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This poem was written in dedication to my brother who was tragically killed in an accident while on vacation with his girlfriend in Antigua. I was proud to read it at his Memorial Service on May 14, 1999. Sadly he was only 33 years old and will be deeply missed by many.

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Tara
This poem really touched me it was as if you were speaking from my heart. i lost my brother in a car accident a year ago he was only 25.
Shaydra
This poem touched me in so many ways i lost a brother and i know how it feels to loose that one person in your life me and my brother were so cloose and now that he is gone i dont know what to do i miss waking up and him being there and when i need some one to talk to he was there and know i feel so alone with out him. all i can say is keep your head up you will be with him someday. love shaydra
cassandra
your poem is so sweet im really sorry to hear that about your brother, my brother is locked up and i miss him very much i couldnt even imagine that happening to my brother. he is my best friend that i could wish for. he's in a better place know hes watching over you as these days go by he just might be your gardian angel. well i really loved your poem i write poetry to well thanks for letting me read your poem bye.
katie
this poem touched me soo much because im 13 and my 17 year old brother died when i was 11 in an car accident we were so close i talked to him he talk to me and this poem is such a great way to show that you really loved him

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Goodbye, My Brother

My brother Greg an awesome guy,
I don't know why you had to die.
You were so cute as a little boy,
You smiled at us and brought us joy.

Even though we had our little fights,
Over silly things like phone lines and wiring lights,
I never wanted to be a pest,
I needed your skills, cause you're the best.

I'm glad those times, were only a few,
It was hard for me to argue with you,
But that's just me, as you are you,
And in the end you always came through.

This is Lanesville where you are from,
We all are here with Deb and Mom,
Our hearts are broken, as you know,
We really can't bear to let you go.

Sometimes you were so crazy and loony,
Especially with the friends who call you "Cooney",
I know that everyone here will agree with me,
That the Lanesville Crew is the best there could ever be.

We wish so much that you were here,
Or just down "The Cove" havin' a beer.
It's happy thoughts that will get us through,
Like all the fun we shared with you.

And now my poem will come to an end,
Until the day we meet again,
I pray that you are now at peace.
Goodbye Greg With Love From Lis

