Sister Death Poems

Sister Death Poems

Loss of Sister Poems

Sisters can be annoying pests who hog the bathroom and borrow your clothes without asking but admittedly, they are always there for you when times get tough and usually, they are your best friends. Sisters are always ready to love, comfort, and defend you. They are lifelong friends you can count on until the end. In fact, the only force powerful enough to cut short the friendship between a sister and her siblings is death. The loss of such a special relative can be particularly painful, but holding dear all of the precious memories you shared will help you to cope.

30 Poems About The Death Of A Sister

  1. 1. Are You There?

    Throughout my 74 years of life, I have lost so many friends and family members that have been dear to me. Most, if not all, were better people than myself, and it makes me wonder why I'm still here and they're not. One in particular was my sister, Beverley. Bev was a member of MENSA. She was a dedicated humanitarian, firm supporter of animal rights and helped me through some very trying times. I dedicate this poem to her, with all the love I have left.

    The Love I Have For My Sister

    Often, when it's late at night
    And no one's 'round but me,
    My mind will travel back in time
    To my sister's memory.

    So many scenes will fill my head.
    It's hard to keep them sorted.
    All our laughter, talks and games
    Through life have been aborted.

    But my mind keeps you alive,
    Though memories all it shows.
    Still, I need to talk to you,
    My questions to propose.

    Are you happy where you are?
    Are Mom and Dad around?
    Can you see the thoughts I have
    Or words I've written down?

    Are you warm in winter time
    And cool in summer's sun?
    Has the pain that sent you there
    Been mercifully undone?

    Do you and Mom and Dad play cards
    Or talk throughout the night?
    Do you still have the forest walks
    You loved with pure delight?

    Do you still have the laugh you had
    When I'd say funny things?
    So much of you I'll never know,
    Unless I had some wings!

    It's been so long since you've been gone,
    And still, it's hard to cope.
    I want to get to where you are.
    Could you throw me a rope?

    Is Jacob's Ladder still around,
    Available to rent?
    If you could send it down to me,
    That would be heaven-sent!

    A rocket ship or "beam me up,"
    A sling shot or a jet!
    All might help me get to you.
    I would have no regret!

    Oh, well...

    I guess that I am stuck down here
    Until I pass away.
    I hope you're there to take my hand
    When time is up that day.

    Then we can talk and laugh again,
    Play games without a care!
    One more question, then I'll go.
    Will you be there?

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  3. 2. My Sister, My Forever Friend

    • By Deborah M. Figueira
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2020

    My sister died alone on a long weekend. No one was there to send her off. She must have been very frightened and certainly all alone. This is my closure.

    Proud To Call You My Sister

    Like twins, I feel I'm one of two.
    Struggling here sister without you.
    Why, oh why did you have to go?
    My heart is sore and it pains me so.

    Others didn't really understand.
    Ours was truly an intricate bond.
    We've had harsh words and stupid fights,
    But there was no denying we were pretty tight.

    You stood me high upon a pedestal,
    And I felt your love till the very end.
    You were proud to call me sister
    And prouder still to call me friend.

    Through all the years, the smiles and tears,
    For all those times you showed you cared.
    For being at my side when I needed you there,
    You've been my sister for many years.

    Thanks for your loyalty, love, and generosity.
    I'm the one who fell short, and that's a pity.
    For the special things only you can do,
    For all those things, I thank you!

    Time and space may not be our friend,
    But the yearning in my heart will never end.
    I'm proud to call you my sister,
    Happier still to call you my friend.

    Our times together are not over yet.
    Your face, your voice I'll never forget.
    I'll seek you out wherever I go
    Because I know, Sister, you love me so.

    Stay in the light until we meet again.
    We'll do it better next time without the pain.

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  5. 3. Pieces Forever Missing

    It has been 4 years since we lost my sister suddenly to heart failure. I didn't know just how hard life would still be years later. I find myself caught up in crying sessions driving down the road or looking through old pictures or thinking about everyone who is feeling exactly like I am who loved her too! Death takes our loved ones, but it takes a little of us too. I am eternally thankful for the 34 years I did have with this amazing woman!

