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To My Second Sister

October 11, 2018
By alexa01 BRONZE, Santa Ana, California
alexa01 BRONZE, Santa Ana, California
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You have always been there

Ever since I can remember

From having someone to play dolls with

To telling you my troubles

Growing up together you have influenced me

In such a way you are like a second sister


Every time I see you I always see the familiar

The short hair and dark colors of your clothes

I can confide in you for whatever

To offer me advice

Or to tell you my secrets

You have always been there


From the good times full of laughter

And smiles

To the tougher times with tears

You have shown me to be stronger

Have set an example to follow


You have a sarcastic personality like

Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh

And we share a humor

That is demonstrated when

We watch our favorite show, Brooklyn 99

Our laughter booming throughout the house

It sounds like howling


As time has passed we have grown closer

While others have distanced themselves

I can only expect for you to continue to

Offer me advice as we keep growing

Never faltering and maintaining to be

Someone I look up to

You have always been there for me


The author's comments:

Dedicated to my cousin


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on Feb. 10 at 3:16 pm
Amaya_ohara12, America, Arizona
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This is a really good poem and I enjoyed reading this poem and it was very good to read i would love for you to post more!!

SamM07 said...
on Dec. 14 2021 at 8:57 am
SamM07, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Great poem, I watch Brooklyn 99 with my brother.

12506372 said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 2:34 pm
12506372, Huntersville, North Carolina
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I really enjoyed this poem because it reminds me of people I know, this poem is relatable and meaningful, I cant ell that this poem was written with care.

kamrynhaynes said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 1:46 pm
kamrynhaynes, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"life is what you make of it." - my dad

I love this poem because it reminds me of my best friend. I love poems that are both sentimental and relatable. My best friend has also always been there for me, and I know that I can count on her for anything.

kamrynhaynes said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 1:45 pm
kamrynhaynes, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"life is what you make of it." - my dad

I love this poem because it reminds me of my best friend. I love poems that are both sentimental and relatable. My best friend has also always been there for me, and I know that I can count on her for anything.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 21 2021 at 12:04 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Sisters are the best

Abby93 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 24 2021 at 3:14 pm
Abby93 BRONZE, Franklin, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"You didn't just keep me alive, you made me live." - Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End, page 345)

This is such an amazing poem! Reading it reminded me of my best friend, who is like a sister to me

ReynaR said...
on Sep. 13 2021 at 6:20 pm
ReynaR, Phoenix, Arizona
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I love the words that you used on this beautiful poetry

idk25 said...
on Sep. 13 2021 at 12:44 pm
idk25, Chandler, Arizona
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perfectly represents siblings

KarimeR said...
on Sep. 13 2021 at 12:32 pm
KarimeR, Chandler, Arizona
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This is great I really enjoy how you expressed how much happiness they bring to you. I also love the strong word choices.

on Jul. 14 2021 at 8:15 pm
charliehrnr BRONZE, Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I could do this all day" ~ Steve Rogers

Wow; unimpressed!

on Mar. 16 2021 at 10:12 am
12376-astravo SILVER, Centennial, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
" A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even though there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway." - Junot Diaz

" Overnight Success is almost a myth. Half of this industry is luck, and half is the refusal to quit" - Victoria Schwab

WOW. Just WOW. This was an amazing poem. Make sure to check out my poems.

on Dec. 4 2020 at 12:18 pm
living-dead-girl-666 PLATINUM, Coffeyville, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
The roses are wilted
The violets are dead
The demons run circles
Round and round inside my head

This made me think of my best friends when I read this

101337 said...
on Dec. 3 2020 at 10:59 am
101337, Ontario, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
There's always tomorrow.

This is a really cool website and a really cool article.

abdulkassim said...
on Dec. 1 2020 at 1:27 pm
abdulkassim, Dearborn, Michigan, Michigan
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i really like how they said in section 3 you have shown me to be strong WOW that inspired me a lot. It will inspire other people to when they read this poem.

Chantal2021 said...
on Oct. 21 2020 at 7:28 pm
Chantal2021, Ewing, New Jersey
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This poem is full of love! It's a very relatable poem because some people have best friends that are like family to them. This poem warms my heart.

FaithT2020 said...
on Oct. 11 2020 at 2:59 pm
FaithT2020, New Orleans, Louisiana
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This is sweet ! As I read this a big smile came upon my face . I almost felt the need to cry , I love this so much . Keep up the good work

summaya360 said...
on Apr. 16 2020 at 11:01 am
summaya360, Multan, Other
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Favorite Quote:
dream, believe, achieve

just lovely

on Jan. 29 2020 at 9:05 am
Lousy_Anglophile BRONZE, Surat, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there."
-Jalauddin Rumi

It really reflects your love for your cousin. A great quality for a poet nonetheless.

EthanChin said...
on Dec. 19 2019 at 2:30 pm
EthanChin, Sacramento, California
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this poem is great and I liked it because it made me think of people.