Chicano Poet

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Sister's Birthday

El ocho's sister
was long-suffering

a true woman
stronger than

the strongest bridge
more sturdy

than the morning sun
more moving

than the moon
fierce against storms

carving joy from sadness
loyal to the light

safer than the Lord
his sister

battled the soul for him
who was so weak

she showed him the way
if he gave up

she asked nothing
in return

and in her love caused everything
that's good and great

making el ocho patas
more blessed than life


At 8:46 AM, Anonymous said...

Wow! My sister soon will celebrate her birthday really soon and this poem will be great to write it on her greeting card. Thanks a lot!


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