    Dealing With Death Years Later

    Four years have now passed,
    my hearts still not whole.
    Pieces forever missing,
    with your death, they were stolen.

    The beginning proved the toughest.
    Depression sunk in hard.
    Just went through the motions,
    yet eternally to be scarred.

    Reminded through your pictures
    of the life that you once knew.
    Your smile ever so captivating,
    those eyes of ocean blue.

    Your presence is a constant,
    felt in the sunrise and sunset.
    Shooting stars, heart shaped rocks,
    YOU... I am never to forget.

    Your memory will be everlasting.
    Still your voice I miss the most.
    Oh, just to hear you laughing
    or just to feel you close.

    Four years now have passed.
    No, my heart's still not whole.
    Yes, pieces forever will be missing,
    but your life...it changed my soul.

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  6. 4. My Baby

    • By Jay M. Elaine
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017

    The poem is about losing my sister to a heart condition and how much I loved and missed her. It's about not being able to help her live and blaming myself for her death.

    My Sister Was My Everything

    She was my baby, fragile and small.
    She was beautiful, like a little girl's doll.
    She was older than I, but so quiet and weak,
    And when I heard to dire news, I wept
    'Cause she was my baby.

    I stuck on her like glue; you couldn't pull me away.
    She was my sister, and I needed her to stay.
    She was the only one I trusted; I loved her most of all.
    We kept each other's secrets, and I wouldn't let her fall.

    She slept for so long on that hospital bed.
    My dad put his hand on her cold forehead.
    The steady, loud sound echoed through the room.
    The line on the monitor settled my mood
    She was gone, and I was too.

    So much happened in the years that passed.
    The crying slowed, and the healing came at last,
    But the thoughts won't leave.
    They will never subside.
    What could I have done on that
    Sad, fateful night?

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  7. 5. I Never Got To Say Goodbye

    • By Andrea Szegedi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2016

    Cancer won another fight, and God sent his angels to carry my sister, Zsuzsa, to a better place this morning in Hungary. I live in Canada and didn't have a chance to see her for many years. I was 17 the last time I wrote a poem. Now, my heart is in pieces....I never got to say goodbye!


    Grieving Your Loss

    Awake, I'm thinking of you.
    Asleep, I'm dreaming of you.
    I'm thinking and crying,
    I'm sleeping and weeping.
    The pain that I have lost you cannot be eased.
    My desire to be with you cannot be pleased.
    Some people say time will heal the pain.
    In my heart your memories will FOREVER remain.

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  8. 6. Broken Promises

    • By Kai Hyde
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2016

    Three years ago, my sister passed away due to an accidental drug overdose. Growing up only thirteen months apart, we were pretty much inseparable throughout most of our lives. Writing poetry is one small thing that has helped me deal with the death of my little sister.

    Poem About Losing A Sister To Addiction

    So many questions running through my mind,
    I am suddenly unable to speak.
    I hear your voice on the other end,
    Your cries turn into shrieks.

    This moment I will forever remember,
    It is a scar upon my soul.
    I am more sure about this than I have ever been,
    My heart will never be whole.

    So many questions running through my mind,
    The pain stabs at my chest.
    Tears colliding with one another,
    How will I survive this test?

    Stricken with an unbearable weight,
    A feeling of emptiness echoes inside.
    The two compete for control of my body,
    Moving in and out like the tide.

    So many questions running through my mind,
    When will I awake from this dream?
    I hear your voice on the other end,
    Your cries turn into a scream.

    She's gone, she's gone, I hear you say,
    And yet I don't comprehend.
    To bear the thought of my little sister
    Being someone I will never see again.

    So many questions running through my mind,
    But at the same time my thoughts disappear.
    Taken away by the demons of addiction,
    The one thing she promised to never fear.

    As my anger fades and reality sets in,
    While the darkness moves in on the light,
    Tattered on the ground are the broken promises
    Of the loved ones we've lost to this fight.

