Brother Death Poem

Poem About Death Of A Little Brother

This poem I wrote for my little brother. He passed away after a terrible ATV accident less than a minute away from being home on March 15, 2007. He was only 13 years old. I love you, Zach!

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I've read poem after poem searching for the one that fits my soul. Our stories have so much in common it's freaky. We lost my 9 year old brother, Cooper, August 8, 2014 on a atv. After I got...

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The Day My Brother Left


Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the author.

I will never forget that rainy day,
The day God decided to take you away.
I had just seen you that morning,
And I remember you being annoying.
I brought Cameron up for awhile,
He always had a way to make you smile.
He took a few steps your way,
And it really brightened up your day.
You left to go ride with your friend,
Only to never come back home again.
A neighbor saw it all and came to get Mom,
She told Mom, "It's really bad," and they hurried on.
I drove Dad's truck down there,
At first, I couldn't see you anywhere.
The next thing I saw was you on the ground,
You weren't moving, not making a sound.
When I got to the hospital I thought you were going to be okay,
I never knew that the last time I would see you alive had been earlier that day.
I got up the strength and courage to go back to that room,
But what I saw on the bed was cold, still, lifeless...not you!
I was in a maze, in a dream,
Nothing was real to me it seemed.
When I finally got back home,
It was so empty and alone.
It's been a year since you've left,
And I still can't say the word "death."


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  • Cade DeSpain by Cade DeSpain, Central Texas
  • 7 years ago

I've read poem after poem searching for the one that fits my soul. Our stories have so much in common it's freaky. We lost my 9 year old brother, Cooper, August 8, 2014 on a atv. After I got the news I drove to the spot just knowing that I would get there and he would be running around bringing a smile to all those around him. It's been a year and three months and I'm still searching for the words to make it easier. Thank you for sharing this, my eyes are still wet.

  • Shelby by Shelby
  • 8 years ago

I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. I do know how much pain you are in as well as the pain your family also must be feeling. I too have lost my beloved brother to a horrible tragic accident. Have faith that one day we will all be reunited with our lost loved ones again.

  • Amelia Smith by Amelia Smith
  • 8 years ago

I also lost my brother. It has been 3 years. My mom seems to have lost her spirit and my dad tries to be strong but his pain is transparent. I miss my brother, but I also miss my mom and dad. There is a cloud coverage over our family that will never go away. We have lost one leg on our four post table. That is how it feels. I miss you brother. You are and will always be apart of me. I just wish I had the chance to talk to you, to tell you things would get better. To help you see that sadness is something that is fleeting. That you could enjoy life once again.

  • Donald by Donald, Malaysia
  • 8 years ago

Feeling sad.. I also lost my bro a year ago. Sudden heart attack claimed his life. It changed the life in my family forever. My mom no longer smiles dreaming during daylight, my dad seems stronger, but deep inside his heart, I know it is crying.
I often asked, why this happened to me, to my family? I wanted to stay positive, but I really can't...
Brother, I miss you so much. I dreamed of you almost every night. I really want to hug you again and hold you closer. I want to feel you once again.
I love you, my brother. Are you watching over the family from above? Yes you are. We shall meet again one day.

  • Eli by Eli
  • 8 years ago

I lost my brother 5 years ago, I read your poem and looks almost the same as mine, the rainy day, the last time I saw him alive was in the morning.

  • Latisha Wade by Latisha Wade
  • 8 years ago

Yesterday at 6:50 pm I lost my brother. He was killed on his dirt bike. I miss him and came for a good poem.

