Sister Poem

A girl writes about the special bond between her and her sisters. They are not always together in place but they are always together in spirit. Sometimes they fight, but nothing will ever break their special bond.

Three Sisters

© Francis I. Gillespie
We are three sisters
Three sisters are we
I love each of you,
And I know you love me

We’re not always together,
Life sometimes keeps us apart.
But we're never separated
We’re in each other's heart.

Now I know we've had our troubles,
But we always get thru.
The real message is you love me,
And I also love you.

We have had lots of good times
That we'll never forget
Sometimes we worry
And sometimes we fret

But if God ever gave me
Something special you see,
It might have been the blessing of,
Three sisters are we.

The Lord above has gave me lots
Of happiness and glee
But the most special thing he did was
Make us sisters, all three.


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • I am the oldest of three sisters, whom I love very dearly. My youngest sister is going through a very difficult time. Her daughter, was killed September 3, 2008 in a deadly auto accident. She was her only child, 27 yrs old, the same age as my daughter. They grew up together, living on the same street. Our family is so distraught and my heart weeps for our loss and especially for my dear sister. Your poem says it all. Thank you

    Yetta Submitted Oct 2008
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  • I am also the oldest of three sisters, a Bond so deep you actually feel their pain physically. I lost my sister and nephew also on 10-14-2008 in a tragic car accident, my nephew was 3 and my baby sister 29. I pray God brings you comfort and please do the same for my family. This poem is something only real sisters understand. God Bless.

    Misty Submitted Oct 2008
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  • I am the middle of three sisters, we lost our Mother this year in March, we are sharing looking after our Dad, at present, I think this poem reflects how we fell about each other, and the bond between us, we try to help each other as we unite in grief.

    Carol Austin Submitted Dec 2008
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  • I am the middle of four sisters and we have three other brothers, I love them all with all my heart and would not trade them for the world even though we may fight and argue, we will always love each other and I will always be there for them.

    Ashley Hudson Submitted Jan 2009
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  • I am the youngest of three sister, we lost our mother last march and then I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, this poem says it all about us, my sisters have been there for me every step of the way, even though we don't live near, the travel constantly to be at my side...but then that is sister for you.

    Anne Cartwright Submitted Feb 2009
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  • I am the middle of the three sisters. all of us are happily married but we still miss the childhood that we spent together. We share a bond that is indefinable and this poem truly speaks my heartfelt emotions for my sisters.
    I really wish my elder sister and her just delivered twins (who are under intensive care in the hospital) a speedy recovery, and let her know how I miss being with her at this time of her life.
    God Bless
    Keep smiling

    rash Submitted Feb 2009
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  • Well, it's not your own story Francis but the story of every girl who is loyal to her family. I'm the oldest of three sisters and your poem expresses exactly how I feel toward them. They are my whole life . I love and respect them even in times of hardship. We sometimes fight, but quickly forgive each other. Believe me I never slept before I kiss them all goodnight.
    Thanks Francis for your poem. God bless all sisters who are like you.

    monica Submitted Feb 2009
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  • I lost my Mother on Nov.30,2008 and my sisters and I are all so lost. We all live in different states and its so hard dealing with our loss apart. We still manage. But today my middle sister called to chat and BAM! she starts crying because she thought I stopped loving her. Well you know that's wrong but she is missing my Mom so much and things have been going on in both our lives that we haven't been able to do the "sister talking". So this poem has hit the nail on the head. My oldest sister's husband keeps telling her we are going to forget her since Mom is gone. Now that's a horrible thing to say to anyone so again this poem is perfect!!
    Thank you

    Mari Submitted Mar 2009
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  • I am the third of four sisters. and this poem says it all. Like all sisters we had our ups and downs but we always knew that we loved each other. I lost my youngest sister in 2002 she was only 45 yrs. old I was completely devastated. Now in 2009 I have lost my remaining sisters one passed away on Jan.16th. and the oldest passed away on Mar. 18th.we had her service yesterday.
    It hurts soo bad. Sisters are so special you can tell them things that you can not tell anybody else. So those of you who still have sisters cherish them every day of your lives and never take them for granted because you will not know how much you miss them until they are gone. There is a special place in my heart set aside just for them.

