Poem – Little Sister

It’s late, and somehow the weekend again, and I am starting to get scared at how fast the weeks are moving now. But time moves quickly I guess – and what else is new these days? πŸ˜€

Today I want to share a poem with you that combines all my delightful memories of spending time this past summer with my two little sisters into one, conglomerate poem (wow that was a complicated sentence :D) Writing can be both therapeutic and emotionally draining – and this was one of those times. I have a lot of affection for those two blonde, vivacious girls, and writing this poem definitely tugged on my heart strings.


Last summer she clambered, laughing, into my dreams,

dragged me out in search of tangled blackberry treasure,

showed me where the fairies hide their shoes.


Last summer I tamed wild curls on birdsong mornings,

splattered rainbow handprints across reams of white paper,

spun stories like candy floss for an eager, one-person audience.


Last summer we held hands more often than not,

danced to the rhythm of a sudden, rhumba rain,

gathered drowsy buttercups beside familiar footpaths.


Last summer, before I left, I kissed all twenty-four of her freckles,

tied her dragging shoelace one more time,

and wished for next summer to come soon.


Well, there you have it – a little glimpse into my slightly-homesick big sister heart. πŸ™‚

I’d love to hear what you think of this poem! Do you have memories of summers like these? Let’s chat in the comments! πŸ™‚

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

6 thoughts on “Poem – Little Sister”

  1. Such happy memories for you and those sweet sisters. β€οΈπŸ’• Liked how β€œshe” was the subject in the first stanza, you were the subject in the second stanza, and β€œwe” in the third stanza. You gave a lot of love and left a lot of love on each freckle! 😍


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