  • Kylene by Kylene, Golden CO
  • 8 years ago

My little brother died at age 22. The day the accident happened he had come to help my husband and dad work on my new house so my family could move in. I was 7 months pregnant and was unable to do a lot of things involved in the house work so he helped out when he could. Later that night, he walked across a street and was hit by a car. He died in the ICU 5 days later and it was devastating. He was hit just behind my house and died in a hospital I always have to drive by. I also live by where we had his funeral. I feel like I can never get a day where there are not constant reminders of what happened. My life feels a little less bright and my heart broken. He was so excited about my pregnancy and that it was twins; he even went to one of my ultrasounds. I am so sad and upset I only got a short 22 years with him before he passed. My twin boys were born 5 weeks later (7 weeks early). When I had my emergency c-section, my husband had to leave me to go with the twins to the NICU and as I laid there to get sewn up, I felt my hands being held and a feeling of calm come over me. I swear I felt Dillon there. I had to look over to see if maybe my husband had come back, but nobody but the care staff was there. I had never felt the way I did in that moment. I know he was there with me. I cherish that feeling. My two older sons only got 4 and 2 years with him and my twins will never know him. He was a great brother and uncle; my boys will miss him playing with them and hanging out with them. I will forever miss my baby brother. P.S. We named one of the twins after him.

  • Stephanie Groves by Stephanie Groves, Alabama
  • 9 years ago

I just lost my baby girl May 01, 2014. She was 18 years old just about to graduate from high school May 23. She was a passenger in her boyfriends truck. When a semi struck them and took her life. I got on here to read everyone's else poems and story's. Because I am lost I don't even know how to feel except wanting to go with her to protect her. Because she needs her mama.

  • Mary by Mary, Florida
  • 7 years ago

I'm sorry for your loss. It is one I hope never to experience myself, I was raised by my grandmother since my mom passed away when I was 3, so I never got to know her. Not a day goes by without me thinking what life would have been if only she lived. She was 23 when she died, cancer took her life. My grandma used to say that the parent is supposed to die before their child does. I'm writing this to you in hopes you will read it because you said your daughter needs you, no she doesn't, she is with God now. Please know that she would want you to live your life and be happy. She will always be with you and when God calls you she will be there to greet you but for now you are needed here so stay.

I wish you happiness and love.

  • Wadsworth Ohio by Wadsworth Ohio
  • 9 years ago

This poem touched me because my 17 year old brother Tyler died on May 12 in 2013 by a gun shot to his head today, March 25 2014 was his 18th birthday


  • Satwant by Satwant
  • 10 years ago

I had lost my brother in a vehicle rollover accident on 12th of October 2006, two day before my marriage, he was only 21. By Gods grace, recently he had added Organ Donors to his ID and one week before he had life insurance...most of his organs were donated!!! Like God knew something was coming.....I had seen my brother couple of hour before that day as he was leaving to pick up some guest for my marriage from the airport, and I did not get a chance to speak or say bye. That day was just an ugly day filled with dark clouds, thundering, and raining... like something bad was going to happen. Now still I do not accept that he is dead...I can't even say that word. Yet, I say he is gone far away, or not with us, but he is with god. Miracle had happened nine months and nine days later, my sis had a baby boy, and my parents believed that it was him, because they had this happened before when hey had lost baby son at age of one, and then year later they had another son who looked just like him and that was same the same son they lost now in 2006. Now my parents had raised my sister's baby and he is 6 yrs old...and he acts and looks like my brother. So miracles do happen if you believe in them.

  • Terri by Terri, Arkansas
  • 10 years ago

Honestly I haven't even read the poem yet, I couldn't get past the preface. My amazing, compassionate, full of life son left for Heaven 7/4/10 after we had been ATV riding and watched a fireworks show. It was dark, things looked different and he missed a curve and that was the last time I ever got to hold my baby in my arms. One minute laughing and having the best time and the next minute before my eyes it was over - just like that. Ironically he is forever 13 as well. He also left behind a baby Sister who is 8 years younger and they adored each other like you wouldn't believe. So hard for all of us every second of every day.

  • Jessica Henry by Jessica Henry
  • 10 years ago

I know how you feel. when I was 10 years old my older brother Shaun was murdered. He was shot 18 times over a girl he was just friends with. Before he died I thought that everyone lived forever. That was the first death in my family that I knew of. Shaun was like a dad to me. When I had no one there he was always there. Even though he was 10 years older than me that didn't matter. even though I was his adoptive sister he treated me like we had the same parents. no of that mattered to him. he treated me the same. It's been 7 years since he died and I still have a hard time realizing that he's dead and never coming back. Me and my brother used to fight all the time but we always forgave each other and loved each other. I still can't forgive the person that killed him but hopefully one day I can.

