Ode to my Sister

When I was young,

A long long time ago,

Along came this baby.

Was she a friend or was she a foe?

She had a pudgy noise, and her hair stuck up wild

When she was awake all she did was poop and cry

Yet those dirty diapers seem so very far away

As those childhood memories just fly by.

Two different worlds, several years apart

I was a teenager, you a young child

My temperament was aggressive

Yours became much more mild

I left home while you stayed where you were

A sister from a distance, miles apart

All those letters you wrote...

That was just the start!

Yet we continued to grow,

Our relationship would bloom

I eventually moved back home,

(Forcing you to have to share your room!)

The years have gone fast,

As I realized who exactly you are

Your a sister close at heart,

Even if the miles are far

Our ages are just numbers

When I'm old you will be too!

Our parents made us sisters,

But our friendship is up to me and you!

So even though we are family,

I'm glad you are who you are

We've shared so many experiences,

(and none of them at a bar!)

We've had game nights and movie nights

And have done nothing at all

You are my sister, my friend

And when we are together, we always have a ball.

So, since you were asking...

I wrote something new

It's my "Ode to My Sister"

And it's dedicated to my crazy sister - That's You!

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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

It is a pleasure to hear the memory of the past.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I liked this...it reminds me of the relationship I had, and still have with my sister. Thank you!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Glad I could bring back some memories for you. It was fun to write. I don't often write poetry too much anymore, but occasionally I have to dust off the poetry pen and get cracking.


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Silverspeeder 5 years ago from Birmingham UK

Memories like this can be likened to stars, the ones that are closest to us burn the brightest.


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freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

love your poem ! I have 2 younger sisters myself & 3 daughters.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thanks... It started off as a joke and ended up taking a serious note. My sister was harrassing me to write something cause she was bored. It gave me inspiration... what can I say! :)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Love your poem. Always wanted a sister. Did get a great sister-in-law though.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I am lucky to have such a great sister... no sister-in-laws yet though, but maybe soon.


lauryn 4 years ago

i hate that poem


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@lauryn - Well thanks for stopping by and reading it! Hate is such a strong word for a piece of art.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I love your poem that was written in style! It is a great tribute to your sister! It is always my pleasure to follow you! Just terrific!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Aaw this is so so sweet. I always wanted a sister - and guess what...I found out at age 17 that I DO have a sister! Now that I have met her and I have her in my life I don't even stop to think about the things we didn't share (like what you and your sister got) because Im just so happy to have her. Maybe I should follow suit and write a poem to her :)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I love your poetic ode to your sister here, it reminds me of my relationship with my older brother, and its a close one as well. Nice job voted up!


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

All of us got sweet memories that we would like to pass again and again, but unfortunately it is not possible. But those words in your lovely poem has the power to carry us through those unforgetable memories and I enjoyed it. Thanks and voted up and interesting.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@iamaudraleigh - Glad you enjoyed this... my sister is a very big part of my life so I couldn't resist this tribute! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ardie - How cool is that to find out you have a sister. Glad to hear you guys have a great relationship as well... And I would love to read your tribute poem to her as well!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

This is sho shweet :)

I am reminded of my sister... 10 years younger to me! The day she was born is fresh in my mind... I missed school... was on top of the world!

Lovely poem!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Beautiful piece of writing, you just reminded me my sister.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@CloudExplorer - I am glad that it reminded you about your older brother. It is nice when we can actually view our siblings as friends! :) Glad you enjoyed this!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@dinkan53 - I would be wonderful if we could relive some of those moments... but then again, the memories are still so fresh. Thanks for stopping by!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@rahul0324 - Seems that your story is one very similar to mine. Glad you enjoyed this and glad it brought back happy memories for you! :)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

So sweet to mark your relationship with your sister in this way! The bond you have will continue to grow and triumph in the future, and will become even more of a treasure to you as time goes by.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

What a wonderful hub barbergirl128. I'm very close to my family. Additionally, my brother has a masters (almost PH.D) in English and has helped and supported me when I got the crazy notion a few years ago of wanting to become a writer...LOL Most people have similar stories about their siblings. I cannot understand people who don't care for their families.

Voted up on your wonderful hub

John


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Vinaya Ghimire - Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it and glad I reminded you of someone you care about! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RTalloni - When I first wrote this, it was actually a sarcastic attempt at sticking my tongue out at her... she was giving me a hard time about not writing in awhile. This was my response. However, we do have a really close relationship and in my family she is one of my biggest supporters of writing. She definitely is someone special! :) Glad you enjoyed this piece. I had fun writing it!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@John Sarkis - I believe family is very important. When I got married, my mother encouraged me to make sure all my sister's stood up in the wedding. I really wanted my friends. Now I did have a mixture of both, but what I learned is my family is still around, some of the friends took different paths and I lost touch. We all need our family and I am glad to say I am a part of mine! :)

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