Poem For The Sister I’m So Lucky To Have

Beauty, Family, Poetry | Posted by Jannie on 30 November 2012 @ 9:55 PM 48 Comments


one day they’ll examine
the leaves of our letters,

the vangoghed margin notes
and butterflied brush strokes

that tell the canvas-lovers
we were only human too.

they’ll sit there in libraries
and beside post office boxes
and on front porch swings

lost in the light
of our laughter,

their eyes melting to mist,
their faces growing
steadily younger.



~~ end of poem (which yes, is about 55 words, for those of you playing.)

Those are a couple of cards and a bookmark my sister made and sent me this year from jail where she’s been serving 6 months for a lesson she can learn from.

(Lord knows, we’ve all had lessons to learn.)

She’ll be out in a couple weeks.

Rosie’s a sweet sweet awesome person.  I love her so much!!

And she’s the real visual artist of the family, as you can see.

Even her handwriting’s a painting.


Blessedly, Mom and Dad and Rosie’s 2 kids have had these wonderful months to hang out together!


And everything’s okay.


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  • 1

    On 13 December 2012 at 9:40 am

    Jannie said, 

    Hi Joey, well she’s in our home and native Canada, and I’m still here in Texas — but I DID get to hear her lovely voice on the phone yesterday afternoon for the first time in 6 months. That WAS a nice reunion. She sounds great — and way more grown up than me now. I’ll have to mature and catch up with her. :)


  • 2

    On 18 December 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Liara Covert said, 

    Everything is a stepping stone and a pointer to deeper love. Every experience invites you to see the message of love through direct experience so you recall that which you embody. Love how we always have a choice to see experience as a blessing in disguise, something that stretches and teaches us of the pwoerful co-creator we are. Imagine you accept you create all encounters and experience. Ask yourself why. Recognize you are the answer and life is always exhilarating. Only this moment exists and you invite yourself to make the most of it.

  • 3

    On 19 December 2012 at 12:17 am

    Jannie said, 

    That is all so beautifully true, Dear Liara. Deeper love. We are our own answer. This moment, and all moments are here to make the most of. With love always inviting us to listen to the pulse of all experiences. Life is beautiful.


  • 4

    On 26 December 2012 at 9:25 am

    Alice Audrey said, 

    I live by keyboarding. My writing is slow, ugly, and painful. No way I could pull off that filigree thing.

  • 5

    On 26 December 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Alice Audrey — some people make it easy. My mom has beautiful penmanship too — like art. Me — I can be neat if I want to. And YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS, Keyboarding ROCKS!!!!! is it a bit hard to get used to on our new iPad with the flat screen?


  • 6

    On 27 December 2012 at 11:02 am

    Jannie said, 

    Jeanne again, my camera keeps messing up the red for those pix I mentioned. I really think it’s time to read the instruction manual, see if I can pick up any tips…


  • 7

    On 27 December 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Jannie said, 



    xxxoooo to Jeanne

  • 8

    On 31 December 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Alice Audrey said, 

    Oh, right. I got the keyboard with my new iPad, too. I mean the wireless separate unit, not that pathetic thing that pops up on the iPad itself. It totally rocks!

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