would help anyone who needed help, but asked for nothing in return. You where the oldest of the boys, and they looked up to you. You where a good brother which was so true, so I am saying good bye to you, you are with God now and mom and dad I will miss you Skippy. Oct 17,1942 to Oct 3, 2012

  • Samantha by Samantha, McNew
  • 9 years ago

My name is Samantha and my big brother was hit by a car and killed November 3, 2011. I find it so hard to deal with it sometimes. He was 30 years old and just had a baby girl 2 months before the accident. And just knowing she has to grow up with out him there kills me every day. But we're trying to stay strong. I miss you everyday Mike there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I love you so much!!

  • Billie Prine by Billie Prine, Ar
  • 9 years ago

My name is Billie and on Nov.14, 2011 My brother was shot and killed in his home. He has 3 kids who are 17, 14 and 11 . Buster was only 38 yrs old he would have been 39 on Dec. 19 .

  • Keisha by Keisha, California
  • 9 years ago

This poem really touched me. I lost my big brother he was also shot in 2006.

  • Jessica by Jessica
  • 11 years ago

My name is Jessica and I had a brother who was 29 he was shot and killed in 2008. I was 13 when it happened and I am now 15. I'm sorry for your loss.

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