Brother Death Poems

Brother Death Poems

Goodbye Brother Poems

Siblings that pass away have special meaning to us. They are often close in age to us and their death may bring to mind our own mortality. Life is no longer taken for granted. Someone from our generation has passed away. If the death is unexpected, there may be loose ends in the relationship that have not been dealt with. It is common that a death of a sibling brings upon a search for meaning. We may ask ourselves if we are accomplishing the goals that we have set for ourselves.

43 Poems about Losing a Brother

  1. 1. For My Brother

    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

    You left without
    Warning.
    Gone so fast.
    Now all we have

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    I lost the closest person to me....my baby brother, Bronson. We were only 13 months apart. We were best friends from the day he was born. We could talk without talking! (Our mom hated it)...

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  3. 2. A Wish And A Prayer

    • By Lauren
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2010

    In loving memory of my brother, Don.
    04/02/66~04/02/08
    May your sweetest dreams be realized and may you forever rest in peace.

    May your spirit soar in freedom
    From the fears that gripped so tight.
    May you find the peace you searched for
    As you wandered, lost, in the night.

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    Miah, your comment touched my soul; I was searching for a poem fitting for my brother's funeral. I am not quite as eloquent as you to put into words how deeply I feel pain from his passing,...

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  5. 3. Memories

    • By Tamarah M. Olsen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    Dedicated to Zeneda McGhee

    My memories are what I have left,
    and a lesson I will not forget.

    The time has come when time is no more

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    I am devastated at the loss of my only sibling, my lovely, caring, intelligent little brother. He was only 54. He had had more than his fair share of heartache, loss and unhappiness in his...

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  6. 4. Goodbye Brother

    • By Sunshine
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008

    I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to my brother, and I thought writing a poem was the best way to be able to do that. Dedicated to Donald Wayne Tyarks.

    Heaven has called upon you today,
    leaving so many words left to say.
    But now it's too late, for your time has come.
    Words unspoken - I am sure everybody has some.

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    This poem is so touching! Only those who have lost their brothers can feel it. My only brother, Shahriar Hossain Sabbir, said goodbye on 31 August this year. He just celebrated his 28th...

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  7. 5. For My Big Brother

    • By Tyra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2010

    This was written for my one and only big brother who meant the world to me! Miss you a lot. I know we will meet again someday.

    You showed me a lot of things.
    I learned a lot I didn't know,
    But you forgot to teach me one last thing -
    How to let you go.

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    I lost my brother January 4,1988. He died of complications from Diabetes Type 1. He was only 33 years old. It's like I lost half of myself. I didn't know how to live without him. Now I have...

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  8. 6. It Was Just Too Hard To Believe

    • By Racquel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2007

    This poem is about my little brother. This poem talks about many emotions I go through each day. I miss him greatly!

    I never thought,
    I would see the day.
    When you wouldn't be there,
    to show me the way.

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    My youngest brother was born when I was 17. He was not planned, but he was so loved. I helped raise him because he was just 2 1/2 when my first son was born. They were best friends and raised...

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  9. 7. Brothers

    • By Steve Mason
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012

    This poem was written on Christmas eve, 2004, the first Christmas since the death of my younger 21 year old brother. He was killed in a car accident. This poem was my Christmas gift to my 25 year old brother. I was 29 at the time. I truly believe there is no bond like a brother has for his other brothers.

    From the depths of my heart, come the words of a brother,
    where our souls and our minds, are like that of no other.
    The spirit of competition, will always be there,
    in the look of our eyes, and the glance of our stare.

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  10. 8. Can't Live Without You

    I wrote this poem about my big brother who passed away when he was only 14. And I just don't know how I can live without him. He taught me almost everything I know, and now I feel like I can't achieve anything without him.

    So, I am sitting here, writing this poem to you,
    because right now it is all I can do.
    I write all these poems from what I feel,
    all these feelings I have are too real.

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  11. 9. For Deric

    • By Angela Lowry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016

    My brother was diagnosed with adrenal gland cancer on April 28, 2011. He died in a hospice on July 18, 2011, leaving behind so many people who loved him. He was my younger brother by 14 months, and I don't know what I am going to do without him. He truly was my best and truest friend. If love is a legacy, he left it in abundance. We are all better for having known him.

    My tears will never cease to flow.
    I cannot bear to see your pain.
    We share a past no one else can know.
    Now I'll never see your face again.

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    Having just lost my brother to cancer, this poem hit a raw nerve. It's spot on. I continually tell myself and everyone at least my brother is not in pain anymore. He can be without pain. It's...

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  12. 10. My Beloved Brother

    • By Brianna
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    My beloved brother...from your sister

    From day one all we did was fight.
    Now all I do is fight back my tears.
    I wanted to do everything you did,
    because I wanted to be just like you.

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    Tomorrow is the 3rd anniversary of the death of my younger brother, Jay! He was diagnosed in the fall of 2012 with a very rare form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma! He fought a very short,...

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  13. 11. Big Brother Gone

    • By Christina A. Covarrubia
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl mourns the death of her big brother.

    Day by day, I think of you.
    How can all of this be true?
    I can't believe you're really gone;
    I still can't accept it,

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    It'll be 3 years next Monday since I lost my big brother on Oct 10th, 2013. This poem touched my heart. My world's a mess without him. I try to be strong for him; I just miss him so much....

