My Sister’s Keeper (Poem)

Dedicated to my sister in recovery, Niomi. May her next life be abundant in joy and prosperity…

I have so many sisters
How can I keep them all?

I’d need a super brain
just to remember who they are

But that is no excuse
for dispossesing my own worth

Preaching faith, joy, kindness
And unrelenting love

All the while
caught up in petty dreams
on a cloud where nothing seems
to matter but what I can get
or everyone can do for me

Petty gossip
All the ladies
in the corner snickering

Talking bout what this one that one
Doin too much
Not doin a thing

Leave our sisters playing solitary
Huddled up in solitude
Tired of being disappointed that nothing is ever good enough

Maybe I can’t keep them all
But I can keep myself in check

Halve the burdens
Share the joy
And preach for what I work

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