My Beautiful Sister

Confident in herself,

She struts around-

And makes the world her runway.

Believing in herself,

She walks around-

With no obstacles in her path.

This strong, confident woman:

Is my beautiful sister.

Solving problems like a ten-piece puzzle,

She’s the one to go to.

A word of advice at the tip of her tongue,

She’s the one to talk to.

The smartest, the wittiest, and the bravest heart:

She is my beautiful sister.

Moments created together-

Forever cherished.

Laughs shared in each other’s company-

Forever doted on.

Mundane conversations, and exceptional ones-

Forever looked forward to.

These are the few things I do-

With my beautiful sister.

My confidante,

My companion,

My friend,

My comrade,

She is my beautiful sister.

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Four Years Older

Four years older, 

And five times wiser. 

Four years older,

And ten times stronger.

The journey that is your life,

Keeps me in awe-

Of all that you have gone through.

Survival is a whole new meaning when it comes to you,

You have taught me so much,

Without it dawning on you,

And, for that, I cherish having you as a sister.
You taught me to never give up,

To strive for what I believe in.

You taught me to not let others put me down,

And to not let hateful words affect me.

You have taught me take whatever live throws in my direction,

Head on, and to cope with the changes that come with it.
Thank you, for showing me right from wrong,

Thank you, for teaching me to be strong.

Thank you, for demonstrating how to survive,

Thank you, for the being you have given life.

Thank you, for being you.

Dear Brother

Twenty-nine years have gone by,

And each year that goes by-

My respect for you grows.

Eight years, I did not know you,

And I wish I had.

I recall little of the first few years that I knew you,

Yet I know that I always respected and cared for you.

I saw you in school everyday, but not at home.

And when I visited you on the weekends,

I was always in awe of you. 
Years passed, and an artist blossomed.

An artist who was passionate about what he loved,

And about what he belived in.

Family was always on your mind, 

And you always stood up for us. 
The strength you show, when times are tough-

Is something I will always admire. 

The love you have, for the sisters that follow you-

Is something I will always cherish.

The talent you have-

Is something I will always be envious of.

The things you do when people overstep-

Is something I will always applaud.

And the love you have for your family-

Is something I will always hold in high regard.