    Carol Wilson Submitted Mar 2009
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  • I have two older sisters and this is a great poem about us. we fight and argue lots but we know that at the end of the day, we love each other very much. I very much enjoyed reading you poem. Thank-you.

    brianne Submitted Apr 2009
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  • I have three daughters who are the best of friends. This poem fits them perfectly. Their father was murdered Oct.27,2008 and I Thank God everyday that they have each other to lean on. Two of them live very close to each other and the other lives about an hour away. It is especially hard for her being far away but they remain close in heart

    susan mills Submitted Jun 2009
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  • I'm the third to be born I have 3 brother's and 2 sister's, I just lost my baby sister 21 yrs old and expecting her first child In may by a drunk driver 1-01-10. It's been so hard for me and my family the pain is so deep I never knew my heart can take this much pain she is missed so much . We never imagined that the day after my brother gets married we would be making plans to bury my sister who was so full of life and couldn't wait to be a mom. When I start to cry my three year old say mommy don't cry tia Elaina's in the sky she lives with Jesus don't cry and now all we can do is pray that god gets us through this pain. I wanted to see my sister in a hospital bed holding her son after giving birth instead we laid her to rest with her son on her tummy , life cut short because of a man who got into his SUV, three times the legal limit and drove right into the back of her parked car as they sat and waited for Triple A . I love you sis R.I.P Elaina and baby Romeo

    Julie Pineda Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I am the oldest of three sisters sometimes its hard be the oldest you always get the blame. We all argue and fight but it is in our blood well that's what I always say. If anyone of them went out of my life I would cry all day and night, but we are not separated, thank you god. We call ourselves the enemy sisters but we really are the best friends and I love them soo much!! :)

    Vanessa Ahmed Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I know we some times fight, get mad at each other and get at each others nerves but deep inside me I feel great full for having three sisters like you:)

    Lexy Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I am #5 of what was 6 sisters. We lost our baby sister to cancer 10 years ago when she was pregnant with her baby. And we lost our second sister 3 years ago. My sisters and I are the best of friends and always have been. I am going through really hard time now and I couldn't do it without my sisters. We also have 2 brothers and are very close to them, but there is a special bond between sisters.

    Mary, Mendham, NJ Submitted May 2010
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  • I loved this poem and it really touched me because I am one of six children, three of which are girls. I am the middle sister and hold a very tight relationship with both Mary Ann and Julia and I look foreword to building my relationship further. Anyway, I am on the hunt for a lot of different quotes (and poems!) about three sisters, but it has been really hard so I think I may just give them this poem. Have a blessed day, y'all!!!
    Molly :)

    Molly, Mississippi Submitted Jun 2010
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  • I am the youngest of three sisters and there is a bit of an age gap between myself and my sisters. I love them so much, they have always been there for me and are constantly teaching me. I can't imagine my life without them. We fight and argue and get under each others skin but we still love each other. I loved this poem.

    Diana Submitted Jun 2010
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  • I'm the youngest of three sister we have a big age gap about 30 years. I'm 17 years old and I think my oldest sister is 43, middle 39. In Feb 2010 my mom died. My sister stayed with and still makes my life better. I don't know what I would do with out them.

    Alison, Louisvlle KY Submitted Jun 2010
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  • I am the middle sister and my older sister was kill by her ex boyfriend. We all miss my sister a lot..and sometimes its hard to think we will never be with her. We have parties and we always talk about her and cry. Today is July 2 which makes it 7 months of her passing. This poem is really nice I send it to my younger sister....thank you

    Lidia Submitted Jul 2010
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  • I am the middle sister of three we always argue but we still love each other, but now I am living with my mom and youngest sister. My other sister lives with my dad in AZ, I miss them a lot I don't get to see them a lot, once a year. I am going to graduate this year and that's when I am going to see my other sisters and dad. The bad thing is I am turning 18 in 6 months they're not going to be here for that I really want that but they have jobs and kids they have to take care of. We don't talk a lot.

