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My Kid Sister

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My Kid Sister


My kid sister, nosy parker, 
sneaky peeker, what a pest! 
always hangin' on my coattails, 
never fails, unwelcome guest. 
Precocious tomboy, she would try 
to muscle in on ev'ry mission, 
pester me with crazy questions, 
never asking for permission. 

Dressing in my hand-me-downs, 
(in brand new clothes she won't be caught,) 
a basin haircut, never bangs, 
(no wonder mother's overwrought!) 
She resisted wearing lipstick 
'til she made her senior year, 
nervously she tried on high heels, 
overcame a childhood fear. 

We separated, me to college, 
she would take another track, 
nursing school, her new found passion, 
there would be no turning back. 
Reunited four years later, 
I could scarce believe my eyes, 
my Pest transformed into a Princess, 
Chrysalis to Butterfly! 

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:09:00 AM
    So many butterfies. I remember my brother saying to me "put on some lipstick" I turned into a mere both - but flying nonetheless. love, Kathy

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 7/23/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant 'mere moth'.
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Very beautiful, it's a gem of a poem. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 8:57:00 AM
    it's always a joy to read your poetry and this tribute to your kid sister is no exception. i'm sure she got a kick out of it, too!

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Wow, this write is simply a genius of a poem! I really loved reading this delightful piece this evening! What a brilliant verse, Great Work!!