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Ode to my Sister Cathy (Poem #722)

My little sister so cute and sweet
We have so much fun together
Doing things week after week

She is the kindest person I know
It's not her smile that beguiles
But the kindnesses she shows

She is so independent and strong
Will do anything she can herself
To help her living alone get along

She's had many blessings in life
Which God has provided with love
Amidst the living provided by strife

A Christian in heart and her soul
Her actions show it striving
To be like Jesus makes her whole

Her children mean the very most
Mark, Darin and Wendy Jean's
Name honored me, here I can boast

Along came her granddaughter Nicole
So wonderful a blessing she is
Making her family now whole

You will often find her being busy
Doing so many neighborly things
She often drives me dizzy

If I so much as break a toenail
I know that she will always be there
I don't have to give out a single wail

Today I am honored to share
Her birthday with lunch
Ribs are a favorite if we dare

This ode could go on all day
But its time for a Happy Birthday
And a hug and a kiss going her way

So Cathy may you have a wonderful
Happy Birthday and next year
Have many more blessing to full fill

(c) Copyright by Gorney July, 23, 2013
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Submitted on October 07, 2013

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,192
Words 234
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 1

Jean Gorney

I wrote a poem for my daughter and new son-in-law and read it at their wedding reception in 1997. People have been encouraging me ever since. I try to write up-beat and happy poetry. My poetry has been in many anthologies, newspapers, church bulletins,etc. I won a small contest once. I self-published some small(4x5)books with about 16 poems in each that can be used as greeting cards. I include an envelope for mailing. Check them out on my FB page under Jean Magill Gorney. more…

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