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For my Sister

For my Sister

A Poem by Tracey R

The days go by and I think,

you’re off, going about your day.

And I’m here, doing mine �"

and we go on just like that.

As if there weren't some time,

when we spent every night

just across the hall from one another.

It’s like a line I read in a book, recently.

The narrator, an older man, is reflecting on a moment

long ago, his parents and sister sitting on the porch,

nothing but the sea and a few bugs - 

and he says, “When did that all exist?”

That broke me into pieces.

Just look at these photos,

life is an amazing thing.

I was sitting on the grass,

on the Hudson River today.

I concentrated for a moment,

and you were there,

in the warm sun.

© 2015 Tracey R

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It brings back a simpler time, low tech, people never stray that far away from their roots
a far cry from today and who knows what is in store for tomorrow

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tracey R

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your read and your reply. I am in the field of psychology and I am always surprised h.. read more
a beautiful tribute for your sister,it seems she is gone from you,sad
we all look back and wonder where it went,it was only yesterday

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tracey R

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Actually she is not "gone," but she lives very far away (me .. read more

3 Years Ago

well i`m glad she hasn`t passed,i guess we all struggle with something,you`re welcome
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Added on July 27, 2015
Last Updated on July 27, 2015


Tracey R
Tracey R

New York, NY

Hi. I'm here to reunite with writing after some time. For four years now I have been studying and working in the field of Addiction Psychology. Prior, I wrote fiction and nonfiction in college, mo.. more..


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