Today is Day 24 of Loveuary. My prompt today is siblings, I come from a large family there were nine of us three died very young … there were six of us up until 2015 when one of my lovely sisters died . This is a tribute to my sisters. I do have two brothers I shall come to them in another prompt.
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.
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 .
My dear and beautiful second eldest sister died in October 2015 . She was a nursing sister all her working life and she touch so many lives. She died a horrible and painful death due to a drug resistant bug.
The machines murmured and slowly stop their pings
As her soul, finally at peace was released and found it’s wings.
After months of pain and strain she was free to run and laugh again.
I hope you are back with your true love and dancing to a sweet refrain.
God Bless you sister dear
I shall miss you so, yet still feel you near.
The wonderful times you have given me are
Memories I shall never forget. You are next to me not afar.
My next sister lives not far from me and we see a lot of each other. She has travelled the world with her job and lived in Hong Kong been the toast of this and that has settled close to me! She has always been my idol now she is my mate!
She is bright and fast
She has a colourful past
Working with material and twine
Her talents lay in art and design.
Daddy called her girly
She was so thin and her hair curly
Always the brightest star
Fashion leader with a mini car.
I was always in awe of you
Even now if I tell true
Not just for your style and flair
But because I love you and you care.
My three sisters.