My Sister

by Linda Slusser
(Lansing, MI, USA)

My sister and I were closer than most,
holding on to each other like we'd seen a ghost.

We were always together in foster care,
wondering why our mom was not there.

When we got in trouble..as kids often do,
she would start crying which made me cry too.

There were also times when we laughed a lot,
we shared precious moments we never forgot.

We made a map..buried it by a tree,
said when we got older we would go back to see.

If our code was deciphered on the map that we drew,
it would take you back to where the tree grew.

We found a kitten..fragile and weak,
it had a wound so we took a peek.

We played as if we were doctors..applying first-aid,
the kitten recovered and eventually played.

My sister and I were creative and caring,
though our worst times were when we were sharing.

When my sister got sick it was clear to see..
she would not recover..I wished it was me.

I had no map to guide her along,
I could not dress her wound to help her stay strong.

That was the day I wanted to share,
a life for a life..seemed to be fair.

Our bond had been broken on that fateful day,
cancer had came and took my sister away.







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Feb 27, 2013
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I like your all the poems.
by: Vidya Naidu

I like all your poems that I have read till now. They are very easy to understand, and without heavy words.

Jun 08, 2012
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by: Anonymous

i love your poem. very touching. :) and i'm so sorry for your sister

Mar 14, 2012
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lovely
by: nabla

cutieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sister...................

Jan 11, 2012
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Lovely
by: Anonymous

this is a very wonderful poem. keep up the good work

Jan 02, 2012
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Awesome poem
by: Swila Bathool

love ur poem dear... its awesome. Hope u get another cute little sister

Jan 01, 2012
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Awesome poem
by: Anonymous

Hi

its an awesome poem

Nov 18, 2011
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Nice poem..

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