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.
Here are some Poems in loving memory of a Brother
1. My Other Half
© Tabitha R. Scott
Never thought it could be you,
I never wanted it to.
My other half of me just disappeared.
Darkness came as fast as you got your angel wings.
My tears will never go away,
My heart feels like it’s been thrown away.
When I heard the news,
I fell to my knees.
Not wanting to get up,
I heard you say it’ll be okay.
Flying 1200 miles to see if it was true,
Memories running through my head not believing my only brother’s life was gone.
I sit there looking at you,
wanting to shake you.
I couldn’t see those big brown eyes,
there’s not a smile that could ever be replaced.
God, take this pain away from me.
I never got to say goodbye,
I want you to answer me why.
I was too late to take his place,
but all I can do is wait.
Till then I’ll be missing him.
2. Letting Go
© Shannon Billeter
You’re still here in my heart and mind,
still making me laugh cause 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.
The tears I have cried for you could flood the earth
and I know you have wiped each one away.
For you Brother, I promise you this,
I will go on with my life and make you proud. I will always hold you in my heart.
I promise you I will be missing you everyday till the end of time,
but this is not my end and I can’t hold my head underwater….I need to breathe.
I need to love and miss you, but I also need to live because through me you will live,
you will still laugh and love,
you will still sing and dance,
you will still hug and kiss.
You will forever be in our lives,
you will forever be a brother,
I am going to miss your shining face
I think of you and wonder why?
I might cry or smile,
but at the end of the day I am one day closer to you….
3. Big Brother Gone
© Christina A. Covarrubia
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,
Even after so long.
Just the thought of you makes me cry,
I never even got the chance to say goodbye.
Every picture, every letter,
I don’t know if it will ever get better.
I always smell your familiar scent,
It makes me think of all of the times we’ve spent.
I know we didn’t always get along,
And every time we talked, it would always go wrong.
So many things I never got to say,
I never imagined you’d ever be so far away.
You were my brother,
And I loved you like no other.
In my heart you’ll always be,
You’ll be my guide and help me see.
I’ll never forget your soothing voice,
I would take your place if I had a choice.
But now I have to let you rest,
Although without you my world’s a mess.
I miss you with all of my heart,
I wish we never had to part.
I know you’re always by my side,
So now I guess this is my goodbye…
4. My Beloved Brother
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.
Now I sit here wondering what to do,
because there’s no one to replace you.
I never did tell you all the things I felt,
like how much I really did love you.
I wish we could go back and start over again.
I don’t want to be alone. I need my brother,
I need my best friend.
When you think of me
while you’re up in heaven,
Think of how much you meant to me.
It’s sad that you left
without saying goodbye,
But just remember we all love you
as you began to fly.
You did so much for me,
as I didn’t do much for you.
I hope you will forgive me,
for all the things I didn’t do
You were my brother
and my best friend.
I will always love you
no matter how long its been,
since your life came to an end.
5. For My Big Brother
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,
I know you didn’t mean to leave me,
Sometimes we have no choice,
I miss being your little sister,
Hearing my name called by your voice,
I wish I got to say “I Love You”
Before you were given to the sky,
If God could grant me one last wish
I’d ask to say “Goodbye”
You always meant a lot to me,
I could never love you less,
I Know It’s True When They Say
“HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST”