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I Turn Around

December 14, 2011
By Neytiri GOLD, Hilo, Hawaii
Neytiri GOLD, Hilo, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever.

When I was younger, say five or six,
I would look at my older sister preening at the mirror,
and dream I would one day look like her.
One day be perfect.

Then, maybe, ten years later
my sister is married and has a little baby,
and I dreamt that one day I would have a happy family.
One day be perfect.

One day, I might have been in my twenties,
I fell in love with a young man,
who resembled my older sister's husband.
They could have been brothers.

When I was twenty six, he proposed.
For months I dreamt about the wedding,
hoping and praying it would be perfect
like my older sister's wedding.
Hers was wonderful.

My older sister had everything I wanted to have.
The intelligence, the looks, the heart.
She was loved. She had a beautiful family.
She had a home.

On my wedding day,
as I was getting prepared,
my older sister walked into the room.
I turned around, but I only saw my reflection
in the years to come.

The author's comments:
I want to thank Wonderment for helping me come up with a subject to fit the title, so thank you Wonderwoman!!

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on Jan. 3 2012 at 12:32 pm
Plain-Jane ELITE, Grandview, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"And the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shepherd. He will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17

that's sad and happy at the same time. but it's true of younge sisters who look up to their older sisters. they shouldnt want to be exactly like them, and they shouldnt make the mistake of thinking they are perfect. this is a wonderful portrayal of a sister-relationship. i hope the sister gets everything she was hoping for =)