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Goodbye my brother, goodbye my friend

Updated on January 18, 2011

One year later...

Today my heart is filled with sorrow
Though I prayed that you would know tomorrow
You left this morning before I awoke
I hadn’t seen you, we never spoke
You were my brother, a friend till the end
Goodbye my brother, goodbye my friend
We met each other on the first day of school
You were new but confident and very cool
You made me a part of your family
Your mom, dad, and sister, Li
Treated me like a brother and a son
I never wanted to leave we had so much fun
Through four years of high school we were very close
You were the friend that I loved the most
Cause you were always there for me and had my back
There was nothing our friendship would ever lack
Then we left for school and grew apart
Which is why I have such a heavy heart
Cause today I have a mountain of regret
I never visited, we never met
Since I moved away and the years went by
I never took the time to say hello and goodbye
I never told you how proud I am of you

Of all the things you’ve done that I could never do
I know you can hear me from up above
So I say these words to you with love
I’m sorry I wasn’t there for your last breath
But nothing will change, not even death
What you have always meant to me
So I will beg of you a final plea
Forgive me, brother for missing all those years
Now I won’t hold back, not one single tear
I know you will always be there for me
And I will always have the memory
Of my little brother, a friend till the end
Goodbye, my brother, goodbye, my friend…

I love you, Manny... RIP


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    • LadyFiddler profile image

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Very lovely as I can share your pains I lost my brother when he was five years and I was only twelve I miss him so much because we were like peas and carrots and white on rice . I still send him poems now and then I know he gets it.

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      K J Page 

      5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      A beautiful touching tribute......

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This so thoroughly touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I am truly sorry for your loss and understand how important this was to write, though extremely difficult.

      I thank you for sharing. Your friend Manny must be s proud.



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