From a young age, you were there.

Comrade, brother, family we share.

Giggles, jokes, ruffle my hair.

Then one day you were no longer there.


Dakota, you lifted me high in the sky.

Supportive, loving, why did you die?

Now I am searching for the WHY?

Honestly, you were the greatest guy.


Now I have learned more about who I am.

You love from afar in some other land.

I am only human, but on the other hand...

I have grown older, but you'll stay a young man.


Through it all, I have learned empathy.

I am aware, care, and provide sympathy.

My hope and your love gave me clarity.

Dakota, I am learning quite steadily.

This poem is about: 
My family


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