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  9. 7. Little Megan Went To Heaven

    • By Natasha Swart
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    In loving Memory of Megan Botha, my little sister who passed away very tragically at the age of 17.

    6/3/1990 - 8/2/2008

    Poem On Mourning Loss Of Teen Sister

    Little Megan went to heaven and a tear fell from my eye,
    But now my little sister is swinging from cloud to cloud in the sky.

    I lost a sister that I love like the sun rays love the land,
    Without her here it scares me so, for I'll never understand,
    Why did she have to go so soon, so far before you or I?
    I wish the Lord would tell me why my sister had to die.

    Friends forever is what we said when we were very young,
    But now it is amazing that only the memories will live on.
    Pictures I see of you and me make me very happy,
    But that's all that's left behind,
    For I'll never hear you laugh again or ever see you smile.

    I wish this heartache would lessen,
    I wish this pain would be gone.
    'Til one day I understand why God came and took your hand.

    But sister so sweet, rest in peace on the clouds above and make yourself at home,
    For now your time on Earth is done and we must carry on.

    Sisters FOREVER!!
    FOREVER LOVED, FOREVER MISSED, FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!!

    In loving memory of Megan Botha
    6/3/1990 - 8/2/2008 (17 Years Old)

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  10. 8. The Beach In The Sky

    Poem about my sister Kimberly Bush O'Connor. Missing my sister on the 3rd anniversary of her death, I wanted to do something special. I visited her gravesite, and as I sat in the cold, I started writing a poem for her. She loved writing, poetry, and the beach. She was just 49. I miss her more every day.

    I closed my eyes,
    Felt the warmth of the sun on my face.
    All the grief and pain
    Was simply too hard to erase.

    I could smell the ocean in the air.
    I opened my eyes only to see you far off in the distance.
    I knew it was you there.

    I called out your name
    As I ran to you.
    My prayers had been answered.
    It was all too good to be true.

    Beautiful as always,
    You smiled and held me so near.
    This moment was happening;
    It was all perfectly clear.

    You laughed and said,
    "I'm happy you're here. Welcome to my beach in the sky,
    But you can't stay forever,"
    As a big sister always knows why.

    "You see there is a little place at my beach in the sky.
    It's called Heaven and that's where I live.
    I am happy and content
    And have no one else to forgive."

    "I dance in the sun and play in the waves.
    I collect seashells as I watch the sun rise and set
    All of my days."

    "I know no more hate, sorrow or grief.
    I only know love and peace.
    And I stand firmly with my God on that belief."

    "You have not yet learned what it takes.
    You can't be with me on my beach in the sky.
    Just because you think you have faith,
    You still have not learned why."

    "Go back to your world and do what you can.
    Be kind and gentle to each and every man.
    Have a compassionate heart.
    Remember my words as we now must part."

    "Little things matter.
    Be the best you can be.
    Take great care with others
    As you would a seashell at sea.
    Be helpful, be strong
    And never ask why.
    That's all it takes
    To reach my beach in the sky."

    I opened my eyes
    And felt the mean spring-winter cold.
    It was all an illusion,
    Everything I had just been told.

    The snow flurries fell.
    I was not on a beach
    But was back in my hell.
    It could have all been a dream
    Until I looked down
    And discovered a seashell.

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  11. 9. Without You

    • By Vb
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    Depression often goes unnoticed by people close to the person affected until it is too late. This poem is about a sister-in-law who died after battling depression and the feelings associated with that for those left behind.

    Losing A Sister-In-Law To Depression

    What could I have done
    To be the one
    To help you through your darkest hours?

    I wish I knew
    What troubled you
    And gotten ridden of your demons.

    But I was blind,
    I could not see,
    And now you're gone forever...

    Why did you leave?
    A wave of grief
    Relentless, merciless, and endless

    Has hit us hard,
    And in its might,
    I'm devastated, hurt, and shattered.

    Please understand
    You are my friend,
    My intelligent, beautiful sister

    We shared so much,
    But I misjudged
    And did not see your struggles.

    If I could change
    What fate arranged,
    I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    I never knew
    That without you,
    My heart would ache so badly.

