A birthday poem for my sister!

A birthday poem for my sister, Coleen!


Three days before Christmas, my elder sister arrived
I’ve heard tales of you, the perfect babe, my whole life

The prettiest babe you’ve ever seen, went home in a stocking
Blue eyes, so alert, and intelligent, they wondered when you would start talking

So angelic, what a smile, the sweetest baby there ever was
She never cried, she slept at night, most definitely a gift from above

But then I came along, though an answer to your prayers
Little did you know, my dear. How could you have prepared?

I didn’t like to share you with our Mom or our Dad
When you tried to talk to them, your blonde locks I’d grab

They told me how I picked on you, and so it must be true
Then our younger brother was born, and you had to put up with two

Two kid siblings, terrorizing their perfect, older sister
You became Mom’s extra helping hands and our weekend baby sitter

We never gave our dear sibling, sweet Coleen, a break
We’d peek through the window and tease and laugh at the end of all her dates

When you finally got your license, one would think you’d have been free
But suddenly you became the chauffeur for Sammy C and me

One time on Christmas vacation I came down with the flu
But you nursed me back to health, you knew exactly what to do

And while you may have enjoyed pouring ice water on your younger sis
You spent hours bringing my fever down and you didn’t mention it

When we’ve places to go, I know who to call, you’ll always lead the way
With your sense of direction and GPS system, Siri would be amazed

You swim like a fish, your dedication has always left me impressed
You’d entertain us with high dive twists and flips I won’t forget

You understand life’s essential needs, like fresh air, beach walks, and coffee
You make me laugh with the jokes you send, you’re one of few people who get me

You’re intelligent, dependable, capable, and a good teacher
And when I need a good pep talk, you sound just like a preacher

If someone isn’t treating me right, you’re the first to come to my defense
Don’t mess with your family, you’re a sister hen, you’re not putting up with it

So on this day, as we celebrate a woman so amazing and caring
Please wish her well, but don’t try to steal her, she’s mine and I’m not sharing

Dear sister, my friend, I love you so much, I hope you’ll always remember
I adore you and thank you for being by my side, Happy Birthday, to the babe of December!


Love your favorite sister,
Sarah Lou xoxoxo



Coleen and sam and sarah



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Her eyes


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Absence of you 

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