Elizabeth Melton Parsons


My Big Brother


I lost another brother this week. This poem is for John.

My Big Brother

with a personality larger than life.

Your big booming laugh and wild stories.

Your love of practical jokes

all played in good humor, not spite.

So daring, so bold,

So generous and kind.

The big brother every girl dreams of,

A brother to cherish and hold.

So many lessons learned,

You taught me to laugh, you taught me to love.

You treated me like a princess,

Protected and adored.

So many things shared,

So many things said.

Memories galore,

but never enough

never enough


Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

28 thoughts on “My Big Brother

  1. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  2. Truly from your heart and we can all feel the love….God bless you now and always xxx

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  3. I’m so sorry. What a lovely tribute to him!!! 🙂 ❤

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  4. I am so so sorry for yet another loss that you have suffered. May he rest in peace.

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  5. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  6. Such a beautiful poem, Elizabeth! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Wrapping you in love Elizabeth ❤

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  8. I am so very sorry to hear about John’s death Elizabeth. He will live on in your beautiful poem. Hugs and love are sent with this message to you in this sad time

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  9. I’m so sad to hear, dear Elizabeth. I send warm condolences to all who loved him and a big hug for you.

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