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.
1. If Only You Could Of Stayed
© Catherine Lamberton
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 of stayed.
2. Sleep My Sister
© T. Hutchinson
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.
© Morgan Martinez
One day it happened
In a blink of an eye
So sadly her life ended
Without a chance to say goodbye
She was such a happy girl
With a beautiful smile
Without a care in the world
She made it worthwhile
She made everyone think
And played with their mind
She gave a quick wink
As their faces shined
The sisterhood has gone
With smiles and good times
No partner to sing our songs
No best friend to sing our rhymes
For her day had come
To fly off to heaven
And visit our mum
In a happy haven
She left us all
Without a goodbye kiss
She was the kind of girl
The ONE we will miss
4. Until We Meet Again
© Betsy Fogarty
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
5. If Only I Knew
© Sennette Gaoses
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.