R.I.P Bryce Hightower (My Older Brother)


United States
34° 14' 42.1908" N, 115° 34' 5.1888" W

You left when I was so young... I didn't really understand it.
My heart was left numb, my mind on another planet.
I remember the days where your smile made gray skies turn blue.
I remember the times that you made me get through.
I hope you know, I love you.
That flu just had to take you,
but in your spirit I know it did not shake you or break you..
I just wish you were still here.
I wish I could hug you one last time.
I wish I never had to say goodbye.
You're my brother, and you better know it.
You're the one who inspired my dream of becoming a poet.
When you left, I went crazy.
I couldn't be controlled.
I was like a girl jumping into an open road.
Since then, I've gotten better.
The word 'Depression' is just another to remember.
My smile has grown bigger,
only because I know, without you I would be nowhere,
and I think I'm gonna get somewhere in this life.
Thank you, Bryce.

Guide that inspired this poem: 



I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember the good times and remember how much he loved you. Really great poem. Please read my poems and tell me what you think.

Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741