My Big Sister



Most everybody has one
I had none
An older sibling to guide me
and be by myside
but t'was not to be.

To myself, I kept my thoughts
As slowing along, I struggled
learning to be independent
with no one to confide
my angst and growing-up pains.

Entering med school in my teens
losing childhood friends along the way
was more than I could bear
With classmates much older than I
lost in a grown-up world was I
How I wished things were different.

Along came an angel who put me
through the straight and narrow
and shot me like an arrow
hitting the target where I am today
She's the big sister I now have.
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Submitted on September 03, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABCB XCCCX XXXDDC BEECX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 578
Words 116
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 6, 5

Alexander Lim

I am a neurologist, who writes mostly medical articles for publication. When I have time, I tend to write essays and forums, sometimes for our local newspaper in areas that interest me, some of which may be quite controversial. I love "point" and "counterpoint", having been a co-captain of my Hi-school debate team. Poetry is not my genre of choice. I do it when some subjects prompts me, but I do find solitude in it. more…

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