She helped me laugh and dried my tears,
I look up to her and I will for years.
For my sister is someone who I love from the heart,
No matter what life brings, I hate to be apart.
She filled my life with lots of smiles,
and I have countless memories that last for miles.
But three years ago she moved away,
and I really needed her here to stay.
I had just given birth to a beautiful boy,
She held him once, for a few seconds to enjoy.
I watch her children grow up only through photos,
And hear their voices on Skype, it’s just not the same though.
She watches back as my boy grows tall,
But a virtual life doesn’t cut it at all.
I wish to make new memories with her and my nieces,
Nursery and mortgage fees mean that chance ever decreases.
I’d do anything to see her again,
But I am struggling with how and when.
Written by Tania Peters, 2016.