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  14. 12. Pain And Sorrow

    This poem is dedicated to my big brother, Thomas Joseph Liggett. He passed away in a fire at age 14. I was only 8 at the time, so it was really hard on me. I could never get over his death. Writing poems helps me let go of my feelings and the pain I feel for the loss of my brother, my best friend.

    This life is filled with pain and sorrow,
    I always wonder if I'll make it through tomorrow.
    I don't know what I'm going to do,
    I'm always missing you.

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    It's heartbreaking for me to read your story because it sounds so much like mine. On October 12, 2016, my grandmother on my mom's side died. She raised me like her child, so she was my mama....

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  15. 13. Letting Go

    • By Shannon Billeter
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007

    I wrote this for my brother, Nater. He was killed in a car accident on March 29, 2007. He was only 22 years old. He will be missed every day. Love you, little bro...

    You're still here in my heart and mind,
    still making me laugh because your stories live on.
    I hold you in a thought and I can feel you.
    I feel you and this gives me strength and courage.

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    I lost my older brother Kyle in a motorbike accident on the July 17, 2016 at the age of 17. I have never lost anyone in my family, so this was a real shock for my first loss. On the November...

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  16. 14. In Memory Of My Brother

    • By Marie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    In memory of my brother. What can I say? He was my brother, my only sibling. He was always there for me whenever I needed him. He never had the chance to get married or have children because God needed him elsewhere. I miss him heaps every single day. He would of been 50 now. Where did the 20 years go...I still can't let go. But I guess he would be at peace, which I have to keep telling myself, no more suffering. My best mate, my best brother, 'til we meet again.

    It's been so long since you've been gone
    It still hurts all day long
    There isn't a day that goes by
    Without me thinking why

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    In love of memory of my brother (Stephen), age 34. He passed away on 10/03/2017. My brother sadly left from a massive heart attack. They brought him back, but after 3 days his body shut down...

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  17. 15. Trail Of Tears

    • By Ashley Kettle
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2014

    My brother was 30 years old and was drinking and driving and crashed into a tree. He left behind a son and many people who loved him. He was a funny and loving guy. He was known for his evil grin and his awesome lyrics.

    You made a bad decision,
    you left me alone livin'.
    The pain I feel is real, not fiction,.
    You were my older brother, my best friend, it was a givin'.

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    I lost my brother a month ago. He was shot just after his visit to see me. He and his girlfriend were walking on the street. I feel so lost without it. It was just the two of us. Our parents...

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  18. 16. Missing You Forever

    • By Sanaz Shokravi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    I wrote this poem 2 weeks after my brother took his own life. It has been a year now, but the pain hasn't gotten better. These words are just a way of expressing the pain.
    He is missed-- Mehrshad Shokravi (October 31, 1980-October 8, 2007)

    It's been two weeks today
    that you finally got it your way.
    You left us here, without a farewell,
    leaving behind just your smell.

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    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My brother took his life on April 7, 2015. It was 4 days after his 50th birthday. He was the baby in our family, and I am the middle...

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  19. 17. I Often Wonder

    • By Christian
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    This year would have been my brother Nicholas' 21st birthday on September 15. And on that day we'll put a proper gravestone over him. He died after just 13 days with us due to a heart condition, and although we never met (I was born almost exactly 2 years after), I couldn't help but think about him and who he would be. I tried to fit my family into the poem, so each of us have a line in the poem that explains us, and if he perchance would be like us in those ways.

    I often wonder how life would be, if you were still down here with me.
    I often wonder if you'd make them proud, would you be quiet or would you be loud?
    I often wonder if you'd be class clown, bring someone up if they were down.
    I often wonder if you'd be bright, be the type who is always right.

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    This is so perfect to how I feel. My brother passed away before I was born and I was named after him, so I have always felt this massive connection and sometimes emptiness and jealousy that I...

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  20. 18. I'm Alive

    • By Abigale
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008

    I wrote this poem to remind myself that no matter what, we will always be connected to our loved ones. Wheather it'd be friends or family, a bond can never be broken, no matter what the distance looks like. I've dedicated it to my baby brother and his free spirit whom I know is with me wherever I go.

    Do not stand beside my grave and cry
    Because I am not there
    I am still alive

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    Thank you all. Reading your stories makes me feel like I'm not alone. I miss my brother. Two weeks before his birthday God took him. Today is his birthday, and I want to give my best present....

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  21. 19. How It Will Be

    • By Steven Campbell
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010

    I lost my brother when I was only 7, he broke my heart. But our love is forever. Driving and being under the influence of anything is not worth it, trust me. It destroys families.

    It feels like it's been forever
    since I've seen your face.
    I miss you so much.
    In my heart you will always hold a special place.

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    My brother passed on November 26th 2014, the night before thanksgiving. He passed from a car accident drinking and driving. He swerved into another car's lane and died instantly. He was my...

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  22. 20. Whisper To Find

    • By Alicia Jackson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017

    My brother committed suicide in 2008, and I started to write a short poem about him. I was only 15, and now I am 25. I stopped writing because I lost myself when he died. Recently, I started writing again when I found the journal that I kept and saw I had started this. It has taken me almost 10 years to finish this.

    I hear your voice in the dead, dark night.
    I look around, but no one's in sight.
    Through the storms, the rain, the wind I fight,
    But all you are is my whisper to find.

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