A letter to my sister

April 27, 2015

You just turned six,

but you act sixteen.

Don't try to grow too fast,

because how it is now won't ever last.


Boys won't try to be your friend anymore,

only get to your feelings so they can "score".


Mommy will kiss your boo boos now,

and I hope you cherish that.

Because the marks that will happen later,

cannot be kissed at.


I don't know how to say this,

for your little mind to understand.

But please promise me,

you'll carry yourself as a lady as much as you can.


I would go back to being six if I could,

nothing in this life seems to offer good.

Yes, the barbie houses are pretty,

but it won't be long till you're hit with reality.


You're going to hate the sound of what "goodbyes" make,

you're going to hate how long it will take,

till you're finally happy without making a mistake.

There's going to be times where your smile is fake,

where life goes too fast, giving you a headache.

You'll wish that life would give you a break,

just like it wold give me one for God's sake.


So I'm sorry in advanced for the adversity you'll go through,

but because you are smart,

You'll know to never give up and that I love you.


You're six going on sixteen,

slow down babygirl...

I promise youll be a queen.


Signed, your sister,

who hates being a teen.

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Ice4eeever said...
Jul. 10, 2015 at 11:58 am
Having a sibling is actually really nice, you might fight but you know that you love each other. Sometimes those moments are just too sweet you just wish that time would stop. So cherish the moments you have now. It's really touching.
IndieStratton said...
Jun. 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm
I think this piece really reflects how we feel about family, friends or even ourselves when we realize were taking things to fast. I don't have a little sister but i can still relate. Being a teen is like an ever going competition to prove your worth and think its hard to know when to say when. good writing!!
callieismyname said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 10:04 pm
I really like this! I can relate because I, too, have a little sister and it seems like she's growing up so so fast :') i love her so much. Great job, keep 'em comin:)
Ice4eeever replied...
Jul. 10, 2015 at 11:59 am
It's so true, I have a younger sister too and that's exactly how I feel.
Emily2k said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm
waw you got magic in your words, wishing i was 6 again haha !
ThePoeticJustice said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 6:36 pm
XD aww lol my bby bro's only a year old and I'm already drillin this into him XD he gets carried, food handed to him, he cries when he's unhappy, but it's not gonna be like that for long lol hope he's prepared for it XD. it's a sweet poem. a personal one, but any on-looker's will enjoy it as well. good structure, and I don't think I saw any spelling mishaps. good job
L.J.Barnes. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm
So sweet, made me tear up a bit. I liked how conversational it was.. :D
Jeanine.Character said...
May 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm
hahaha. This is so sweet. I love it. Keep up the good work. :)
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