Brother Poems

Brother Poems

Big Brother and Little Brother Poems

What is a brother's place in a family? To a younger brother or sister, he may be a guide to help traverse the complicated path of growing up. To an older brother, a little brother may be seen as a tag along and pain in the neck. As much as siblings squabble when they are young, this is not a sign that they do not love each other. Most siblings would lay down their life for each other. As children grow up they usually find it easier to get along and relate to each other in rewarding ways.

47 Poems To Brothers from Sisters and Brothers

  1. 1. Yaz And Orr

    One of my most heartfelt and favorite poems despite the sadness involved in it.
    Yaz and Orr were our childhood sport heroes. Yaz was a Boston Red Sox player whose real name is Carl Yastremski and Orr is Bobby Orr who was the greatest hockey player ever. Both are still Boston icons and in the Hall of Fame of their respective sports.

    Poem About 2 Brothers Once So Close

    My brother was always my best friend,
    We would play sports and we'd just pretend.
    I'd hit a homer, a goal he'd score,
    You see I was Yaz and he was Orr.

    As we grew up in The Project Courts,
    Nothing mattered except for sports.
    We never once thought about a girl,
    As we lived in our fantasy world.

    For in the courtyard in which we'd play,
    The next Bobby Orr would proudly say.
    "Ronnie, someday when I'm all grown up,
    I'll help The B's win The Stanley Cup.

    Score the winning goal in the last game,
    And all of Boston will chant my name.
    But till that day comes I guess once more,
    You can be Yaz and I will be Orr."

    Butchie and I played hockey for fun,
    And we weren't out to hurt anyone.
    But then came drugs, fast money and girls,
    And playing sports wasn't in this world.

    Because as the years went flying by,
    Butchie's goal was to be a Wise Guy.
    With the new meaning of the word "score",
    They'd be no more Yaz and no more Orr.

    I saw Butchie in the project court,
    Where we had played every single sport.
    His eyes were bugged and his vision blurred,
    And when he spoke his speech was slurred.

    His face was pale, his expression blank,
    He told me he was robbing a bank.
    I said, "Butchie, what about poor Ma?
    Her heart can't take another scar".

    But the madness in my brother's eyes,
    Brought out the sadness in my cries.
    For there was hatred not seen before,
    Back when I was Yaz and he was Orr.

    And on the day he was sent to jail,
    I had a vision that seemed so real.
    I pictured him on a breakaway,
    I saw him wink and I heard him say.

    "Ronnie, someday when I'm all grown up,
    I'll help The B's win The Stanley Cup.
    Score the winning goal in the last game,
    And all of Boston will chant my name".

    As fate would have it, it was his name,
    That truly was Butchie's claim to fame.
    But in my heart I just wish once more,
    I could be Yaz and he could be Orr.

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  3. 2. Tears

    • By Margaret A. Collins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A sister is touched seeing her grown up brother cry like a child.

    I saw my brother cry today.
    He seemed five years old
    It did not seem to me that he was six feet tall.
    He lost a thing he treasured,
    I saw it in his eyes.
    To see my brother hurt,
    It made me want to cry.
    Love is not measured in how tall you are,
    Or how far around your arms go.
    When you hug someone that you love so.
    But how much it hurts to let something you love go.
    I want my brother to know that he
    Is loved by all, especially me.
    I saw my brother cry today.

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  5. 3. My Brother

    • By Amanda L. Thurnherr
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A plea from sister to brother. "Don't leave; I have never told you the love that is in my heart!"

    Brother Leaves For Marines

    You've been there for me
    Through it all.
    You're always there to catch me
    When I start to take a fall.

    If I do something bad,
    You'll take the blame,
    And for all of that,
    I am feeling shame.

    I never did tell you
    All the things I felt,
    Like how I really love you
    And in my heart you'll dwell.

    You protected me from the world
    That left the bruises on your face.
    All the tears and scrapes,
    I wish I could erase.

