Easier to ignore

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This is a poem about my memories with my older sister before she was run over by her best friend. You don't need to read or comment, I just wanted to get my feelings out.

Submitted: April 10, 2013

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Yellow leafs, and rusty swings

Closer and closer to touching the sky.

Summer heat and otter pops,

A box of kittens and one gets dropped.

Cuddling under blankets, watching Looney Tunes

Stealing bites of cereal as you pretend not to notice.

Going for walks with the dog and your guy friend

Oblivious as I talk to being a third wheel.

Watching you draw horses, and feeling jealous.

Telling long stories, and driving you crazy.

Bruises and cuts from falling on the sidewalk

Teaching me how to rollerblade in front of the house.

My head, it knows that you forgave your friend.

But my heart, it hurts and needs someone to blame.

Glancing around a room full of strangers,

Losing my nerve to speak up in your absence.

My tears, they out fall the rain

The screeching of tires etched in my brain.

A mixture of pain, of suffering, of joy

As I think of you.

While your memory hurts, it gets easier to ignore.

Why focus on the bad when there is so much good?

You were always so forgiving of those who have wronged you.

If you can bury the hatchet, why can’t I?

Don’t ask me to like her, though I’m willing to forgive.

She was your friend, not mine.

But I will try and be understanding, because that is what you would’ve wanted.

After all, half of my childhood memories were made with her too.

I love you my sister, my hero, my friend.

Rest in Peace Melissa Jean Niemi

October 8, 1985-May 31-2002


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