This poem was written in memorial of my late sister Charina who perished in a shipwreck tragedy on April 22, 1980.

Somewhere in time, not too many years ago

I was so blessed to have you by my side

A young winsome lass with a captivating charm.

In your rich quiet nature, there lies a deep reflective thinker

In your young heart, there lies a great treasure of love.

In your simplicity, you touched scores of lives.

How could I ever forget such a beautiful young person

Who blessed my childhood days with so much affection

Though I was uncomely and ill-natured then

You had shown me kindness.

Though I was ill-tempered and quarreled a lot with you

You shared with me whatever belong to you.

You were also a great delight to your mentors and many friends

Your pleasant attitude showered blissful moments with them.

To your parents, you were indeed a wonderful child

Such a great possession to behold.

But all those precious moments with you

are now only memories

Little had I thought that your sojourn here on earth

is only for a little while.

For one fateful night, just a week after your twelfth birthday

A great shipwreck tragedy took you away from us

Only then I realized, how much I love you my sister Charina

Though you had lived for only twelve years

You have left an indelible mark in my heart

To miss you for a lifetime.

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dsasser 8 years ago from US

good poem

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RachelOrd 8 years ago from Palm Coast

This is beatiful, but so sad. I am so sorry to hear about your loss no matter how long ago. My prayers are with you and your family.

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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks dsasser and RachelOrd for appreciating this poetry. Thank you also Rachel for your prayers. God bless you.

Margaret Cloud 8 years ago

It is always sad to have a love one taken so suddenly. Time will heal your sorrow, but she will live in your heart and memory always. GOD BLESS. Your poem is very touching.

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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Margaret for taking time to visi this hub.

Loy 21 months ago

Beautiful Crusty

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cristina327 21 months ago from Manila Author

Thank you Kuya Loy.

Alice Abayon Mercader 20 months ago

It is a beautiful poem for a wonderful sister.

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cristina327 20 months ago from Manila Author

Thank you very much ate Alice. While you have a sister who is alive, shower her with much love and affection. A sister is a precious gift from God.

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