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the loss of my little brother
by catherine  peterson

The day you were born 
I couldn't stop holding you. 
I knew you were my little brother 
and we would always be together. 

As time went by you would always laugh 
until you got very sick 
and the doctors said 
you were not gonna last. 

But, I knew deep down inside you were strong 
and that you would get by. 
but as time moved on very slowly 
and tears filled up in every one's eyes 
i could tell that you were ready to die. 

but you weren't gonna be alone 
you were going to our father's home 
where you could laugh and play 
and would never feel the pain 

but I ran away 
feeling all alone 
feeling like home wasn't home 
without you by my side 

but I knew it wasn't right 
because you were looking down with pride. 
So when I go, please 
wait for me at the golden gates 
so I can hold you again 
and let you know I love you, brother
and I will never let go.

This poem is dedicated to my little brother, Stanley, 
who had passed away when he was seven years old.

Poem ID: 12270   Poem Posted: 3/18/1999
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