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To My Brother Poem

Updated on January 9, 2012


Why is it that the lord,

takes the good ones to soon

Is it just to punish the people

who wait for them to bloom

Dave, you had such a future

why did you have to go

Did the angels call you

and tell you it must be so

To all the people who have lost loved ones

I understand your grief

I to have lost my brother

through accidental means

The words that I wanted

to say before he went

can now, only through heaven

be written and be sent.

Trying to find the words

that I wanted always to say

You were my big brother

you will always be that way


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    • cleaner3 profile image

      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you Clara ..

      My brother passed away in a drowning accident .. he was the best and nicest person you could ever meet .. he had a golden heart ..but now he sits by the lamb and waits for the rest us Montoya's to get there.


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      Clara Kish 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Hello Michael, I went through your poems to find what I wanted to read right now , then I found ," To My Brother Poem". and it seemed to be the right one. I lost my brother 21 years ago , my only one , no sisters , He always said he was going to live to be 92 but he passed away at 68. I always thought I would pass on around 40 and I am 84 now ,so we never know how long we have left and we never get over missing them here. Good hub and it brought back memories . By the look of your comments it brought them to other people ,too. best to you , I will be back to visit later , Clara

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      ahorseback . I am truly sorry for your loss. why it happens and wishing that the last moments you and him experienced are just not enough so I know the emotions you feel. Your poetry and writing are a form of therapy for all who read your expressive words that one can only describe as heartfelt. thanks for the comments.

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Cleaner , I'm sorry about your losing your brother , and I'm sorry I have neglected yours and many comments lately , I too burried a brother in July this year and sunk a bit behind the times in these great hubpages . My appologies !..........Awesome hub !

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Thanks Max, you would have liked him too.

      thanks for the comment and your kind words.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such a loving tribute, rest in peace, Dave!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      You will endure for you are a strong woman.

      You will go on because they would want that.

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      My heart cries, my soul is lost, my deep wounds can never heal..for I loved and lost the best I it's no longer where it's forever a part of me..a new stronger ME.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      lol reality isnt perfect. not everything rhymes. thank you again for your kind words.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      You are an Angel, The lord does things sometimes to make us stronger. Just keep believing in yourself. and your brother will guide you home to meet him. God Bless You!

      Sorry for not being able to ryhme in my response.

      Sometimes you just have to say it.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      I lost my brother before I was even born. He was 2 days old. died of breathing problems. I feel he's been my guardian angel through life. why God chose him to take him away I'll never know. Perhaps he was too good for this world...or perhaps God was saving him from it..perhaps he wouldnt have been able to handle the shit life throws at us sometimes. But why God wouldnt have made my brother strong is beyond me. So I wont know til I finally get to meet him one day in the Heaven above. at least this is what I hope and have to believe to make it through this life. That there is something greater for us.

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Welcome to the poetic jungle at the Hubs, where you will find many talented writers and poets like yourself. I am sorry to read of the loss of your brother. Any loss of a loved one is hard to bare, may he RIP and know that he was and still is loved by his brother. Peace and blessings to you my friend.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Hi Cleaner- wonderful tribute to your brother. Great poem. You are really talented.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Sometimes the words just come out that a person has waited to say. I am fortunate to find this forum that lets me express feelings that have been inside for a long time.

      I have only written poetry for a couple of months, and now i have been awoken. WOW, what ever has come over me, I like it.

      Don't freak out when I answer some hubs in rhyme,

      its just more fun like that some times

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      Scarface1300 6 years ago

      A lovely tribute to a loving brother. I too lost a big brother and know of the heart ache and pain that you feel. A fitting and lovely epitaph. Brilliant. Voted up and beautiful