    Kristina Submitted Jul 2010
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  • I am the oldest sister of three and was looking for inspiration for a message for my youngest sister on her 40th birthday. like many above we have had family hurdles but we have always got over them together. I thank god we are all well, every day and so is our mum. I feel deeply for those above not so fortunate the next time I look at my sisters I will think of you all. I too loved this poem.

    Sharron Rotherham Submitted Sep 2010
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  • I am the youngest of three we lost our mom may 22, 2000 in a car accident. for some reason me and my sisters love each other but we can't get along I feel left out since I am the youngest. I wish everything could be like it was before my mother died.

    Martha, Eagle Pass Tx Submitted Sep 2010
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  • A wonderful description of sisters and the bond they share. I am the oldest of 3 sisters and 21 months ago the middle sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. As sisters we shared her journey through all the tests, surgeries, chemo & radiation. On Oct.. 26, 2010 she became a grandmother for the 1st time to a beautiful & healthy baby boy. What a joyous event. I thank god that she lived to experience this.

    Lynn Casstevens, Mt. Airy, Nc Submitted Oct 2010
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  • This poem, I like very much. Not that I know of how to write and how to judge the poem, but simply because I have the same and strong bond of love for my sister too. Now we've grown up but whenever I close my eyes I just see her as a small child. This poem enhanced my love to my sister. Thank for wonderful poem!

    Sri Lanka Submitted Oct 2010
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  • I lost my Mom when I was 4. My sisters and I have been very close. We were raised by a very mean step mother and she had a son who molested me and my younger sister. We grew up with 2 older sisters of which one died 3 years ago. I would call her our protector. I miss her every day more and more. Life has not been easy for us but we are still together.

    Sad, Usa Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I am the youngest of 3 sisters and last week we lost our eldest sister after an operation went wrong. She suffered 7 months in Intensive Care and after such a hard battle, she lost her fight. I am blessed with having my other caring sister and four wonderful brothers, and we will all help each other through this tragic time and this poem sums up exactly what we had together. Thank you. God bless my family and anyone else who has had a sad loss and is still grieving.

    Sheila Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I am the oldest of three sisters and today we will be celebrating my youngest sister's 40th Birthday. I was searching for a poem to read or words of encouragement, your poem has really lifted me and it captures me and my sisters love. I am not sure if I will use it tonight but I plan to pass it on to my sisters. Thank you

    Donna Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I'm the oldest of 4 sisters, and we are going through some tough times right now. I was trying to do something different for my sisters as Christmas approach to try and bring us back together somehow and this poem did it for me, I pray it has the same effect on them. Thank you and God Bless.

    Golena, Cleveland OH Submitted Dec 2010
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  • I am the middle of three sisters, and this poem describes our relationships with each other exactly. When I read this, it took everything I had to fight the tears from flowing down my face. This is an amazingly beautiful poem that has touched a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Summer Miller, Longview, WA Submitted Dec 2010
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  • This really touched me I have two daughters and a step daughter and recently separated from my husband but this poem is the bond that the three girls have and this poem means so much

    Joanne, Newcastle Submitted Feb 2011
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  • I'm the eldest of three sisters. I love them both more than life its self and I feel very responsible for them. My middle sister is only three years younger and was always my best friend when we were growing up. She has been addicted to drugs since her mid-teens, we recently fell out because of this and I'm finding it incredibly difficult without her, not knowing where she is or whether she is ok, I miss her so much but I also worry about how she will effect my youngest sister. there's a large age difference, she is barely a teenager and easily influenced, especially by us older sisters. I've tried setting a good example for both of my sisters and so far the youngest seems to be on the straight and narrow, fingers crossed. Wherever my sisters are, whatever they are doing, I love them so much that it hurts and I know that they both love me, nothing will ever change that and this poem gives me hope that one day all three of us will be together again, drug-free, healthy and happy.