    When my life fell apart,
    You patched things up.
    You took care of my heart
    When times got rough.

    With just the warmth of your touch,
    You saved me from the world.
    You loved me so much,
    But my love for you was not said.

    If you knew what I knew,
    Maybe you'd stay home.
    If you heard what I didn't say,
    Maybe I wouldn't be alone.

    If you could see the part of me I hid away,
    Maybe you could see
    How much I want you to stay
    Here at home with me.

    You may think I don't care
    Because I never show it,
    But I'll always be here,
    And I hope you know it.

    Wish we could go back.
    We can start over again.
    I don't want to be alone.
    I need a brother; I need a friend.

    If you think of me
    While you're protecting the country,
    Think of how much you mean to me
    And how proud I am of you, Donny.

    Remember I will be here
    When you're at the battlefield.
    I'll be here for you
    As your love shield.

    Do not leave this world
    While you're overseas.
    Do not leave this little girl.
    Do not leave me.

    If you do have to go
    Before I say goodbye,
    Remember I love you so
    As you begin to fly.

    Remember I will be here
    Through and through.
    Remember I will always care
    Just as much as you do.

    You've done so much for me,
    And yet I not for you.
    I hope you will forgive me
    For all the things I didn't do.

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  6. 4. Brother Trouble

    I was the middle of three sons in our family. I remember how different my relationship was with my older brother as compared to my younger one. Even though we are all now in our eighties, traces of that difference remain.

    Fun Poem About Mixed Feelings For An Older Brother

    Of all the burdens I must bear,
    My brother's number one.
    Our parents really messed up there.
    They've raised an awful son.
    He's lazy, stubborn, rough and mean
    And thinks he's boss of me.
    The biggest grouch you've ever seen
    And greedy as can be.

    His constant teasing makes me sore.
    He does it just for spite.
    He cheats and brags and, furthermore,
    He tickles when we fight.
    Unless he stops, I swear someday
    I'll punch his ugly face.
    And if they'd let me have my way,
    I'd shoot him into space.

    But other times he's not so bad.
    He's taught me lots of games.
    He gave me toys and books he had
    And calls me funny names.
    He helps me when my homework's hard
    And finds me when I hide.
    He built the treehouse in our yard
    And lets me play inside.

    He laughs at every joke I tell
    And gives me good advice.
    He knows when I'm not feeling well
    And treats me extra nice.
    So, all in all, I'd have to say
    It's better in the end
    To let the no-good nuisance stay.
    My brother is my friend.

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  7. 5. Me And You

    • By Elizabeth
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2017

    Almost a year ago my brother got taken from me by Child Protective Services, and I miss him so much. This poem is written for him to show him how I feel about our relationship.

    Message Of Love From Sister To Brother

    We fight, yell, and we scream,
    but yet we tackle everything as a team.
    I love you, you are my brother;
    we share so much more than just a mother.

    A smile, our hair, and our eyes.
    With every mistake comes more tries.
    We are so different but so the same.
    We share so much more than just a last name.

    You are my brother; I love you so much.
    I lean on you, like a crutch.
    For you, I'd do anything.
    Together, we are insane.

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  8. 6. To My Brother

    • By Anne Harskamp
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008

    A letter to my late brother

    Letter To My Brother Who Passed Away

    To my Brother:

    Words are hard to describe feelings,
    I have always been better with images.
    Yet writing down how much I miss you,
    Seems to give me more tranquility.

    Writing to let go, to give this all a place.
    It will never heal, it will never go away,
    But just learning to give it time and space.

    I can tell you how much I care,
    How much I would give to have you back in my life,
    But you know all of this and it won't change anything,
    that's what I am learning within time,

    Writing to tell you how much I have learned,
    To show you that through fragility I become a stronger person
    More able to understand, more able to listen and to care,
    Hurt through loss, I've become yet a wiser person

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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.

