Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Heads or Tails?

This is my first time taking part in Skittles creative weekly prompt Heads or tails. For Heads or Tails this week, skits tells us to pick an older theme and write about that.
I decided to pick Express and then I thought, why not pick an older post where I tried to express my feelings about my recent hurtful relationship change with my sister.


Two souls brought together through a shared blood line
The gift of big sister has made my world shine
No matter the situation, sometimes grave most times great
My Life has been enhanced with my sister soul-mate
Obstacles occur, she's transported many miles away
Nothing discourages our love, visits just become long stays

Raising Children, managing homes, our Lives get crazy
daily stresses, no time, our communication becomes lazy
Less and less honesty, no articulation exchanged
Day by Day the loving bond between sisters is changed
my Abruptness and temperamental impatience
hits the chill of her impassive wall of indifference

Like a sidewalk that cracks we are sadly split apart
I feel like I'm existing with only half my blue heart
attempting to make peace, takes time, feels uncomfortably strange
I wish to turn our clocks back a few years and just prevent this ugly change
I've learned never again to let my feelings fester or my tribulations wait
When we treasure someone we need to honestly, lovingly and timely relate

As usual, after writing this very personal piece, the loving comments from the incredibly supportive bloggers I know, made me feel so comforted and happy that I decided to share my soul. I liked the comments much better than my poetry, if you want to read them. .. here is the original post
we've changed

18 comments:

Skittles said...

It's never too late, Lucy. Until it IS too late. Don't wait that long...

It was a beautiful but heart wrenching post. I only wish me and my sister had ever been even somewhat close.

anthonynorth said...

I think the bond will still be there, deep down.
A heartfelt first at HoT.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Don't let too much time pass because you can never get it back. I didn't talk to my entire family for 7 years and it was tough getting back.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, this is sad...but I know how things happen...and it's hard to put it right again but it can be done. I think. Good luck!

Karen said...

Things will get better. My sisters and I had a rough patch awhile back and we are all better now.

milet said...

oh this made me realized how lucky i am to be getting along with my older sister. she has been like a mother to me when ours pass away when i was just 15.

thanks for sharing and visiting my hot.

Grace said...

Thank you for visiting my HoT post... and then I come here... wow... what a great post. Thank you for sharing!

Misty Dawn said...

This is such an intense post! Wow - you truly opened your heart to us. I'm honored.

Bone said...

This is just so honest and raw. Your willingness to admit your own share of the blame is refreshing yet painful at the same time.

And I like your poetry. Especially love the line, "visits just become long stays."

byrningbunny said...

Wow, that was beautifully written and so clearly expressed. So many of us have experienced it. Hope it all works out for the best!

Bee Bee said...

Good Lord, this is immensely powerful! And for once, I hope I am wrong when I said sometimes it is too late.

I hope things work out fine for you Lucy.

Simone said...

Its good to express yourself and you have done it in such a powerful way. I pray that your relationship will be healed and restored.

Giggles said...

Still so very sad....wish she could read it. What an impact it would have! Your heart is so big....If only people could just agree to disagree..... LET Peace trump it all!

Love You
Sherrie...cyber soul sister!

Tammy said...

Relationships must be nurtured and sadly one side must make more of an effort. I'm always that person and would like to be the other one sometimes.

Thank you Dave. lol

Sue said...

Welcome to the HOT meme...definitely a great post! I get along very well with my younger sister, but I have a very strained relationship with my brother...I can relate....

My HOT entry is here

Thank you for stopping by!

paisley said...

i do so hope you emailed a copy to your sister.. i am thinking it just might be the ice breaker you two ned... chances are she is feeling the same and just doesn't have the words to say it... please send her a copy lucy!!!!!

Vic Grace said...

Welcome to H or T. You have a gift in sharing your emotions and thoughts and you did it beautifully. I find that very difficult to do.

forgetfulone said...

Heads or Tails is a very fun meme! Your poetry is always good. You should write more of it! Very emotional.