    Know that I will keep you close to me,
    No matter where I go or where I'll be.

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  12. 10. I Am Just A Girl Who Misses Her Sister

    • By Lilly Vsqz
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2014

    My sister passed a way 11 years ago to cancer, and even though I miss her so much, I know someday I will see her again. Yes, I do cry for her sometimes...but I also celebrate and laugh more often for when she was alive. She was so funny!!!
    R.I.P Erika Y. Sarabia 09/11/1980-03/26/2002

    I am just a girl who misses her sister.
    I wonder if she's missing me too.
    I hear the wind when everything else is silent.
    I see the horizon when I stare straight ahead.
    I want to see you and be with you so bad.
    ...I am just a girl who misses her sister.

    I pretend I'm skydiving.
    I feel the air come out of my body but fresh air comes right back in.
    I touch the ground when I come down.
    I worry that you are never coming back down from the sky.
    I cry to Heaven when I don't see you.
    I am just a girl who misses her sister.

    I understand that this is how it's supposed to be.
    I say it is what it is...
    I dream that someday I will see you again.
    I try to live my life and talk about you like you're still here.
    I hope and pray your waiting for me up there.
    I am just a girl who misses her sister...just a girl who misses her sister!

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  13. 11. If Only I Knew

    • By Sennette Gaoses
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014

    I wrote this emotional poem when I started thinking about the things regarding my sister Mencia Gawanas that I took for granted. I thought that she'd always be around, so there were all these things that I thought I would always have. I thought she'd always text me, or smile at me, or call me. I thought I would have her in my life forever. Alas, God had a different plan for us. I just wish I knew that I would have her for so little a time, for she was only 20.

    Emotional Poem About Death Cutting Young Life Short

    If only I knew that our time would be so brief,
    Spoiled you rotten I would have done.

    If only I knew that would be our last phone call,
    Just to listen to you speak, held on longer I would have done.

    If only I knew that would be your last text,
    Kept it in my inbox I would have done.

    If only I knew it was the last time I was seeing you,
    Called you back and hugged you tight I would have done.

    If only I knew it was the last time I would see you smile,
    Stood longer and watch you smile I would have done.

    If only I knew that I was seeing your face for the last time,
    Memorize all its features I would have done.

    If only I knew that God would take you away so soon,
    Spend all my time with you I would have done.

    There are a lot of things I would have done differently
    If only I had known.

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  14. 12. Young, Wild And Free

    • By Arianna Stockwell
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012

    My little sister was only 5 when she died. She was so innocent and young that she didn't know anything bad. I like to think of her as asleep away from this world full of crime and suffering. She is resting peacefully in sleep, young, wild and now free.

    Poem About A Little Sister Who Died

    She ran through the fields
    Young, wild and free
    That cheeky smile she wore made my heart rejoice with glee.
    I never thought a spirit like hers would ever fall down,
    But it's what we don't expect that has the greatest effect on everything around.

    Her heart was pure and loving,
    Her eyes as fierce as a crow,
    Her voice as sweet as the humming, of the birds down in the hollow.

    Everything she knew was happy,
    Away in a world to far for us to know.
    As she fell asleep in a bed of roses,
    She left all troubles and sorrow.

    Never did she grow old or see the pains of this world.
    Her innocence contained until she can awaken from this Winter blow.

    So hush baby girl, go to sleep.
    Away from the real world,
    To keep you unique.

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  15. 13. Your Suffering Is Done

    My sister Neola Cramer died on this past Saturday. She was 57 years of age and she had Multiple Sclerosis for over 20 years. I have been in a wheelchair since I was hit by a car when I was 3 and a 1/2 and Neola took care of me all through out my adolescent years. Neola laid in a vegetative state of the past 16 years. She wasn't able to talk or do anything except lay there and suffer. When I would go to see her I would sit by her in my wheelchair and hold her little hand.

    This morning as I sit here looking up to the sky I keep on asking myself why;
    How you suffered for oh so long;
    until that morning when you went home were you belong.
    I have cried and pleaded for this day to come;
    so that it would get over and be done.