    Lulu Submitted Feb 2011
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  • I'm the oldest of three and I love this poem. I'm doing something special for my sisters just to show them that I love them so much and thank them for all they have done for me. so that's why I'm using this poem and each of them will get a copy of it. I love it so much, thanks to the writer its #1 on my list.

    Shorty, Dallas,Tx Submitted Mar 2011
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  • Hi this poem touched me so deeply because I have two other sisters and well we are not always together well we're hardly ever together but we love each other no matter what and we will be there for each other through every thing even when were apart so I thank GOD for making us Family.

    Leann, Howe, Okllahoma Submitted Mar 2011
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  • We are 3 sisters of which I am the youngest. I was looking for a poem for my sister's 60th birthday and this poem made me cry because it seems as if written specially for us. We have been in an orphanage as children and my oldest sister always had to protect us. She was and still is our mother. She never had the carefree life a child should have. She turns 60 shortly and I was looking for something special to say to her. Thank you for this poem from all three of us!

    Tersia-Ann Gerber, South Africa Submitted Apr 2011
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  • Me and my two sisters are really close. I love them for who they are and they love me for what I am. This bond makes me realize that we will never be out of love because our love is eternally.

    Ryna, Malaysia Submitted Aug 2011
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  • I'm the middle child of my two sisters. Even though we fight all the time doesn't mean we hate each other. I still love my sisters. My older sister is an inspiration to me cause she has two jobs and is about to go to college. She helps me with boy problems and is always there when I need her :'') She lives in Washington state. I miss her a lot. My little sister is really annoying but that's why I love her. HAHA! I always had to stop their fights. Not anymore. It's over with. The good thing is we will always be in each other's hearts. Forever and always.

    Crystal, Ohio Submitted Aug 2011
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  • I am the youngest of three... Well sort of, now it is just two.. But there was three of us and it's just really completing, but my other sister and I had a really hard time after the oldest of the three of us died.. It was on May 19, 2004 and too this day My sister Rachel and I still have a hard time when we think of her.. But we both know that Robin will always be in our heart and mind...

    Darriane Newberry, Lakeland Forida Submitted Sep 2011
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  • I am the middle child. I love my elder sister so much she always helps me and is there for me... I am not close to youngest one.. but I still love her as she is my sister and I wanna be close to her. But we all living in different country. I feel like I owe them a lot and I miss the time we spent together ..... *cry* God bless my sisters ..

    Wendy Submitted Oct 2011
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  • I have a little sister who is awesome. I also have another sister who only lived a few minutes. I would cry myself to sleep because I felt cheated out of the chance to be a big sister and hold her in my arms. People may think it hurts more to lose someone you know well, but I'm telling you that it hurts just the same, because now you'll never know what could have been. Whenever I see a little girl the same age she would have been I tear up because I can't help but think of what I almost had.
    But to those of you who are going through the same thing, let me just tell you that you will see her again. I promise. And even though it hurts, think about all the trouble you have here in life. If you aren't religious, I'm sorry, but heaven is much better. Just think that she got to skip here. I promise that it will be even better than ok.

    PS Check out or They helped me.

    Klarabrook, Coranado Submitted Nov 2011
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  • I'm the oldest of 4 sisters. My second sister is fighting breast cancer for the last almost 8 years. Never want to know what it will feel like losing 1 of them. We are sisters we fight and argue but at the end of the day they are my sisters that I love, and God put us together for a reason. Wish the healing can begin for some of us. Life is to short. I love all of you let the healing begin. Evelyn, Sandra, Mary, I love you

    Tina Slover Submitted Dec 2011
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  • This poem touched my heart because I have 2 other sisters and me which makes 3 sisters. I really liked it. I wrote it on a card for my 2 sisters that live in Florida and it's hard for us to see each other. But I know God will bring us together one day.