    Poem Celebrating The Life Of A Brother

    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.
    Protecting each other, is always a must,
    good times or bad times, never losing that trust.
    Like a vision of Indians, riding across desert sand,
    or the heart of a Raider, when he conquers new land.
    We never lacked courage, or showed too much pride,
    with no thoughts of guilt, or feelings put to the side.
    It's important to strive forward, and not live through regret,
    but to savor the memories, and to never forget.
    To be such close companions, always made me so proud,
    never scared to express feelings, our emotions speak loud.
    Whether it's heaven or on earth, our souls are always together,
    we share that sacred bond, knowing that brothers last forever.

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  10. 8. I Miss You, My Little Bro

    • By Misty D. Crawford
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

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

    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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  11. 9. Thank You, Brother

    • By Prisma Y. Hernandez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A cry of loss for a brother who gave so much.

    Thank you
    You were there when I was sad
    You were there when I was mad, thank you

    You touched my heart and told me not to cry
    That's one reason our love cannot die

    You respected my decision
    I respected you're compassion

    Tell me, brother, why were you so good to me?
    I screamed at you about 300 times
    You were trying to help me, help me not to die

    Now I know you did it for my best
    You are no longer here; you are finally put to rest

    You can't leave me now that I need you the most
    Brother, where are you, my heart is about to burst

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  12. 10. I'm Missing You Big Brother

    • By Jadi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017

    I'm 16, and I miss my brother. He joined the army, and it's really tough. I have 6 other siblings, but he's the only one I'm closest to. He's the only one I can really trust. I love him. He's my hero.

    Brother Away In The Army

    I don't know where to begin.
    The feeling I feel each passing day...
    Some days I laugh, some days I cry
    because things are not the same...
    I need my big brother here, right by my side.
    I need him to hold me close and tell me it's all right.
    I need my big brother here to talk to
    because not everyone will listen, but you always do.
    I need my big brother, but he's gone away.
    Each night before bed I sit on my knees to pray.
    I pray that God will keep him safe
    and that he finds someone to hold him with a warm embrace.
    I pray that every day he smiles from ear to ear.
    And when I say "Amen," I begin to shed a tear.
    Bobby, I know what you're doin' is right,
    How you'll be fighting for everyone's rights.
    Oh, how I wish you were home.
    Then maybe home wouldn't be so lonesome.
    Because I need my big brother here, right by my side.
    Though you're far away, I know everything's gonna be okay.

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  13. 11. The Star & The Sky

    This is a poem I have written for my brother about our close relationship as children growing up. We were close in age and we went through so many life experiences as young children together. We went through ups and downs, happy and sad times, good and bad times, and still to this very day, we continue to share in each other's life. I thank God he gave us one another!

    From Sister To Brother

    I guess we made it through struggle and strife.
    I remember when we first started our life.

    We climbed every step one in back of the other,
    And if you would fall I would catch you, brother.

    I was the sister, you were the brother.
    If we didn't have much, we had each other.

    We never seemed to wander from each other too far,
    'Cause how could the Sky drift away from the Star?

    Now you are a father and I am a mother,
    But I'm still your sister and you're still my brother!

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  14. 12. My Brother

    • By Anonymous
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2017

    This is a poem about my older brother...

    Looking Up To A Brother

    You're more than just a brother to me.
    You are the one I look up to, you see.
    I care about you more than you could know,
    But sometimes I get upset when I see you go.

    You found someone you loved, and she loves you back.
    It was your love; it's as simple as that.
    You were with her every chance you could.
    I missed hanging out with you, but you never understood.

    You hung out with the wrong crowd and got hooked on drugs.
    You started to forget about the things that you loved.
    Family and cars were what you loved,
    But alcohol and drugs were what you chose.

    You changed your life around,
    Grew up and moved away,
    But you are my brother, my idol,
    And that will never change.

