Sisters Change

My eldest sister is 14yrs my senior and she looked after me a lot when I was young. Though she has more memories of this than I do.  Circumstance then separated us for a long time then through the internet, more than anything else we have grown back together. Definitely one of the better changes in my life. The photo below is not us …. but it could of been.


We were never that close when I was young

but now I am older my best friend you have become.

Sisters Change

Travels and families kept us apart yet

we were always together deep down in our hearts.

I think the need was mutual and I have certainly gained

from your life learned wisdom, stress, happiness and pain.

The computer has been our weapon of choice

but we still use the phone it is always good to hear your voice.

You  helped me meet my recent changes the facts I did want to face

The times I wanted to give up you showed me how to just drop down a pace.

Now you need my strength and help, you need support and love from me

I can now repay the love and solace you gave, and show you how to be free.

Once you where my eldest sister  just a photo on the page

but now we are there for each other no longer separated by age .


This poem was entered into a challenge for poems about changes, of any kind. Go to following link for  more information dVerse challenge:

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39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 11:04:35

    smiles…this is a lovely tribute to your sister…my sister was 2 years seperate…love how you ended this, beyond sisters….or no longer seperated by age


    • willowdot21
      Nov 20, 2011 @ 11:08:18

      Thank you, I have three sisters and two brothers but this my eldest sister and I have grown closer through email and messaging. She helped me through some bad times and now she is unwell and I can help her. What goes around comes around.


  2. claudia
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 11:42:59

    oh this is lovely..i only had a brother and think it’s not quite the same…my daughters are 4 years apart, they’re 17 and 21 now – and they are really, really close..always were…


  3. willowdot21
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 11:51:23

    Thank you. As I said above I have three sisters and two brothers and I am closer to my sisters, I think that is just a female thing, we love our brothers but perhaps you have learned they do not share!! I have three sons, 28yrs 36yrs and 38yrs they help each other but not like sisters…well they are not sisters are they? :o) I am sure your girls will remain friends always. xx


  4. Tess
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 12:44:08

    Thank you so much for this! I appreciate your love and care1


  5. David King
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 13:01:36

    Lovely piece. with a great sense of sincerity. Loved it.


  6. willowdot21
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 15:09:46

    Thank you I did mean every word.


  7. RD
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 15:12:05

    I seek honesty in words and you have satisfied with this piece…deeply touching



  8. willowdot21
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 15:29:50

    Thank you it is from my heart.


  9. The Noiseless Cuckooclock
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 15:55:50

    love it.

    I have one about 4 years apart.


  10. aka_andrea
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 16:09:36

    such a nice loving tribute. great job!


  11. willowdot21
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 19:28:42

    Thank you I did write it from the heart.


  12. kaykuala
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 01:24:20

    We get separated but not for long. The internet is certainly a boon.Now’s the time to get back the lost years.You’ve done something many just think about! Great verse!


    • willowdot21
      Nov 21, 2011 @ 16:52:30

      Thank you I treasure all my sisters but to have a chance to share this relationship with my eldest sister again is a wonderful bonus. I hope you are well and happy.xx


  13. The Cello Strings
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 01:45:00

    sweet one.

    it reminds me of mine,

    Happy Writing.


  14. Vampire Weather
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 03:56:21

    A strikingly personal narrative that is touching and insightful. Thank you for sharing!


  15. Sheila Moore
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 05:05:57

    what a lovely ode to your sister. I wrote mine about my sister, too. there is nothing quite like them, is there?


  16. giselzitrone
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 13:07:01

    Wunderschöne Erzählund ich habe leider nur eine Schwester lieber Gruss und eine schöne Woche wünsche ich dir Gruss Gislinde.


  17. kate58
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 17:20:29

    I’d be lost without my sisters. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. xx


  18. Lydia
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 09:39:10

    This is such a sweet take on changes and on sisterhood. Gave me a lump in my throat.

    I selected your name randomly from the Linky list…..and I think it is darned amazing that you, Sheila, and I all wrote about our sisters in our poems about changes! What synchronicity. And I find a lot of solace in yours, because mine is of separation and not reunion. My sister and I tried for ten years after our mother’s death, using the internet as you mentioned. I suggested a phone call once each change of season, but she never responded to the idea. In the last year we have drifted completely apart. Today (Nov. 22) is her birthday, the first I recall ever ignoring….as she did mine in January.

    Thank you for this dear poem.


  19. willowdot21
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 13:20:27

    Yes it is an amazing thing and three of us as well, I am so sorry that you and your sister have drifted apart. It is sad that now you have lost the tenuous link of the birthdays, maybe you could send a Christmas card. Sorry none of my business. I just know that I would feel I was bleeding if I was completely severed from any of my sisters or brothers. Sadly I know this happens and seemingly in your case just distance between you. My husband and his brother no longer speak or communicate and there are only about 15miles between them. My husband had a lifetime of being taken for granted and used till finally he just stopped doing what he was bid. It grieves me and I know it grieves him too but neither will relent. Thank you for such a lovely comment on my poem I wrote it from the heart. I hope you can find your sister again, and if not well she is there and you are here so be well and happy and just pray she is too! xx


  20. zumpoems
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 14:42:58

    Beautful tribut to the relationship with your sister. Lovely!


  21. willowdot21
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 16:23:21

    Thank you it is written from the heart.


  22. lscotthoughts
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 00:00:29

    Wonderful tribute to your sister! It’s great that you are now closer to each other~
    I recently wrote a tribute to my two sisters, you may enjoy: 🙂


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  24. Natalie Sunflowers
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 18:23:40

    sweet, love the imagery.


  25. Jenni
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 07:52:44

    How strange – my sister and I were not estranged but not close for a number of years and it was the internet that forged the new closeness we have now. She lives in another state and while we talk on the phone occasionally (std charges are expensive for call) it is on line that we have the most contact. I’m glad you re-connected with your big sis.


    • willowdot21
      Apr 29, 2014 @ 08:00:53

      I’m glad too it was not estrangement for us either. She and her husband and family went off as £10 POM’s and spent 2 years in Australia on their return they moved Kent way I got married and life and phone charges got in the way. Then came the internet and free phone calls from my provider and hers. So as she is now up north and I am south we ate in touch almost daily.


      • Jenni
        Apr 29, 2014 @ 08:04:56

        There are a number of very positive things about the net and this is one of the best examples of it. Allowing family who are separated through distance and the cost of phone calls to remain in contact and be an integral part of each others lives.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 29, 2014 @ 08:09:51

        Yes that is very important

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