    Abilene,Tx Submitted Jan 2012
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  • I am the third of four sisters. Through the years I have been very close to my sisters ''off and on''. We all live within one hour of each other. We all have our own families and our own family issues. We all have great memories of our growing up together. But in the last 20 years we have grown apart. I wish we had held on to our roots. My mom passed away last October. And now my oldest sister has cancer and the doctors say she only has weeks to live. I don't know what to say anymore. I don't really know her anymore. All I do know is that I love my sister and I want more time with her. We have wasted so much valuable time. Sisters are forever.
    Thank you for this sister poem.

    Shirley Gardner, Dallas, Texas Submitted Feb 2012
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  • It's Valentine's Day and I am thinking of my sister! I am the oldest of three and I lost my youngest sis and nephew last December in a terrible car accident. She would have been 27 this Valentines day and there is not one day that goes by that she doesn't cross my mind. At the time of our loss, I was expecting my 1st and only daughter (who I named after my sister!) she was due a day before Valentines Day...she came a few days early but every time I look into the face of my little angel I think of our angels we lost. I will forever cherish the memories of three sisters learning and growing up together! Family is forever!
    This poem is awesome. Happy Valentine's day to all!!!

    Kristina Shellabarger, Lewisburg, Ohio Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I'm the youngest of three sisters this poem touched my heart. My sister died on the operating table in the middle of surgery. It's been hard to cope at times! Although, I have another sister and brother, they were not as close to me as my sister Lisa. I have turned to God and my children and that's been getting me through.

    Mother74 Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I am the second youngest. I have two elders sisters but they have gone to the Lord. All my brothers too have gone with my sisters and I am left alone. I love them so much and I really missed them. I love this poem for it teaches me so much about life.

    Nancy Sindab Submitted May 2012
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  • This poem really touched me because I'm fourteen and I have two gay friends I've known for 4 years now and we call each other sisters... We have been through arguments and fights, but at the end of the day one of us apologize to one another. There names are Destinies and think I'm the youngest but I act more mature. They love me and no matter what people say they will be my sister until the day I die!!!

    Tearia Smith Submitted Jun 2012
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  • My little sister Jillian (17) read this at our older sister's (26) funeral and had everybody in tears. We lost her suddenly and unexpectedly on May 18th, 2012. Not a day goes by that I do not miss her.

    Julia Herman, Loxahatchee Fl Submitted Jul 2012
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  • I am the eldest of three sisters. I was very close to the middle one. She died suddenly and unexpectedly of malaria when she was being taken to the hospital she died on the way. I was away on a trip. She died the same day I returned from the trip. We were very close. She was a real friend and partner. Every place and everything we were together. The poem made me cry. I loved my sister and I still love her. May her soul rest in peace. Teofrida I miss you terribly. Life is never the same without you.

    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I am the first born of the three sisters, we have lost our parents when we were young. I also have been through a lot, they have been behind me all the way. I just can't do any thing without them and can't imagine myself without them. I love them so much.

    Benoni Submitted Nov 2012
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  • I am the youngest of the three sisters. This poem touched me a lot. Our Mother died 12yrs ago. But as the youngest I don't feel it because they are always there for me. I love this poem for it teaches me so much about life.

    Susan Submitted Nov 2012
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  • I am the youngest of the three sisters. This poem really touched me, our eldest and I had an argument I hope that if she reads the letter she could find place in her heart to have everything is ok between us.

    Philippines Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I am the middle sister we are all three. Six years apart and as different as day and night we fight, we make up, take sides and gang up on each other but it's always over as soon as it starts. I keep these two in my heart. And think of them everyday even thought we may not see each other as much as we like with motherhood and life keeping us busy. Our father is dying and our heart is broken to cope and deal we might fuss but in the end it will be the three of us.

