Waking up that morning was supposed to be normal
I wasn’t expecting the conversation to be so formal
Your brother is dead, he shot himself last night
What? Are you kidding me? I asked as I squinted in the light
I sat in silence for I don’t know how long
Was this just a dream? Did I hear them wrong?
The next few hours were just a blur
Until I saw my brother’s son looking so sweet and pure
He was only three and didn’t have a clue
But I lost it when I saw him right out of the blue.
I couldn’t stop crying, I was falling apart
I didn’t say a word; I didn’t know where to start
My brain went numb and I just went through the motion
I had a baby to protect from the commotion
She would never get to know her uncle Brian
But maybe it will save her a lot of cryin
He was such a good person that took a wrong road
I wish I could have helped to lighten his load.
Suicide leaves family with a lot of guilt and sadness
It takes forever to get through the madness.
I have two more brothers that are still alive
I pray for them so they can thrive
My heart goes out to my mother
She lost her son, a pain like no other.
Time will heal all wounds they say
It has been twenty-one years and it still feels like yesterday
All of the feelings are not front and center driving me mad
But they are always there and they always make me sad.
I remember the good things about him and how he made me laugh a lot
When I am sad I look back at those happy memories and they really hit the spot.
So during the day when you’re feeling down
Think of the best times with your loved one and laugh like a clown!