Today was an bad day for me.  I recently lost my best friend in October last year.  We did everything together and experienced all of the experiences that two men could.  From high school to adulthood, we been through a lot.  He was the type of person that will do anything for you.  During high school, he was shy and timid. But, hanging around me, made him come out of his shell.  Nothing could tear us apart.

When it came up for being in relationships with woman, was a whole new ball game.  We had women that would try to tear us apart or even try getting us to fight one another.  But, we showed them that they will fail miserably.  He was there for me when i was in trouble, in the hospital, and in frustration with my girl-friend.  He was the only person that could calm me down when i was angry.  He was the type of man that anyone would get along with. When i had my son, i made him godfather.  He treated him like his own and my son adored him.

With him gone, i feel lost.  An empty spot in my heart no longer filled.  I will miss him terribly.  It’s hard to do the things that i like to do, because we used to do things together.  Such as, play video games, play pool, go out to play basketball, and spend time with family and friends.  Sometimes i feel him over my shoulder and telling me its going be alright.  But, knowing i can’t speak to him again, makes the feel worse.

All i can do now, is try to move-on and push for the future that God has planned for me.  I will always cherish our friendship and brotherhood we shared.  A person gone, but never forgotten.


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9 thoughts on “Brother”

  1. Powerful stuff Damon, your writing gets stronger with every heart is with you as you continue to navigate your world without your best friend, but it is wonderful that you can still feel his presence giving you strength.


  2. My heart goes out to you, Damon. He was more than just your friend, he was a brother to you. Keep writing, and it will help you get through this tough time. You are a very strong-minded guy, living with this wretched disease, and I’m so glad you are writing down your thoughts. We all need a mode of self-expression, and you have embraced writing. Although your content is difficult material, you do it with sensitivity and grace.

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  3. This was very heartfelt and emotional. It’s amazing how just a moment, a song or a look can instantly bring forward the feelings of missing one who is no longer there in our lives. I’m very sorry for the loss of your friend, but what a wonderful gift you were to each other for many years. Sounds to me like he’ll always be with you in spirit and must very proud!

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  4. I felt how much you love and miss your friend while I read this. That’s what good writing does. It takes us into the soul of another person and opens up our own. Thank you for writing this. I have had a nice few minutes remembering some friends I have lost in my life. I know how hard it is to do things you used to do with your friend but now do alone. I do believe he is right over your shoulder and I’m glad you feel him there. I am really enjoying your blog. Write more please.

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  5. I do believe those we have strong connections with live on in our hearts and do hear our thoughts. Go ahead, Damon, talk to your friend. I think he hears you and if you listen with your heart you’ll hear his answers too. Blessings of peace to you. Keep writing!


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