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Anastasia
It was really touching and showed personal times. congratulations and I'm sorry for your loss
Gabriela
Dear Lisa: I thank you very much for such a thoughtful poem, it relates to me, well my brother was killed three days ago. And I believe that only your poem reflects what I feel. thank you
claire
what a touching poem i lost my brother-in-law 2 weeks ago in a motorcycle accident but he was like a brother to me u have done your brother well thoughts are with you.
Gladys
Lisa, I was looking for poems about losing a brother and I saw yours. It was from your heart. I just lost my brother 10 days ago and I miss him very much even though I know he is in a better place and I will see him someday. God bless you and your family and give you peace.
refilwe
Lisa that is a very touchy and lovely poem, reminded me of the day we had burry my brother too. nice one gal and hope u doing ok.
ARTURO
R. I. P GREG YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
maria joan
i like your poem. i hope that you can send me a poem about a person named Khareem. God blessed and more powers.
landa
My brother is a pain but if my brother was gone and went to my dearest God in heaven I would cry and love to read that as a speach that is true what lisa wrote her brother is like mine and I love him very much.
becky
i love the poem
leah
ur poem made me think of my close friend who was like a brother he died in 2005 in a car accident and was only 15 the world doesnt feel the same with out him, the light doesnt shine as bright now that he will neva walk into the room. but by reading ur poem i remembered all the good times i had with him thankyou for such a good poem and i hope u will always remember the good times with ur brother and never let them leave u like the air u breathe out
maria
i also lost my mom and dad last year i am stillm heart broken ,my heart gose out to you . much love maria
SINDY
i really think this poem nice because it touches my the tip of my heart everytime i read it. keep it up
natasha
i liked this poem because it came deeply from ur heart and 2 me, i would've read it probably just over & over again. It was such a great poem,and that u wrote one, just for him!
Nicole
I really like your poem. I lost my brother on December 10, 2006. He was drunk driving and fliped into a creek and couldn't get out. Luckily the passangers got out and survived. But like I said it was a great poem and had alot of meaning in it.
roanne
my brother was killed by his friend in 93 and me and my brother never got alone but i love my brother and right today i be sad because of the time we never had together i miss him so much!
charlene
I just loved your poem.
Troy
Im not one for crying, but this touched me and made me realize how important having a brother is. Thank you
Richard
i just love ur poem flatout like that nice job i whant to hear more of them from u if u have any
sara
that is a lovely poem i lost my brother 10 years ago in a car crash he was 16 was just lookin 4 a poem to put on his site so had to read yours thanks for lettin me read it n god bless
Betty
I just read this poem and with just loosing my brother . This poem touched my heart.
mary
YOUR POEMS I LIKE VERY MUCH. SORRY TO HEAR WAT HAPPEN TO BROTHER . I KNOW HOW U FEEL CAUSE LOST 2 KIDS IN HOUSE FIRE. MY HEART GO OUT TO UR FAMILY
shelly
your poem touched me my brother was killed in august of 06 he was my best friend. he was only 29 still a life to live we have no answers why thanks god bless
shahnaz
i think this poem was very touching to me because i to lost a dear brother he was only 14 years old and i miss him dearly and i understand what she is saying in this poem the only things that we are left with are their memories that we shall never forget.
Shauna
Dear Lisa, I know what you are all going through. I lost my older brother that had cerebral palsy he died Jun. 11,2001 whan I was 10, and we are 5 years apart and his birthday was July 24 so he died before his 16th birthday so I had to go to his grave to wish him a happy birthday and he is now 21 going on 22 and I made so many promises to him that I could not keep because I was not planning one loosing his so soon but he lived longer then what the doctors said he was suppossed to. I just wanted to tell you I know what you went through. bye bye Shauna ps. I love your poem you did a good job on it.
marika
I HAVE 2 BROTHERS AND I WOULD BE DEVESTATED TO SEE THEM GO. WHEN WE FIGHT AND ONE GETS HURT I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE IT IS MY FAULT I NEED TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE IF I AM THE OLDEST. I AM REALLY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BROTHER AND I WILL PRAY FOR THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.
zoe
hello i am zoe i am 14 years old and i lost my brother in 2006 in october and he was 16 it was 6 days after his birthday and i read your poem and it made me think life is one thing of many and your brother and my brother would be up there thinking what the hell are they doing its only me and they will be looking over us saying good morning and good night we cant see them but they are still hear with us in our hearts so as long as we can remember that then we can move on it may take a long time but like pepole always say things will get easier so look ahead of your self and think that they had a great life xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Vanessa
I limed this poem because it was touching and it tells about how u had the fun times and bad times it it was so imotional .
Dennerra
i like this poem alot because it reminds me of my big susta sade.
Karyonte'
This poem really touched me alot. I really kow what you're going through my btother just died recently. Feb. 1, 2007. It really made me think about my brother Kendell Tuco. Tears just start rolling down my eyes. I could just see him in my face everyday just smiling in my face.
michelle
Ilove the poem i can feel her pain very talented im sorry about your brother
billy
thank yopu u have truly touched me
bridget
this is a nice poem. i just lost my big brother last monday:( Only the good die young
Melissa
Hi, my name is Melissa, from Oklahoma city, and i just read your poem and i honestly have to say that i liked and and i feel your pain. I know exactly what your going through because i too lost my brother not too long ago about 3 months ago this Martin Luther Kind day he was still young and we don't know why he had to go, only God knows that and we have to accept the fact that he is in a better place now. But yah just letting you know that there is someone out there feeling your pain. In loving Memory to all the ones we love may they rest in paradise.
Lidia
Beautiful poem. I lost my brother 2 weeks ago and reading your poem made me feel ok. Thank u
jordan
that was very touching, sounds pretty much the same as my brother before he passed away 5 years ago in iraq. i miss him dear as you do your brother.
charlene
i understand how you are feeling, my brother died a year ago and the pain i feel is unbairable, this poem is 1 of the best i have read god bless you and your family especislly at this yime of year. take care.
tamieka
this is such a nich poem it must have been hard to wright it i realy feel 4 u n i hope it has brought u peace
celene
i like the pome that you worte will hope you make a Great pome ok will bye
Adwina
I really loved your poem. It fits my brother and I to a tee. I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident. I really miss him.
Ellen
Everyone does not mourn the same'cause we all love differently. I am sorry you lost your brother, I lost mine when he was 31. The pain/ saddness is with me everyday but so is the joy of having in my life as long as I did. His memory now lives on through my children as well as his. Take care Ellen
alaine
Hiya , i was just pondering the web sights,,,, For you wee scone i am so sory for your loss. I lost my mum aged 57, bad for me but for a wee thing at 33. Go forward-he will always be in your heart and you will always carry him with you. ,,, Your lessons in life will be , that you are grateful, for the smile, hug, sigh, moment spent with him. god bless you x england hull 2006 - but you know it never does go awayxxxxxx
alyssa
i liked the poem it shows the emotions u r going through but, instead u wrote it down on paper. I think that is a great idea because u r showing ur feelings but u put it in a way so that u can share with everyone great job
Natasha
Lisa i think ur poem was really good um i just found out that i had an older brother and my parents won't let me b around him so i can sorta relate to ur poem and im so sorry about ur lose
Michelle
I have voted this poem as I found it really moving. I lost my brother last year and it still hurts alot. What you have done is gave him something that he can be remembered by because thats the scariest part - being forgotten. Take Care Michelle Shearer
laura
hiya lisa i no how you feel i lost my brother he was only 14. Today is the baddest day of my life he has been dead for two years 9. 8. 04 when he past away. you'r poem is nice. take care . laura xxx
Lisa
I really loved this poem because I can relate to it. On May 6, 2006 my brother Brian was killed in a car accident. The poem hit home with me and it is hard to let go. Lisa
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