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  15. 13. Two Months Away

    • By Autumn Harris
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012

    My brother will be graduating in May, and it really hurts to know it will be a while before I get to see him again. Derik is not my real brother, but he is just like a brother. It is unreal; he will always be in my heart.

    Sister To Brother I'm Going To Miss You

    Two months away
    it will be May
    and you will be gone.
    I'm trying to forget about it
    but I'm remembering
    and I just have to say
    you'll be missed
    'cause it's only two months away.
    soon you'll be graduating
    and the memories
    will be all that remain.
    two months away
    you'll be in a different lane
    and I'll still be on the other one
    in a lot of pain.
    you're the best bro
    a girl could even ask for
    I just wish we had a couple years more
    so I could have more memories
    'cause in case you didn't know it,
    May is only two months away! :(

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  16. 14. He May See Me In His Daughter

    I wrote this about the estrangement between my brother and me and my hope that his daughter may have qualities that remind him of me.

    Estrangement With Sibling

    It seems it's been a lifetime
    Since my brother went away.
    I long to see him once again
    And relive those cherished days.

    When I was his big sister
    And looked at him with pride
    And thought we'd always walk through life,
    Family side by side.

    But in these years he has forgotten me
    And left me far behind,
    But still a day does not go by
    That he doesn't come to mind.

    He has a growing daughter now
    Whom I know I'll never meet.
    She wouldn't even know me
    If we passed along the street.

    But I have a rather silly hope
    That maybe just sometimes
    There will be something that he sees in her
    That may bring me to his mind.

    He may see me in her smile
    Or in the twinkle of her eye.
    He may hear me in the sadness
    Of her broken-hearted cries.

    He may find me in her laughter,
    In those moments filled with joy.
    Or perhaps he'll notice I am there
    In the lilting of her voice.

    He might see me in her anger
    And refusal to give in.
    And in how she fights for those she loves,
    The way I did for him.

    She may even have a walk like me,
    That same, familiar stride.
    I may be in subtle nuances,
    So impossible to hide.

    I pray he sees me in her heart
    And in the way she wants to care.
    We may even look at life the same
    And have dreams and hopes we share.

    Although she'll never know me,
    And I feel that loss each day,
    She still carries just a part of me
    That no one can take away.

    So perhaps in silent moments,
    In just an instant he may see,
    There within his daughter,
    A fleeting glimpse of me.

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  17. 15. My Brother

    • By Hana
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    A sister writes about her relationship with her brother.

    Short Poem From Sister To Brother

    We had fights
    We had tears
    We had moments
    That helped me hear
    You only last once
    You only care of me
    You love me
    Throughout life
    You are my brother

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  18. 16. Brothers - Game For A Laugh

    My brother and I shared some great adventures when we were young, but as we grew older, we may have been guilty of trying to out-do each other. We would always have a laugh about it though.

    Brother Acrostic Poem

    Back in the day when we were young,
    Risking our necks on some great adventure,
    Others would mock our idea of fun,
    Telling tall tales or hiding Gran's dentures.
    Hungry bellies fueled our ambition.
    Each of us choosing a professional path,
    Receiving awards and peer recognition.
    Sibling rivals we may be, but we're always game for a laugh.

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  19. 17. My Big Brother Off to The Army

    • By Terri L. Brewer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Brother to Brother, He tells it like it is as his big brother goes off to basic training.

    You've always been here for me,
    But now you are about to leave.
    I know we fuss and fight,
    But I love you with all my might.

    You are my big brother,
    And there is no other.
    No one can take your place,
    And when you leave, there will be this big empty space.

    We've never been really close,
    But at least you have not always lived across the coast.
    Because some big brothers do,
    I'm really grateful for the 15 years I've lived with you.

    I remember when I was small,
    And I would always fall.
    You were always there for me,
    And I know you always will be.

    You told me not to cry,
    That it would be ok.
    Even if I thought you lied,
    It was like my big brother saved the day.

