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A letter to my sister

April 27, 2015
By Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

You just turned six,

but you act sixteen.

Don't try to grow too fast,

because how it is now won't ever last.


Boys won't try to be your friend anymore,

only get to your feelings so they can "score".


Mommy will kiss your boo boos now,

and I hope you cherish that.

Because the marks that will happen later,

cannot be kissed at.


I don't know how to say this,

for your little mind to understand.

But please promise me,

you'll carry yourself as a lady as much as you can.


I would go back to being six if I could,

nothing in this life seems to offer good.

Yes, the barbie houses are pretty,

but it won't be long till you're hit with reality.


You're going to hate the sound of what "goodbyes" make,

you're going to hate how long it will take,

till you're finally happy without making a mistake.

There's going to be times where your smile is fake,

where life goes too fast, giving you a headache.

You'll wish that life would give you a break,

just like it wold give me one for God's sake.


So I'm sorry in advanced for the adversity you'll go through,

but because you are smart,

You'll know to never give up and that I love you.


You're six going on sixteen,

slow down babygirl...

I promise youll be a queen.


Signed, your sister,

who hates being a teen.

The author's comments:

This is dedicated to my six year old sister who happens to be sleeping on my lap right now. I love you, Pumkin. Stop trying to grow up too fast.

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on Jul. 10 2015 at 11:59 am
Ice4eeever BRONZE, Parsippany, New Jersey
2 articles 15 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you try, you might not achieve. If you don't try, you will not achieve."
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." ~ Walt Disney

It's so true, I have a younger sister too and that's exactly how I feel.

on Jul. 10 2015 at 11:58 am
Ice4eeever BRONZE, Parsippany, New Jersey
2 articles 15 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you try, you might not achieve. If you don't try, you will not achieve."
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." ~ Walt Disney

Having a sibling is actually really nice, you might fight but you know that you love each other. Sometimes those moments are just too sweet you just wish that time would stop. So cherish the moments you have now. It's really touching.

on Jun. 27 2015 at 12:05 pm
IndieStratton GOLD, Ithaca, New York
14 articles 6 photos 7 comments
I think this piece really reflects how we feel about family, friends or even ourselves when we realize were taking things to fast. I don't have a little sister but i can still relate. Being a teen is like an ever going competition to prove your worth and think its hard to know when to say when. good writing!!

on Jun. 24 2015 at 10:04 pm
callieismyname BRONZE, Klamath Falls, Oregon
2 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live your life the way you want to, not the way everyone thinks you should." ~unknown

I really like this! I can relate because I, too, have a little sister and it seems like she's growing up so so fast :') i love her so much. Great job, keep 'em comin:)

Emily2k said...
on Jun. 24 2015 at 6:55 pm
Emily2k, Glasgow, Other
0 articles 15 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
they didn't agree on much. in fact they didn't agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other everyday. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.

waw you got magic in your words, wishing i was 6 again haha !

on Jun. 24 2015 at 6:36 pm
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

XD aww lol my bby bro's only a year old and I'm already drillin this into him XD he gets carried, food handed to him, he cries when he's unhappy, but it's not gonna be like that for long lol hope he's prepared for it XD. it's a sweet poem. a personal one, but any on-looker's will enjoy it as well. good structure, and I don't think I saw any spelling mishaps. good job

on Jun. 24 2015 at 4:39 pm
L.J.Barnes. GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
15 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
Avoid roasted cabbage, don't eat earwax and look on the bright side of life!
~Angela the Herbalist

So sweet, made me tear up a bit. I liked how conversational it was.. :D

Ms.Wild said...
on May. 2 2015 at 5:26 pm
Ms.Wild, St. Julian's, Other
0 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Breathe, Smile and don't forget to love.

hahaha. This is so sweet. I love it. Keep up the good work. :)