Friday, September 20, 2013

A Sister's Love

Tomorrow marks the eighth month anniversary of my brother-in-law's death.  And of course, today my thoughts have been of my sister, nieces, and nephew.

I find that words fall so short, and so often I am at a loss as to what to say.  What is there to say that will comfort them, that will ease the ache in their hearts, the emptiness in their lives.  I talk to my sister and I hear her pain, feel her grief, and yet, there is nothing I can do.  Kate, this is for you.

A Sister's Love

If I could try, I’d take away,
the loneliness day after day;
I’d kiss your tears, erase your pain,
would make you laugh and smile again.

Mere words fall short, then disappear,
next to your sorrow, and your fear;
would that I could, I’d take your place,
but I cannot, this is your race.

With every teardrop that you cry,
or every time you want to die;
with every day you weep and grieve,
I am beside you, I’ll not leave.

A sister’s love, deep as the sea,
reach out your hand, and there I’ll be;
to walk beside you to the end,
and carry you, my sister, friend.


  1. Yes, sometimes it's so hard to find the words to help someone through grief but I think the way you do this with poetry is very touching.

  2. Thank you, Julian and Ginger...Appreciate you reading!

  3. Thank you, sissy!! I love you! <3