Like a dry flower in my diary..

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Photo courtesy: Thomas Campbell

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She would rise and
shine with me..

She would part with anything for me
that I loved or desired..

Today, she might be a woman,
but just between us, there is no time travel..

Her gentle, sweet,
kind spirit wasn’t a match for my boisterous self..

But my partner in crime,
my soulmate she has been..

She was always the peacemaker,
an enemy for all my troubles..

The one who knows what I mean when
I tell the world that my childhood is tangible..

The school bags, the dirty clothes,
the phone calls, the giggles, the movies..

The stories, the tears, the scents,
the places, the people.. She knows why I laugh..

A delight in her throat
sends my heart fluttering..

She is happy and there is
nothing more I want to know..

We are miles apart sister,
but you are always there inside my heart!


There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. ~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Originally composed on: 07/16/2010 4:06pm


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  1. Makes my wish to have had a sister even stronger!

    Good write!

  2. Thanks 4life and mithrandirandco for your comments, I treasure them!

  3. Came across your web site via google the other day and absolutely adore it. Keep up this fantastic work.

  4. Thank you so much for the review, needless to say, my day is filled with joy!
    Good day!

  5. This is a great post and may be one that can be followed up to see what are the results

    A partner sent this link the other day and I will be excitedly waiting your next blog post. Carry on on the fantastic work.

  6. Your kind compliments are precious! I am glad you enjoyed it. This particular post will have a delightful followup in 2011. :)

  7. This is a lovely tribute to all loving sisters, Rachana!! That bond is really quite special!! Thanks for sharing this one here… it warmed my heart..
    Keep up the lovely work, and take care…

  8. What a dear, wonderful, and well wrought homage to your sister. Smiles and tears … Just lovely! Thank you for this. Yet another memorable post from you, dear lady.

  9. You are so beautiful….. Loved your pic.. :D

    I could read your love for your sis. I don’t have one- But a friend of mine had stepped in years back to fill in.. It’s because of her that I could understand the words, I mean identify with those..

    It’s your sister who is your twin self- yet checking o most of the not so rights..

    You are blessed..

    Oh boy.. Sampada is just so diametrically opposite to me- LOL
    Yet, so close to me.. Ideal match? Should be like her………. :D

  10. Hey Rachana,
    I would love your words sitting on this one- whenever you have some spare time..



    welcome to join Poets Rally week 28.
    love your talent shown here.
    let me know,
    Happy Thursday!

  12. Beautiful! Your poem “Melancholy” is also a remarkable!

    It’s wonderful to meet you and your poetic gift!

  13. Thank you everyone! Yes, this poem is very close to heart, something that I have with me, when I don’t have my sister physically closer.. !!

    Jingle as always, thanks for the encouragement, I feel special being associated with your group of bloggers.. :)

  14. Hi Rachana,
    You depict the relationship in its subtleties and in its beauty. I have two older sisters and I think despite the arguments when we were growing up, there something about the relationship that I will always treasure. This is a beautiful tribute.

  15. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  16. Very touching. I wanna write one like this to my sister too. Reading your poem,I just couldn’t stop myself from going to my sister’s room and kicking her with my ‘loving elder bro’ kick! Well, needless to say, I received double the amount in return!

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