    The memories of you and I will always be locked in the corridors of my mind and they will be visited from time to time
    You fought every day and every night even while you laid there unable to really see any light.
    I held your hand and brushed you hair while whispering to you I would always be there.

    Then on that morning when I got the call;
    all I wanted to do was slam my fist into the wall.
    I screamed, I cried in every which way that you Neola, my sister would never go away.
    For eighteen years I watched you lay; not saying a word because there just was no way;

    The disease took everything you had;
    How I pleaded to trade with you oh so bad.
    If I could have traded with you I want you to know;
    that I would of in a heart beat to have made your body be whole.
    I want you to know sweet sister of mine that I did everything that I could to hold onto you tight;
    but now I realized that was not right.
    Your child that was a still born so many years ago;
    needed you more so that she would not be alone.

    I feel in my heart you spoke to me last week;
    asking our sister to do something sweet;
    She sent Mom a card and she got it on Friday;
    then she was on the phone thanking her when you passed away.

    You left this world with dignity and grace;
    forever in my heart you will have a huge place;
    I miss you big sister; Your suffering is done~
    Go play, go walk and most important go run~~~

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  16. 14. My Sister's Rocking Chair

    A blood clot suddenly stopped my sister's heart one chilly November day, which was caused from emergency surgery 3 weeks prior to her death. I found her lying face down on the floor, between her bed and her favorite rocking chair, which sat in the corner of her bedroom. It's funny how a rocking chair becomes more than just a place to sit for those sorely missing its former owner. It still sits quietly in the same spot, 4 years after her death, because of the sweet memories it evokes.

    Over in the corner sits an empty rocking chair,
    Yet my mind's eye can still picture her there,
    Gently rocking to and fro at a slow steady pace,
    Wearing a soft loving glow upon her sweet face;
    As the rocking seemed to carry her worries away
    And eased the painful weariness of the long day.

    My sister's old rocking chair sits so quietly now
    But seems to revive my grieving heart somehow;
    For it stirs fond memories of talks we once had,
    Which gave us such comfort when we were sad,
    Or helped us recall funny stories of childhood years
    That brought glorious laughter mixed with joyful tears.

    To many, it's just an old forgotten chair in the corner,
    But it is so much more to this solemn mourner;
    For it is where a beloved sister would often sit,
    Sharing her humorous stories with charming wit,
    Or giving advice that came from a compassionate soul.
    Oh, how these lovely memories now serve to console.

    Sometimes I will sit in my sister's rocking chair,
    At moments when missing her is too much to bear,
    And I need to feel closer to the kind, generous heart
    To which I was forever bonded from my life's start;
    She was my most trusted confidante and loving friend,
    Who I will always cherish beyond my life's end.

    How lonely and forlorn that old chair seems to be,
    But I realize it's not the chair that is lonely - only me!
    For I miss the dear sister who once graced the chair.
    Oh, how I wish she were still quietly sitting there,
    Gently rocking to and fro at a slow, steady pace,
    Wearing a soft loving glow upon her sweet face.

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  17. 15. Today

    • By Betsy Fogarty
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    This was written by me for my sister Nancy

    Until We Meet Again

    Today I walked down memory lane to days of that, Our youth
    I walked through our childhood and boy, was that a hoot
    Our many shows and dances, our secrets never told
    Continued on this trip today into our teens
    I arose and laughter shook what's left of my very soul
    Kept going and not far away were soon to be our graduation days
    Our paths soon led us to adulthood, where many days were spent
    Our mother and new babies kept us busy to all ends
    So glad we had those moments that no one will ever know
    For I will treasure them wherever I may go
    Until we meet, My sister, stay sweet and pure of soul
    For you were and will always be the light within my soul
    Those pinky swears and double dares will see me through the end
    I will always love you, Until we meet again

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  18. 16. Sleep, My Sister

    My sister died from a sickness thought to be lupus but never confirmed. She died in the ICU and couldn't speak as a result of tubes in her throat but as mentioned in the poem, her eyes told me a lot. She was 28.