    You've made me laugh, you've made me cry,
    You've even helped me hide some lies.
    I love you is something I don't tell you enough,
    But I want you to know
    When you leave it will be really tough.

    I don't know how my life will be,
    Without you here beside me.
    You've lived with me for 15 years,
    But now we're shedding our good-bye tears.

    I know you have to move out,
    And start a life of your own.
    But promise me without a doubt,
    You will never forget us back home.

    Dedicated to my big brother Danny Brewer Jr. recently sent off for basic training for the army.

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  20. 18. Come Back Home

    • By Ayesha Patel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    To a brother who has left home--come back, I need you in my life.


    As you left, you said you'd be back
    And promised that we would be together again.
    Visions of the future,
    Of all the fun times you had promised, filled my head
    As we bid farewell.

    Come back, Brother.
    Don't leave me alone in this world.
    We're related by blood,
    Brothers and best friends forever.
    Don't break that bond.
    Come back home to me.

    Your face brightens my day,
    And your voice is music to me,
    Your smile is a treasure,
    And your love and kindness are forever,
    And I'll miss all that while you are gone.

    Come back, Brother.
    Don't leave me alone in this world.
    We're related by blood,
    Brothers and best friends forever.
    Don't break that bond,
    Come back home to me.

    You're the friend God sent me,
    An angel who'd look after me.
    Heaven sent you here,
    So why leave me now?
    Our fun never seemed to end,
    And our laughter filled the air.

    Come back, Brother.
    Don't leave me alone in this world.
    We're related by blood,
    Brothers and best friends forever.
    Don't break that bond,
    Come back home to me.

    As time passes by
    And memories fade away,
    I'll find a way to keep you alive,
    And I'll hope forever
    Someday you'll come home to me.

    Come back, Brother.
    Don't leave me alone in this world.
    We're related by blood,
    Brothers and best friends forever.
    Don't break that bond,
    Come back home to me.

    You are my brother,
    You are my friend.
    We're linked together,
    And I'll always watch out for you,
    Because I know you watch out for me,
    No matter where you are.

    Come back, Brother.
    Don't leave me alone in this world.
    We're related by blood,
    Brothers and best friends forever.
    Don't break that bond,
    Come back home to me.

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  21. 19. Suffocating

    • By Shalisha Martin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    I wrote this poem when it seemed like my whole life was closing in around me and everything that could possibly go wrong was happening to me. I was losing my family, my friends, everyone who I cared about. And I couldn't seem to see the bright side to any of it. Things are starting to get better now though. It will never be the same again though. Nothing could ever erase all the things that happened...and that will never change.

    The clouds are rolling in
    And I can't see the sun
    The raindrops seem to shatter
    Any good that has become
    I need someone to save me
    To save me from this fog
    It's trying to suffocate me
    It's already begun
    It fills my every being
    And chokes me at the thought
    That everything that used to be
    Must be somehow lost
    Now I can barely breathe
    Yet no one is around
    To save me from this torcher
    To find me in this crowd.
    Just hold me in your arms
    And tell me its alright
    I need someone to save me
    Please save me tonight

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  22. 20. I Miss

    • By Salena A. Hayes
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    When people in our lives are no longer around we begin to miss them and appreciate them even for the things that used to get on our nerves.

    Missing Your Brother Poem

    I miss you,
    I miss the loud music coming
    from your room,
    I miss the warmth of knowing
    You're just a call away,
    I miss the way we fought and
    I miss seeing your big bright
    I miss getting kicked out of
    your room,
    I miss seeing you here and
    I miss cooking you breakfast
    lunch and dinner,
    I miss hearing you come in
    at night,
    I miss making you wear your
    seat belt,
    I miss holding your hand to
    I miss your smell,
    I miss you with all my might,
    I miss the way we would fight,
    I miss my brother,
    I miss my friend,
    I miss you I love you and that's
    THE END!

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