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My Angel, You Live On

Updated on September 9, 2012

My Angel


To My Angel, You Live On

To My Angel, You Live On

You will never know,

how bad my heart hurts,

ever since you left,

I try not to let it show.

You were so very young,

so many things to do,

so many things to see,

so many songs unsung.

We were so close you and me,

we did lots of things together

I even taught you how to climb

your very first tree.

I held you very close when,

you were first born,

I was in awe of you,

even way back then.

I used too take you to the pool,

I taught you how to swim,

we had so much fun,

you thought I was so cool.

You were never away from me

never very far,

not until the day,

you were hit by a car.

It never occurred to me,

at just fourteen,

that you sweet one,

I would never see.

The hurt I saw in our parents eyes,

their lives it seemed ended,

the day you went to heaven,

the day we said goodbye.

A lot of our love belonged to you,

that day a part of us died,

we were in so much pain ,

we didn't know what to do.

In your death deciding what to do,

we wanted to do good,

to help give others life,

by donating parts of you.

Along time after losing you,

I lost a baby too.

I felt some of my parents pain,

of what they went through.

I have a son,

I gave your name,

just like you,

he is loads of fun.

There isn't a day I don't think of you,

you were my best friend,

in my heart letting you go,

I just won't do.

I'm your sister and proud to be,

I'm being good down here,

to go to you in heaven,

you just watch and see.

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  • Kathryn Stratford profile image


    5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

    This is a beautiful tribute. I'm sorry for your loss. He sounded like a really cool brother.

  • Rusti Mccollum profile imageAUTHOR

    Ruth McCollum 

    6 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

    Thankyou Vincent Blessings to you as well!

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    Vincent Moore 

    6 years ago

    The pain of loss is one of the saddest events we will ever encounter in our natural lives. I know that you will see him again, this poem was a tribute to the love you both shared and you both will find each other when its your turn to cross over to the other side. Peace and blessings I send to you this night.

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    6 years ago from America

    Beautiful poem. So sorry for your loss.

  • Rusti Mccollum profile imageAUTHOR

    Ruth McCollum 

    6 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

    Thankyou for your very kind words,he was actually my little brother ,he was hit at 14. I loved him so. We were close from the day he was born. He hung out with my boyfriend and I, I didn't care. He used to love to hang out when I got my own apartment because when I grocery shopped I bought Ding Dongs , chips and other junk food! lol I was 18 junk food was my norm. I also had a pool! I have wonderful memories and he knew I always loved him.Thankyou again and all of you who left such nice, kind words for me. They mean so much.

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    6 years ago from Virginia

    A wonderfully tribute to your older brother....I could easily see my brother as I read your poem....and I have emailed him this link so he can check it out as well. Your words flow and celebrate your time together....very well done. Voted up and beautiful.

  • ROBERTHEWETTSR profile image


    6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

    A beautiful tribute to your brother Rusti and so full of love and compassion. I am the last of 6 children in my immediate family. My brother Haskell died in June 2009 at age 80 yrs + 4 months. He was 4 years my senior. I wrote a poem for him titled How Do I say Goodbye. at the end I left this note.

    Author’s note: I didn’t say goodbye. We

    talked every day or two until he could

    no longer carry a conversation.

    You can find my poem on my hubpage later tonight

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    Gianandrea Maoli 

    6 years ago from South Carolina

    Losing a family is never easy, especially when you have so many memories of being with them. This poem was heartfelt and true to the spirit of the one you loved and cared for the most. What a great and yet somber tale.

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    6 years ago

    So beautiful, and so intense! You packed so much emotion into your words, your poem actually painted a clear picture, which was kind of hard to read all the way through... When I first discovered what this poem was going to be about through reading your profile, I knew that the poem might be too intense for me to read, but I read it anyway, and now I'm glad that I did.

    Thank you for this wonderful poem, and I'm sorry for your loss. Blessed be you and your family, forever. :'o)

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    this is so sad... it made me cry i lost my son when he was born.. almost killed me. blessing to you..



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    Karen Silverman 

    6 years ago

    i am..sobbing...this moved me more than...just about anything i have read! i am so so sooo sorry for your loss, dear - and your beautiful words are self-healing and tribute - at the same time! Voting, sharing, tweeting - and wish i could do more..(still crying..)

  • Rusti Mccollum profile imageAUTHOR

    Ruth McCollum 

    6 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

    Thankyou all very much. My poems come from the heart and I try hard to make them a great poem to read.Your comments here have made tears come to my eyes, you're all so kind. Thankyou.

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    6 years ago

    Very beautiful poem and touching.

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    Thomas Silvia 

    6 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi my friend this poem is so beautifully written from a loving mother's

    heart . Well done !

    Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    6 years ago from Reno NV

    This was very difficult to read to the end, only due to the strong emotions and the reactions inside myself. I could only imagine the pain that one must feel. This is a very fitting dedication to the life of someone so precious. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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