One day I came home and my mommy was sad,
My Nana and Aunties were here and they were sad too.
I started to cry but I didn’t know why.
I just know I was sad cause everyone else was too
My brother was gone he’d been on a fishing trip
I wished he were here to give me a hug as he’d call me a little bug
I heard his name several times as mom cried
…And I didn’t know why, I sat down and cried but I didn’t know why.
I shut my eyes tight and all I could hear was his voice
A slight little whisper
I jumped, I was startled I looked for my brother
I thought he was here.
Little bug, little bug, please listen to me.
Even though you can’t see me I’m right here next to you.
I had to leave but I’ll always be with you
Through thick and thin
Through darkness and sunshine
I will always be with you no matter what you’re my Little bug forever
That little tickle on your cheek that feels like a feather
It’s me when I’m kissing you nighty night
That little whisper that you hear now and makes you say “What?” when
no one is around
It’s me being with you, tell mom and dad
I’ll always be with you no matter what.
When you close your eyes and me, don’t be afraid
Know that I’m with you and I’m okay
When you see me in the face of a stranger know that I’m here
When you smell that familiar scent that reminds you of me
Know that it’s me and I’m forever in your hearts
My Auntie came over and hugged me tight as my nana hugged mommy tight
My daddy came in and said come here little bean as he stretched out his arms
Daddy then told me with tears in his eyes that brother was gon, he
was not coming home. I started to cry.
I squeezed my eyes shut and all I could hear is brothers voice so very
C’mon bug don’t cry like that
I had to go away but I’ll always be with you……. in your hearts.
©Diana Lynn 2013