    Although death is one of the hardest things we will ever have to deal with, I do trust that I will see her again. This too I mentioned according to my Bible beliefs based on Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4.

    Hence, my poem touches on sadness, but I would rather it be focused on hope.

    I wish you sweet sleep, my sister dear.
    Although there's so much that you've left bare,
    I hate that you had to endure such pain.
    On my mind, your saddened eyes have left a stain.

    I want to know what crossed your mind.
    Unspoken words you've left behind.
    Undone things we'll never do.
    No sharing thoughts you never knew.

    A peace has fallen upon your head,
    A taste of sorrow we have been fed.
    It really is like a hole in our lives,
    One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.

    But I have hope that those sleeping will rise.
    The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
    No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain.
    Those who did good, eternal life they'll gain.

    So...sleep on, my sister; sleep tight,
    For now with you the sky is night.
    But after night will come daybreak.
    Therefore, I will wait hoping to see you awake.

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  19. 17. If Only You Could Have Stayed

    I wrote this poem 6 days after my sister suddenly passed away. She had survived 2 heart transplants and was in GREAT health when she was taken from us. This poem explains everything I was going through at the time and am still going through now, 3 months later. My sister was an incredible wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She will always be missed!

    Constantly thinking,
    never to be the same.
    The tears fall quickly
    just hearing your name.

    Silence is golden,
    yet not anymore.
    Silence brings thoughts
    I just can't ignore.

    The nights are sleepless,
    dreams out of reach.
    Crying in my pillow
    to you I beseech.

    Surrounded by family,
    I still feel alone.
    My heart is so empty.
    This pain I must own.

    I wish I could hug you
    and just see your face.
    But now I have memories
    to stand in your place.

    Gone but not forgotten,
    that's what they say.
    Of course that is true...
    but if only you could have stayed.

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  20. 18. The Family

    • By Nicole
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010

    To a sister in law lost, and the pain I know your family, including my husband is going through. A tragic young girls death. We love you Kimberly Nicole Hittle.

    To a Sister In Law Lost

    I watch him as he falls to the ground
    He heart is breaking with out a sound,
    What do I do what do I say,
    I may never know on this tragic day.

    He questions God and why is it this way,
    But there is a reason we just can't contemplate.
    You were so young and so much life to live,
    But I consider you gave all you had to give.

    How does a family get through such hard times,
    We must stick together even though we don't understand why.
    I watch them grieve and cry and mourn,
    The baby girl the last born.

    We must stick together and become strong as one,
    Family is the most important love.
    We will miss you forever and remember your face,
    God will bring you to us in his special way.

    We'll remember the good times and the hard times too,
    You were only 18 but there were more than a few.
    As the years go by we will pass along your life;
    To my children I am your brothers wife.

    We love you Kimberly God rest your soul, you are greatly loved and greatly missed, we will keep your memory alive!

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  21. 19. Not Yet

    • By Stephanie Robertson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2010

    My sister was 39 when she died from breast cancer. I was sitting with her in her back yard, enjoying one of spring's first warm days, knowing her time on earth was coming to a close and thinking, "I'm not ready for you to go."

    I had prayed to God
    Give her this month,
    A little more time
    That's all I ask

    The month was almost gone
    No, Not yet.
    I take it back,
    What I said,
    Not yet
    Not yet.

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  22. 20. Always Remember

    • By Jessica O'Reilly
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2009

    My sister and I were in a car accident when she was 16 and I was 13. Unfortunately my sister didn't make it through her injuries. This poem is dedicated to her and everything that she helped me with.
    Jennifer Renea I miss and love you.

    As she blossomed into a rose
    We got to see her best and worst side,
    We loved her to death
    But then she died.

    She was loved by many
    And hated by some,
    She may have been different
    But God wanted her to come.

    A beautiful voice
    That reflected her smile,
    We will always remember
    That she was worth while.

    As I sit here and write this
    Tears stream down my face,
    I miss my sister and
    That feeling can not be replaced.

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