  • Serena by Serena, Sidney
  • 11 years ago

I lost my big brother Colton Raveling on August 31st and he had just turned 20 on the 17th. The day before he had died I had seen him and he was at work, I was so mad at him because he had forgotten my Birthday and so I was mad at him. I yelled I hate you and I kept walking past his work to my moms work, then I got to my moms work and I realized that I just said something really mean and so I ran back to his work and he wasn't there so I tried to call him but he ignored my calls. I went home feeling really bad about what I had said. I went to bed that night and I woke up to my brother A.J. shaking me and telling me that our dad had left a message on his phone, so we turned the volume all the way up and this is what it said, "hey guys I was just calling to let you know that God has came and taken your brother Colton. I really need to hear from you guys and tell you the whole story, so if you could when you get this just give me a call and I will explain everything." As soon as it got over we both just fell over and started to cry and my mom woke up and ran at us and asked what was wrong and we said that Colton had died and she called my dad and we all talked about what happened and later that day I went to school and about 20 minutes of being there I had to leave cause I couldn't handle it. But I know what it feels like to lose a very close family member and we will get through it with the love and support of others that care about us.. I can still picture his face when I told him that I hated him... =(

  • Michelle by Michelle, Virginia
  • 11 years ago

This poem is so beautiful. I lost my younger brother as well, he was 24 and he was killed during a freak accident at work, he was electrocuted. I talked to him the night before and I am so happy that before we hung up we said I love you to each other... you never know.

  • Jodie by Jodie, Grimsby
  • 11 years ago

I lost my brother on 13th Nov 2010, aged 38. Its been 7 months now and I think about him everyday. He left behind 4 sisters and a mum who loved him dearly. She is heartbroken. He also had 2 sons and 2 daughters, and his first grandchild has just been born! People tell you it will get easier but it the moment it doesn't feel like it. Some days are worse than others and we can't accept what happened. What hurts the most is that we didn't get chance to say goodbye, he drowned. Love and miss you so much Boo, until we meet again xxxxxx

  • Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania
  • 11 years ago

This poem hit so close to home for me that its scary! My big brother was killed on a dirt bike in 1988, he was 14 years old, and I was only 12. And that morning we did have words, words that to this day I will never forget because I told him "big brothers I hate them" he said " little sisters can't stand them" and those were the last words we ever spoke to one another because he was killed that night. Now that I'm older I know that we both didn't mean it but I will never ever forget those last words! Just goes to show that you need to watch what you say to people because it may be the last time you ever talk to them!

  • Angela Lee Hamilton by Angela Lee Hamilton
  • 12 years ago

On April 27th 2009 I lost my brother, Justin he died in a motorcycle accident he was only 31 yrs old and left behind 3 beautiful children. Sierra 12, Quinton 10, and Olivia 5. its been almost 2 years and I still struggle with his passing. we come from a very large family. my mother had 9 children. I am the baby and he was the baby boy we are exactly a year and a month apart so we were very close growing up. I look at life so different now. I don't take anything for granted anymore. I let the people around me know how much I love them. you never know when that person will be gone

  • Calyn by Calyn, NC
  • 12 years ago

In 2005 my older brother, Garion, died in a ATV accident while on vacation. I saw it. He had punctured both lungs. It was something I wish I hadn't seen. Now though, I care for my younger brother even more, I NEVER say I hate him, even if I am mad at him before I walk out the room I say 'I love you'. Just in case that is the last time one of us sees the other. Really changed the way I think.

  • Rosalinda by Rosalinda, Wisconsin
  • 12 years ago

This poem made me cry. I lost my little 15 year old brother in August. He drowned. I felt the exact way when I got to the hospital. I'm sorry for your lost.

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