Joan

by Brenda   Dec 25, 2017


You were almost four
when I came into this world.
I can imagine
what you thought of me...
-
We grew up sharing
a common thing,
we were sisters...
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For as long as I can remember
we shared so many things.
I know at times
you resented my intrusion
into your life...
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You've been so special
to me.
All the secrets you would share,
all the dreams you told.
I knew you wouldn't have
trusted them
with just anyone....
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There were times
when things were bad,
you grew up and away.
I felt so lonely,
I thought I had lost my sister.
But eventually I grew up
and realized you had a life too...
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Our growing up wasn't easy at times
but my memories of you are fond.
If anyone would want
the perfect sister
they would have to pick you...

I wrote this for my sister in 1982, I was nineteen at the time. It was recently unearthed. There is no one else I would want for a sister than her.

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  • 5 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Oh, Brenda,
    I am glad I stumbled onto this poem.
    You have written this at a time in your life when any previous confusion of Joan's actions become clear. You describe the annoyance from her having to share what was for 4 years hers. I can appreciate this, being the eldest of 3. Like you though, once we become aware, we then realise how it was for them. I know now that they and you too only wanted acceptance from your older sibling. I admit I did not appreciate this at the time.
    My sister passed some years ago now, and I wish I'd told her more often how much she meant to me. I think of her daily and I'm sure Joan thinks of you too.
    ((Hugs)) x

    • 5 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Michael! It did take years and growing up to fully understand and appreciate my siblings. We are the best of friends now. I am so happy you stumbled onto this. Hugs-

  • 9 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Oh that is so sweet Brenda to have and love a sister like that. Me and my sister were not close and she passed away a few years ago. I am happy for you

    • 9 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Dagmar. I'm sorry about your sister, hugs for you-

  • 9 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Aww, Queen what a sweet write! Sisters are the best!

    • 9 months ago

      by Brenda

      Lady Mel, they are aren't they? Hugs to you-

  • 9 months ago

    by Kereen

    Beautiful piece. Made me wish I had a sister

    • 9 months ago

      by Brenda

      Kareen, thank you so much.

  • 9 months ago

    by Asma

    It's lovely. Bless you both.

    • 9 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Asma, I appreciate you-

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