Rest In Peace, Big Brother

Our Angel
By: Haley Hoyle
In memory of my big brother and guardian angel, Robert Zachary Hoyle, 11.7.1991-5.12.2015

Surrounded by love,
Yet there he went.
His sudden short death,
We will forever lament.


Our son, our brother,
Our very best friend.
His days may be over,
But this is far from the end.


Far from the end,
In fact, his time has just begun.
And over his sweet short life,
Death has not won.


The only winner here, you see,
Is a family filled with love.
One lost, but now we’ve gained,
Our angel Zach who sits above.


Our angel forever,
Our sweet, sweet boy.
And all he taught us,
We will forever employ.


“Believe in your dreams,
Be strong in a world so dark.”
On our hearts, his words,
Will forever leave their mark.


It’s a numbness without him,
An emptiness beyond compare,
Yet wherever in the world we are,
Zach, our guardian angel, will always be there.

Heaven gained the gentlest, sweetest angel in the world this week. My best buddy, I miss you so much it hurts. All the times I forced you to come in my room and play guitar for me and talk to me while I did my homework... All the times you forced me to go on another 3am fast food run with you and drive around listening to music... All the times we talked to each other about our hopes and dreams and all the crazy wonderful beautiful things you wanted to do with your one short life (you'll always be an international musical prodigy to me)... What I would give to have just one of these moments back right now. Just one. Just for a second. I love you bud. I always will. Remember all the times I reminded you that I believed in you? And that I was so proud of you? I still am and always will be. Now it's just a different belief and different pride. Now I have pride that my big brother is an angel in Heaven. My best buddy is an angel. And if that's not something to be proud of then I don't know what is.

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