    Erica North Carolina Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I am the first of three sisters and my two sisters drive me crazy but I love them.

    Alyssa,V.A Submitted Mar 2013
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  • I''m the oldest of three sisters. I lost my middle sister last March. Mothers Day is tomorrow and my youngestsister entered a drug rehab program this week. No matter what path we go down in our lives. There''s nothing like my sisters! Thank you Francis, for this beautiful poem!

    Ava, Shannon, MS Submitted 5/11/2013
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  • I have three sisters and one brother, but lost two of my sisters in a car accident in 2012. We were the three youngest in our family and that's why this poem touched me. We often shared poetry with one another as Jean loved and wrote poetry and so this poem seems especially fitting. I miss them both so much but at least I grew up understanding the special bond of sisters. Love you both; please keep watching over me!

    Jo, Colorado Submitted 5/12/2013
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  • I am the youngest of three. I love my sisters and this poem says all the things that I can't say in words.

    Briana , Cali Submitted 5/15/2013
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  • My mother is the middle sister of 3! She and my aunts are beautiful and strong women. Unfortunately my aunts are arguing - so I am sending them this poem along with a beautiful bronze, gold and silver broach of 3 sisters! To remind them of how blessed they are!

    Rebecca Michigan Submitted 5/31/2013
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  • I'm the 3rd sister from four, my sisters and I were sooo close, no one could break us apart. I was very close to my 2nd big sister, but now ever since she had a boyfriend she has changed a lot, we used to stay together now she moved away with my mother, I miss her a lot we had such a huge fight because of my husband and her boyfriend. And now we are not talking, I love her so much not a day that goes by that I don't think of her, we did all crazy things we were always there for each other. We never ever fought, it's the first time that we are separated, I love her a lot and wonder if she loves me also still.

    Durban Submitted 7/5/2013
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  • I am the oldest of 3 sister today is day 5 with out my Brandie my little sister. I was looking for something to say at her services. I will use this poem as this is how we are 3 sisters. It will be hard she was only 27 and had so much life to live that was taken to soon. I will miss her everyday that I have left. I will see her again one day in heaven. Thank you Francis now everyone one can see I Love my sisters. DJ

    Tahlequah OK Submitted 8/10/2013
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  • I am the middle sister. My oldest sister was just told she has pancreatic cancer. She has chosen not to take chemo. I live away from my 2 sisters, but we keep in touch a lot. My oldest sister calls me every Saturday at 9:20 a.m. and we catch up on the weeks news in our families. I'm sure going to miss her.......... and will probably pray to her at 9:20 a.m. every Saturday.

    Kathy Solloway, Wabash, IN Submitted 8/23/2013
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  • I am the middle sister of the three of us. We were separated at birth, but, have all been reunited for the past 30 years. Our youngest sister is now so ill and will not recover. How can we bear to part with her again. The poem says it all our love for her will go on as we bear the pain of separation again.

    Oxfordshire Submitted 12/11/2013
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  • I am number 6 of 8 sisters. Our Mom passed away July 18, 2013. We are hurting so bad. Not knowing how to grieve and the loss of our Mom put us through a trying time, our family was almost torn apart but that love of sisters never wave. We continue to try and spend time together at first, our Mom's birthday in November but problems continue to come until when we meet together in March, 2014, oh what a day!!! Thank you for this poem today. Sisters are too precious to lose... we are strong as ever.

    Tammie, Virginia Submitted 3/27/2014
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  • This poem fits so perfectly!!! We are 3 sisters. All studying in different places now. But our hearts are never apart. Me and my younger sister moved away from home in 2012. We never thought we would be apart for so long. Whenever she comes home I have my final exams and I cannot go see her. We long to see each other again.
    I would give the world to be with my sisters again! They are the best part of my life.

    India Submitted 3/29/2014
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